I would like to thank the Director of Black Forest Academy and the Principal for making possible the time in my assignment to research and write this history. I would also thank Harding Braaten and many others in Janz Team Ministries for assisting in finding the people who had the information needed.

Doing historical research involves going to the original sources as much as possible. Some of these provided written documentation of events, people involved, locations, and in some cases, anecdotes that spiced up the information. I have included probably more than enough citations from these documents, mainly because I believe that the people themselves should be heard. They were the people that laid the foundation for the present school. Please bear with any repetitions that might occur because of this, and the story might flow more evenly, were it not for these quotations, but I believe they are valuable in themselves.