The Community Classroom

The Community Classroom exists in Shiremanstown so that the BBC 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 BBC 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 class schedule for Fall/Winter 2021:

  • Beginners 2 - Monday and Thursday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Beginners 1 - Monday and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 AM
  • Advanced Beginners - Monday and Thursday, 1:30-11:30 AM
  • Intermediate - Tuesday and Friday, 10:30-11:30 AM OR Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Citizenship - Friday, 9:00-10:00 AM

There are also classes offered at Bible Baptist Church (201 W. Vine Street) for all levels on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM. Child care is available for these classes.

Please call 717-761-6040 for more information and to register. You will be asked for your name and phone number and our ESL coordinator will return your call.

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 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 or email


Tutoring at the community classroom

Each summer, The Community Classroom offers a fun, engaging learning program for local kids. This summer we provided additional tutoring to the children who were enrolled in our program during the 2020/21 school year.

We hope to be able to offer a full summer program for all who are interested. Check back in May for more info!