FAQs

What do you believe?

Brookfield Christian School offers a Christ-centered education that prepares students to learn, to lead, and to serve faithfully in God’s world. 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 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.

Where do BCS families live?

Families from 14 different area communities send their children to BCS.

Does BCS have a bus service?

Busing is available for those living in the Elmbrook School District.  In other areas, many of our families form carpools.

Do you have before/after school care available?

The hours of Before School Care are from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. with a cost of $4/child for a full hour and $2/child after 7:30 a.m. After School Care hours are from 3:15 – 5:30 p.m. with a cost of $4 per child per hour.

How do we enroll?

Please see our Admissions page 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 & fees page for current rates, information on our financial assistance program, and more.  Email us for a copy of the current tuition & fees sheet.

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.  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-governed 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, both public 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. About half of our students attend the public high school in their district, such as Brookfield East, Brookfield Central, Sussex Hamilton, Menomonee Falls, etc.  Those who choose private schools usually attend Lake Country Lutheran, Milwaukee Lutheran, Wisconsin Lutheran or Heritage Christian.

What days/times do BCS 3K and 4K classes meet?

Our 3K class meets 3 mornings per week, and our 4K class meets 4 mornings per week, with options up to 5 full days per week.  Visit our 3K and 4K pages for a detailed schedule and a listing of the various options available.

What days/times does BCS’s Kindergarten class meet?

Visit our Kindergarten page for a detailed schedule.  The class meets 4 days per week, and an optional “Enrichment Day” is offering on Fridays.

What methods do you use for teaching children to read? Do you teach phonics?

Brookfield Christian uses a workshop approach to teaching reading and writing.  Students learn reading skills within the context of books that meet their needs and abilities.  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 from a Christian perspective.

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.

Do you have a computer lab?

BCS has a computer lab that serves as a hub for our technology education classes. However, Chromebooks, iPads, and Apple TVs are in use in our classrooms as well.  We continually look for ways to meaningfully integrate and apply technology to enhance student learning.

What is the “BCS Society?”

“Society” is the original term the founders of the school used for the active supporters of the school.  Brookfield Christian School is operated by a Society, or school community, 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, Oostburg, Racine, Randolph, Sheboygan, and Waupun. These Wisconsin CSI schools join together for several annual activities: a speech and spelling festival, 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 Us 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, 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. A designated amount generated by this account is given annually 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. We will respond promptly.

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