The Community Classroom

The Community Classroom exists in Shiremanstown so that the Bible Baptist Church congregation can reach into the lives of our neighbors, meet some of their tangible needs, build friendships with these families and allow them to see the love of Jesus demonstrated through our lives. 


The vision for a facility from which Bible Baptist Church could touch the lives of Shiremanstown community members has been on the hearts and minds of the congregation and leadership for many years. Planning for such a ministry began in the summer of 2015. In the fall of that year, the property adjacent to the church became available for sale. BBC enthusiastically raised the money necessary to purchase that lovely home, giving the Community Classroom a visible and convenient location in the center of the borough.  The Community Classroom is located next to the church at 205 West Main St. Shiremanstown.

Adult ESL


The Community Classroom offers English classes on all levels as well as a citizenship class.  


ESL classes are being taught via Zoom Meetings this summer due to the COVID-19 shut-down.  There are 10 Zoom classes available, which meet Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 22 (Note: there will be no classes on July 15 or 22).


Class Options:

  • Beginner (book 1) - Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:15 AM
  • Advanced Beginner (book 2) - Monday and Wednesday, 11:00-11:45 AM
  • Intermediate - Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-1:15 PM


Please call 717-761-6040 for more information and to register.

after school tutoring



The Community Classroom partners with Northside Elementary School and Elmwood Academy to offer after school homework assistance to qualifying students in grades 1-5.  Students receive daily help with their homework, tutoring, outside games and activities, and bi-weekly Bible lessons.  Enrollment in our After School Tutoring program is based on recommendations from these local schools.  If you are interested in learning more or in participating, please talk to your guidance counselor.

S.N.A.C.C.

Summer Nights at the community classroom

The Community Classroom offers a summer learning program each year for children who have finished 1st-6th grades.  This summer we invite you to attend S.N.A.C.C, a socially-distanced program that uses popular game shows to make learning fun.  Activities included experiments, outside games and activities, crafts, and more! Registration begins June 14.


CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO REGISTER