For many parents, this is the time of year when they are evaluating their options for where to send their children to school in the fall and the process can be daunting. Trying to decide what is important to you and your family is crucial when evaluating potential schools. For those who are interested in a faith-based educational program, the decision can be particularly difficult and today’s guest post is written specifically for that audience.
This featured business post was brought to you by Brookfield Christian School. Now learn more about one local mom’s story and why she has chosen to send her children to BCS.
4 Reasons We Made BCS Our School
When making the second-major decision in parenthood (aside from the first big decision to even have kids), I was overwhelmed. After all, school was a big decision – the peers, the teachers, the lessons, the activities, the opportunities – and the pressure weighed heavy on my heart. If I made the wrong choice, I feared forever ruining my child. My family beliefs led me to private education, but still the choices remained. And today, now that it’s all said and done, I am often asked, “Why Brookfield Christian?”
Because faith matters
During Saturday morning basketball practice, when my 5-year-old son and his team opened with prayer and yelled they “play for Jesus,” I realized how integrated faith is at Brookfield Christian School (BCS). The school’s motto, “By Faith We Began, In Faith We Go Forward,” reiterates that God’s Word and prayer aren’t just reserved for Bible study time. Instead, it is incorporated into what the school stands for and everything it does – from service projects for nursing homes or underprivileged children to student gatherings and sports games. Prayer opens school, assemblies and lunch, as verses hang on banners in the cafeteria. Faith isn’t just part of the BCS experience. It is at the center.
Because teachers are allies
Brookfield Christian partners with parents to share not just a child’s academic success, but his/her love for and knowledge of God. For instance, science isn’t about just planets and trees and body functions. It’s about God’s amazing creation. Connections are continually made between faith and learning to meet the needs of the whole child – academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical.
Because a well-rounded education is important
Brookfield Christian students continually perform well on standardized tests, but more importantly, surveys from graduates show they are prepared for the rigors of high school. In addition, BCS takes pride in serving students of all academic abilities, recognizing that students are unique individuals with unique learning needs. Finally, BCS understands that the essentials — reading, math, writing, science, Bible, and social studies — are important. However, providing classes in Art, PE, music, choir, and foreign language is also a significant component of an overall educational experience that exposes students to the richness of learning.
Because we are all in this together
As a newly enrolled family, we were given a mentor family to help us get acclimated to the school. I remember, over coffee and donuts, my mentor mom saying something I will never forget. “No one talks behind each other’s backs. We look out for each other and all the kids. In today’s world, it is so refreshing!”
Brookfield Christian values interpersonal relationships and strives for sense of belonging and of being united as a community of over 260 students and their families. This was reiterated the first day I dropped my son off at BCS and the principal greeted him by name as he held the door open. Parents know other children. Children know other parents. The BCS community truly believes “we are all in this together” and makes each other and the well-being of the school a priority.
To learn more about Brookfield Christian School
For more information or to schedule a time to visit Brookfield Christian School, call (262) 782-4722.
Find BCS online at www.brookfieldchristian.org