What do you believe?
The purpose of Brookfield Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered, quality education which will equip God’s children to function as Christians in society, church, and home. For a more detailed explanation of the foundational beliefs we share, please read through our statement of beliefs.
How do BCS students compare academically to other schools?
Brookfield Christian School participates in the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, and continues to perform incredibly well when compared with other schools nationally. In recent years, our school scored higher than 94% of the schools across the country. In all areas, BCS students are testing at least two levels beyond their grade. By eighth grade, students are performing at the level of a high school senior in writing, a mid-year junior in reading, and a junior in science. We thank God for blessing us with excellent teachers and hard-working students!
Where do BCS families live?
Families from 14 different area communities send their children to BCS.
How do we enroll?
Please see our Admissions section for details on our admissions process.
What are your age requirements for enrollment?
Prospective 4K students must be four years old and kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1 of the school year. Prospective 3K students must be potty-trained and three years old by September 1 of the school year.
How much is tuition?
Please refer to the tuition page for current rates, information on our financial assistance program, and more.
Does BCS have a bus service?
Busing is available in Brookfield and Elm Grove. In other areas, many of our families form carpools.
Is BCS affiliated with a church or denomination?
Brookfield Christian is Non-Denominational. There are more than 35 churches represented at BCS. The school was established in 1964 by members of the Brookfield Christian Reformed Church. But the governing body of the school is the BCS Society—parents and other interested supporters, represented by an elected School Board. While BCS enjoys the support and participation of a number of churches, we are a parent-run organization. No church’s council has direct governing authority over the school.
Is there a high school associated with BCS?
No. Students from BCS proceed to many different area high schools, Christian and private. We maintain contact with students after they begin high school to determine how well prepared they are, and how well they are adjusting. Students from BCS report that they have made a smooth transition to high school, and are very well equipped academically, socially, and spiritually. The majority of BCS students attend one of the following area high schools: Brookfield Central, Brookfield East, Heritage Christian, or Milwaukee Lutheran.
What days/times do BCS 3K & 4K classes meet?
Visit our 3K & 4K page for a detailed schedule. We offer a variety of options, with enrichment in addition to regular class time.
What days/times does BCS’s Kindergarten class meet?
Kindergarten class meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:20 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. BCS also offers an optional “Enrichment Day” on Friday. The Enrichment Days are full days, also meeting from 8:20 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. You may sign up for as many sessions as you’d like at the beginning of each month. A separate fee is charged and is billed at the end of each month based on days attended.
Do you have before/after school care available?
The hours of Before School Care are from 7:15-8:00 a.m. with a cost of $4/family for a full hour and $2/family after 7:30 a.m. After School Care hours are from 3:05-5:30 p.m. with a cost of $4 per child per hour.
What methods do you use for teaching children to read? Do you teach phonics?
Yes. BCS uses a balanced literacy approach that includes speaking, listening, reading and writing. We believe that reading is constructing meaning from the written word. The components of skilled reading include phonics/word study, reading fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Our phonetic instruction includes letter/sound relationships, word families and patterns, blending sounds, and long word attack skills. Students are taught to respond to and evaluate the written word in the light of God’s word.
What is Brookfield Christian School’s stance on Common Core?
Since the Common Core State Standards are educational guidelines and not a mandated, set curriculum, Brookfield Christian exercises our right of local control by implementing a curriculum that best meets our high academic standards and is compatible with our faith and worldview. Brookfield Christian constantly reviews its curricular program, building on areas of strength and addressing areas where growth is needed, in an ongoing effort to offer a rigorous, yet well-rounded educational experience that prepares students for life beyond the walls of our school. For more information, please contact our principal, Mr. Kevin Vos.
Where can I find the Accelerated Reader Quizzes?
BCS students can access any quiz that Renaissance Learning has available. To find out if a quiz is available for a particular book, or to determine the Accelerated Reader reading level and number of points assigned to a particular book, go to www.renlearn.com/store. Under the blue “Quiz Store” section, click on “Quiz Search.” You can search by book title, author, quiz number or ISBN. When you press GO, if the book comes up, there is a quiz available. It will also indicate the reading level and points assigned for that book. At the BCS library, all AR books are marked with the reading level and points.
Do you have a computer lab?
Yes, BCS has a computer lab that is continually being updated with current software and hardware. In addition to the 25 computers and three servers in the state-of-the-art computer lab, many of the classrooms are also equipped with computers. A technology committee is continually looking for ways to integrate technology into every subject.
What is the “BCS Society?”
Brookfield Christian School is operated by a Society of parents and supporters. If you are a parent or supporter of BCS, you are a member of the BCS Society. That means that God is entrusting you, along with your Christian brothers and sisters, with stewardship of BCS. The BCS Society elects a School Board to oversee the operation of the school, primarily through the work of the Administrator and the Board Committees. In April of each year, the Society meets to elect new Board members, approve the next year’s budget, and hear reports from the Board.
What is “CSI?”
“CSI” is an acronym for Christian Schools International, a worldwide organization serving over 400 Christian Schools. This affiliation offers BCS a broad range of resources to meet the needs of students and staff. Other CSI Christian schools in Wisconsin include Delavan, Fond du Lac, Oostburg, Racine, Randolph, Sheboygan, and Waupun. These Wisconsin CSI schools join together for several annual activities: banquet, a speech and spelling festival, a writing contest, a music festival, a two-day basketball tournament, a track meet, and a teachers’ institute.
How can I make a financial contribution to Brookfield Christian School?
Visit our Support BCS page for many different ways to support Brookfield Christian School. Direct donations are always welcome. You can also help the school by using programs such as Scrip, Box Tops, Labels for Education, Target Red Card, and more. Please contact our school office for more information on any of those programs.
What is the BCS Foundation?
The Brookfield Christian School Foundation was created to provide individuals with a stewardship opportunity that helps build a long-term, stable, financial support base for the school. Donations to the Foundation are placed in a safe, steadily-growing investment account. The annual interest generated by this account is given to BCS to assist in meeting its operating budget. In this way, the Foundation not only supports the day-to-day operation of BCS, but also helps build the school’s long-term fiscal stability. For more information about the BCS Foundation and how to donate, contact our school office for a copy of the Foundation brochure.
I have more questions! How can I contact BCS?
You can contact the school at 262.782.4722, or email our admissions staff. If you’d like to give us your name, phone, and e-mail address, we’ll be glad to contact you and answer your specific questions.