About Us

Nurturing God’s Children

“Feel this apple. Smell it. What color is it? The first letter in apple is ‘A’.”

This is how students experience the ABCs.  Because of our smaller class sizes, learning experiences are more intimate. The teacher spends more time looking into the eyes of each student to see if they are grasping concepts.

From preschool through middle school, children feel the individual attention. It comes as a result of our teachers’ personal conviction to Christian education—an education that cares as much about nurturing the soul of each student as his or her understanding of fractions. Our teachers become active participants in the lives of their students. They share in each other’s joy and sorrow, uniting in devotions and prayer. Together they praise God for the lessons he continues to teach, and for inspiring our staff to become great teachers in every sense.

Our Mission

It is the purpose of Borculo Christian School to provide our students with a quality Christ-centered education, which will allow them to develop their abilities to serve Christ and others.

Our Vision

The vision of the Borculo Christian School Society and Board is:

  • To encourage all students to grow and mature fully in Christ by integrating Christian truths and principles into all areas of learning.
  • To provide students, staff and administration with the necessary facilities and resources to achieve excellence in all academic disciplines.
  • To exercise good stewardship of God-given resources to make education at Borculo Christian School affordable for all.
  • To have Christ’s love reflected through Borculo Christian School to the people in our community.

Our History

Borculo Christian School: Precious Heritage – Promising Future

Borculo Christian School partners with parents, shaping young lives to reflect the beauty of Jesus, and preparing them to claim His lordship in every area of their lives. This vision is what motivated Borculo parents to invest time and money into the startup of Borculo Christian School. And this is the reason our covenant community, including people who are now grandparents and great-grandparents, has put its heart and soul into creating and sustaining our Christian school.

Fifty years ago, they had to reach deep into their storehouses of time and treasure in order to turn that vision into reality. They chose a school board and principal, built a four-classroom schoolhouse for $46,631.68, and hired 2.5 teachers. The board members took their newly hired principal around the community to visit families and recruit students, and by the first day of school, September 4, 1957, there were 97 pupils.

In 1978, the school gymnasium was built. Twenty years later, a large addition for middle school, faculty, music, science and art was added. The spirit of working together has never left the BCS community, for the sake of providing an excellent, God-glorifying, Christ-centered education to train their young people for service in God’s world.

The school was put on the map and on Moose Traxx ice cream boxes, in 1997, when teacher Sally Rhind Doebler and her fourth grade class went through the legislative process to name the white-tailed deer as Michigan’s state mammal. Today the school is known for its students’ high participation in music and sports, and for their high academic achievement, documented by MEAP scores that significantly exceed state standards.

Borculo Christian School is a member of Christian Schools International, a nonprofit organization that supports the reformational teaching of students to know God and his world and to glorify him through obedient service. State accreditation will be forthcoming in this school year.

We are thankful that God has guided our school in the past, and we pray for His continued presence in the future.

Safety Drills


Safety Drills

State law requires all schools in the state of Michigan to conduct a mandated number of fire, tornado and lockdown drills throughout the school year.  Below is a link to when specific drills were conducted at Borculo Christian School.

 Safety Drill Schedule





Our Foundation

The foundation was created to ensure a Christian education will be provided to our community for generations to come.


Frequently Asked Questions


1. How big is Borculo Christian School?
  • We are a 3-School – 8th-grade school
  • Our 2023-2024 enrollment is 298 students
2. What is the student to teacher ratio?

We average 17 students to every teacher allowing us to accommodate for the unique learning styles of all individuals.

3. Do you have an early childhood programs?

Yes, we offer 3-School, 4-School, and Pre-Kindergarten.

4. What are your 2023/2024 Tuition Rates?
  • 3-School                $1,200
  • 4-School                $1,600
  • Pre-Kindergarten         $2,943
  • 3 Day Kindergarten     $5,519
  • Transitional Kindergarten    $6,255
  • 5 Day Kindergarten     $7,357
  • 1  student                     $7,357
  • 2 students                   $12,472
  • 3 students                   $15,937
  • 4 students                   $18,896
  • 5 students                   $19,178

* Call our office at 616-875-8152 to learn more about our tuition assistance program or visit the FACTS website to fill out an application (link below).

FACTS Application

5. What does BCS’s academic year look like?
  • We start school in August and end in May.
  • Our school days are from 8:30am-3:45pm
6. What co-curricular classes does BCS have to offer their students?
  • Technology
  • Music
  • Band (5-8)
  • Choir (6-8)
  • Art
  • Spanish (K-8)
  • Physical Education
  • Library
7. What other bonus opportunities are available to students?
  • Daily Hot Lunch Program Through Zeeland Public Schools
  • We are an inclusion school
8. What sports opportunities does BCS offer for middle school (6-8) students?

Borculo Christian School Sports

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Volleyball

Unity Christian Co-op Teams

  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field

Unity Christian High School Middle School Teams

  • Wrestling
  • Cross Country
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis

Middle School coed Intramurals 

  • Volleyball
  • Hockey
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Pickleball