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Saying Goodbye to Biola Youth Academics and Torrey Academy

Biola Youth Academics (BYA), which includes Torrey Academy (TA), Star Academics, Private School Satellite Program (PSP) and Elementary Academics, has closed as of June 30, 2020. The spring 2020 semester was the last semester for all who were enrolled in Biola Youth Academics and Torrey Academy. Biola University will, however, retain the Friday elementary clinicals led by the School of Education. For information regarding Biola’s Eight-Week Clinic courses, please visit

We appreciate the support of the Biola Youth Academics and Torrey Academy families throughout the history of the programs. BYA celebrated 20 years in 2016 and TA celebrated 24 years in 2020. It has been a rich history of serving hundreds of K-12 students by providing academically rigorous programs from a biblical worldview. Thank you to all the current families and students and the many alumni from the programs.

Next Steps

Under the direction of Robin Slagle, a new program called Star Homeschool Academy will launch in fall 2020. Similarly, the Torrey Academy tutors, led by Jacob Waller and Anna Barber, will launch Emmaus Classical Academy in fall 2020. Neither program will be affiliated with Biola University but both will closely follow the same educational models and biblical principles as Biola Youth Academics and Torrey Academy.

Enrollment is now open for both Star Homeschool Academy and Emmaus Classical Academy. Visit and for details.