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About the Future of 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, will be closing at the end of this 2019-20 academic year, June 2020. Biola will, however, retain the Friday elementary clinicals led by the School of Education. The spring 2020 semester will be the last semester for all who are enrolled in Biola Youth Academics and Torrey Academy.

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 will celebrate 240 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.”

Under the direction of Robin Slagle, a new program called Star Homeschool Academy will launch in Fall 2020. This program will not be affiliated with Biola University but both will closely follow the same educational models and biblical principles as Biola Youth Academics.

Enrollment is now open for both Star Homeschool Academy and Emmaus Classical Academy. Visit and for details. For information regarding Eight-Week Clinic courses, please visit


  • High School Courses (2 days per week)
    Yorba Linda
  • Junior High Courses (1 day per week)
    Yorba Linda
  • Elementary Days (1 day per week)
    Tustin and Yorba Linda
  • Private School Satellite Program
    Support, guidance, and community as you home educate your children

Unique Features

  • Christian worldview education for K-12
  • Invested, qualified, and godly instructors and tutors
  • On-campus lab sciences
  • Select on campus courses
  • Academic accountability with syllabi and quarterly summaries/grade reports
  • Over 20 years of experience serving the homeschool community
  • Preparing high school students to excel as university students

What a true blessing this program and all of the gifted teachers are. Sarah and Matthew can't wait for next week! Thank you for your engaging class and for making our family feel welcome and informed. We are very grateful!

Cherl Parker, BYA Parent

Alumni Success

Amanda Diaz
Licensed marriage and family therapist, Santa Ana Unified School District
2003 Alumna

BYA taught me how to think and study independently. It also taught me how to learn from different teachers, which went on to help me both in undergraduate and graduate courses. It taught me to research and study the data to come to alternative conclusions and think for myself. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working for the Santa Ana Unified School District with teenagers.

Grace Berding
Speech-Language Pathology graduate student
2010 Alumna

Biola Youth not only provided foundational skills that allowed me to thrive in an educational setting, but it also cultivated a love for learning and growing. I hope that I can share this love with every client I meet when I become a speech-language pathologist.

Christina Milczewsky Golly
Registered Nurse
2009 Alumna

Currently, I work at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center as a registered nurse on the hematologic oncology floor. At BYA, I discovered my passion for the health sciences in Life Science, Biology and Chemistry. BYA also prepared me for the science classes I took at Biola to earn my degree.

Brian Diaz
Designer and Jr. Engineer
2008 Alumnus

BYA provided a solid academic foundation that propelled me through college and established a strong work ethic that remains today.