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 property 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.

Find Us On Facebook

Adult ESL

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

Wednesday evening classes for all English levels are held at Bible Baptist Church (3rd floor at the back of the building) at 7:00 pm.  The winter session of these classes will run from January 15-April 1.  The spring session will run from April 15-June 3  

Various classes are taught at The Community Classroom each morning. The FALL session will begin on September 2.


Please call 717-761-0400 to register.  ALL CLASSES ARE FULL.

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.

3 Thursdays

The Community Classroom offers a summer learning program for children who will be entering 1st-5th grades each summer.  This past summer we featured "3 Thursdays", a reading based learning initiative.  Activities included experiments, outside games and activities, crafts, and more!  Please check back here in May to find out more about our Summer 2020 program.