Borculo Christian School Capital Campaign
Hello Borculo Christian School Supporter,
It is a wonderful privilege to be a member of a community that deeply loves God and strives to instill that same passion in the next generation. Borculo Christian is blessed to have a community that backs its mission of offering everyone a high-quality Biblical education.
Thank you for taking the time to review this material. Our school board has spent the past year working on developing a strategic plan to ensure that we can continue providing a quality Christ-centered education to families who partner with Borculo Christian School. We love our school and community and are committed to maintaining this fantastic community.
Thank you and God Bless,
Mission of Borculo Christian School
The mission of Borculo Christian School is to provide our students with a quality Christ-centered education that allows them to develop their abilities to serve Christ and others.
History of Borculo Christian
1950 – The Borculo Christian School Society began
1951 – Borculo Christian School Bussing Committee provided bussing to Allendale Christian School
1953 – A Building Fund Began for a Christian School in Borculo
1956 – Current land donated and building began
1957 – Borculo Christian School started with 97 students
1961- New addition (Two classrooms) enrollment of 157 students
1978 – Gym and Lobby added
1995 – Middle School Addition, Library, teachers lounge, Commons, 3 classrooms
1995 – Art and Music room addition 235 students
2005 – Bus barn built
2007 – Facilities upgrade – New boiler, underground sprinkling, ball field grading, new well, and new drainage – 103 students
2008-2013 – K-8 enrollment dipped to 90-100 students
2016 – Entrance and Office Addition – 160 students
Borculo Christian Growth
2015 – 2016 Enrollment 160
2016 – 2017 Enrollment 175
2017 – 2018 Enrollment 194
2018 – 2019 Enrollment 203
2019 – 2020 Enrollment 223
2020 – 2021 Enrollment 223
2021 – 2022 Enrollment 254
2022 – 2023 Enrollment 284
2023 – 2024 Enrollment 298
Projected 2024-2025 Enrollment 303
Projected 2025-2026 Enrollment 305
Projected 2026-2027 Enrollment 312
Where is the growth from?
The values of our school remain rooted in God’s word.
Our commitment is to provide a high-quality Biblical education to every student.
The population of Ottawa County is rapidly growing, with a significant increase in adults aged 20-34.
Who Are We?
The Vision of Borculo Christian School.
To encourage all students to grow and mature fully in Christ by integrating Biblical 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 be a place where Christ’s love is reflected through Borculo Christian School to the people in our Community.
Where Are We Going?
Our school board aims to maintain a small Christian school and envisions having two sections for each grade, as well as a high-quality early childhood program.
Guiding Principles of the 2023-2024 Capital Campaign
The Borculo Christian School board has made an important decision that will impact the future of our community. They have begun a strategic journey and have carefully chosen the guiding principles to pave the way for this capital campaign. This step taken by the board will provide a roadmap for the school’s future.
We are fully committed to providing quality Biblical education and dedicated to the growth and development of our students.
We are thrilled to embark on this endeavor, and we extend an invitation to you to join us in our shared vision. Our desire is to provide our students with a quality, Christ-centered education that enables them to develop their abilities to serve Christ and the community.
Guiding Principle #1
Provide Borculo Christian School Families with a Roadmap for the Future.
Guiding Principle #2
All decisions made will be in accordance with the mission and vision of Borculo Christian School.
Guiding Principle #3
The process will involve checkpoints to ensure effective communication and approval from the school community.
Guiding Principle #4
We will ensure the preservation of Borculo Christian School’s core values, culture, and community.
Understanding the Problem
The process of expansion analysis and design discovery is a dynamic process.
As we progressed further into the process, we found ourselves at the crossroads of creativity and data-driven insights.
The Borculo Christian School board assessed current facility constraints and usage to determine future needs.
Brent Nienhuis, Board President for 23/24, presents the findings in a two-part video series.
Facilities Master Plan
- Maintain one campus
- Maintain one building
- The facility fits on the current site or lots adjacent to the north.
- The master layout works to accommodate incremental additions as needs arise.
- Proper parking to accommodate future site layout
- Proper traffic flow to accommodate future site layout
- Proper outdoor space allocation for athletic fields and playground space
- Total space breakdown to accommodate two classes per grade and early childhood.
- Consideration of child care space to support BCS community
In Phase 1, we will resize the building to match our current needs. This strategic decision to resize our school building is crucial to ensure that our educational environment is optimized for our present needs and that future developments are not hindered.
By carefully evaluating and adjusting the physical infrastructure to align with the demands of our student population, we are fostering an environment for learning and growth. This allows us to not only accommodate the unique needs of our students but also to enhance the educational support services that are vital to our student’s success.
Centralizing our administrative offices serves as the cornerstone of our forward-looking vision. This streamlined approach not only maximizes operational efficiency but also positions us favorably for future development and expansion. It lays the groundwork for efficient use of our administrative offices, enabling us to allocate resources where they are most needed.
We recognize that right-sizing our school building, optimizing educational support services, and centralizing our offices are not just strategic choices; they are essential to the realization of our educational mission and our commitment to providing a quality Christ-centered education for current and future generations of students.
Please note that all images and renderings are for conceptual purposes only and may not be the final product.
Phase 1 Timeline
Phase 1 Project Budget
September – October 2023
Validate Site Work Budget
Approval to proceed with professional services
January – April 2024
September 2024 – August 2025
Building addition/Renovation Scope
8,610 square foot addition
Misc Renovation Work
$2,125,000 – $247 / square foot
Site Work Scope
Parking lot/Bus loop/Building addition/Detention pond
Septic Allowance Scope
The current septic is for 250 persons
Upgrade to a septic for 450-600 persons
Professional Services Allowance Scope
Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design
Additional Items Scope
AV equipment, Card access/security, Fixtures, furniture, school equipment
Providing a Roadmap for Future Generations
At Borculo Christian School, we stand at the threshold of an exciting future brimming with possibilities.
The school board is committed to creating a comprehensive plan that sustains the institution and helps staff achieve the school’s mission.
In recognizing the need for potential future additions, we are committed to ensuring that our facilities evolve with the changing needs of our students and the educational landscape. These future additions are more than bricks and mortar; they represent a tangible investment in the education and well-being of future generations. These new spaces will foster innovation, enable expanded opportunities for learning, and accommodate the diverse needs of our growing student body.
By undertaking the responsibility of shaping this roadmap, our school board is demonstrating a profound dedication to the longevity of providing a quality Christ-centered education at Borculo Christian School.
We envision a future where our institution remains a beacon of Biblical education, academic excellence, character development, and faith formation.
Our journey is not merely about expanding our physical footprint but nurturing a supportive and thriving community that empowers every student who walks through our doors.
The following layouts can be used by future school boards as a roadmap for future growth.
Please note that all images and renderings are for conceptual purposes only and may not be the final product.
Contribute to the Borculo Christian School Capital Campaign
As the year draws to a close, we invite you to participate in something truly special by contributing to Borculo Christian School’s Year-End Giving campaign. Your support can help us finish the 2023 year on a high note and ensure that our mission of providing a quality Christ-centered education continues to flourish in Borculo.
But that’s not all! We’re excited to announce a Matching Gift Challenge of $400,000. Every dollar you donate will be matched, effectively doubling the impact of your gift. Your donation isn’t just a financial gift; it’s an investment in the future of our students and in our community. It’s a chance to make a lasting impact on their academic growth, character development, and spiritual journey.
Your generosity fuels our ability to create an environment where students can thrive, learn, and grow in a community of shared values. Your gift, no matter the size, can ripple through generations, leaving a lasting legacy of faith, knowledge, and love.
Let’s come together and make this year-end giving campaign a resounding success, strengthening the foundation of our school for years to come. Join us in this shared mission, take advantage of the Matching Gift Challenge, and make your donation go even further. Your contribution is not only welcomed; it’s celebrated.
Together, we can build a brighter future for Borculo Christian School and the students who call it their educational home. Thank you for your support and for being an integral part of our community.
- Goal to $400,000 44% 44%
Dear Borculo Christian School Community and Supporters,
As we approach the end of this remarkable year, we want to express our gratitude for your unwavering support and commitment to our mission of providing a quality Christ-centered education. It’s through God’s grace and your generosity that we’ve been able to make a real impact in our community, and we’re excited to share with you our vision for the future.
This year-end, we are embarking on a crucial capital campaign that will enable us to take our mission to the next level. We have ambitious plans that will not only sustain our existing programs but also expand our reach to serve even more individuals and families in our community.
To achieve this, we need your help.
Your support can play a vital role in helping us meet our mission to provide a quality Christ-centered education. By contributing to our year-end capital campaign, you are investing in the faith development and educational development of our students, creating an environment where they can flourish academically, morally, and spiritually. Your generosity will help us build state-of-the-art classrooms, enhance our educational resources, and support our dedicated faculty, ensuring that our students receive the best possible education within the context of our Christian values and beliefs.
There are two convenient ways to contribute to our year-end capital campaign: through PayPal or by mailing in a check.
If you prefer the ease and speed of online giving, you can make a secure donation through PayPal on our website. Your contribution will go directly towards funding our capital projects and supporting the ongoing work of our organization, all of which ultimately enrich the educational experience of our students. Simply click the PayPal link on our website to make your gift and help us build a brighter future for those we serve.
Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation by check, you can send your check along with a completed pledge form to the school.
Your pledge will help us plan and allocate resources effectively as we work towards our capital campaign goals, making a meaningful difference in the lives of our students.
Every donation, regardless of size, brings us closer to realizing our vision of providing a quality Christ-centered education. Your support is not just a contribution; it’s an investment in positive change and faith development and a testament to the impact we can make in the Zeeland community.
We invite you to join us in this transformative journey as we look ahead to a new year filled with God’s wisdom and grace. Your generosity will make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve, and together, we can make our community an even better place for all.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support and for helping us make our capital campaign a success. We couldn’t do it without you.
Wishing you a joyful Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Borculo Christian School