About Ben Hill Christian Academy
History of the Academy – Dr. and Mrs. Olly C. (Carolyn) Duckett founded the Ben Hill United Methodist Church Preschool Academy. The Ben Hill United Methodist Church began its pre-school ministry in November 1973, for the purpose of providing day care service. The academy during that time offered services for children ages 2–5. It was licensed for a capacity of 69 children.
In May 1974, the academy was expanded to offer a developmental program. This program included the following areas of study: language, art, health and safety, reading readiness, physical activities, and recreational play. Through the leadership of Mrs. Stella M. Graggs the academy soared and gained the reputation of being the place to send children to receive a strong academic foundation. We celebrate our history and look forward to building upon it with your family and our tradition of success.