Early Childhood and Kindergarten Open House

The Mission of Borculo Christian

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.

Open House Details

 

 

We invite all parents and children to our Early Childhood and Kindergarten open house. It will take place on January 14, 2019, at 7:00 PM. Registration will open to all families at this time. 

On this night, you and your family will be able to tour the school, meet the early childhood staff, talk with other parents, and register for preschool or kindergarten options. Classrooms will be open with different activities in all rooms for students and parents to do together.

If you have questions, call the office at (616) 875-8152 or email bcsoffice@borculochrschool.org.

If you are a current parent or a Borculo Christian alumni, you may register in advance on January 9 at 4:00 PM. Contact the office to receive an advanced registration email. All current families are already signed up to receive an advanced registration email.

If you would like to schedule a private tour during school hours to learn more about the amazing things God is doing in the lives of our students, you may schedule one at any time; you can reach out to Chris Sievers to set up a tour.

 

Registration Details

Borculo Christian School will be holding registration through a google form this year. On the night of the open house, we will have multiple devices for you to use to sign up for the numerous early education options.

If you are a current parent or a Borculo Christian alumni, you may register in advance on January 9 at 4:00 PM. Contact the office to receive an advanced registration email. All current families are already signed up to receive an advanced registration email.

Please know that some classes may fill that night, so please come with a few options on which classes you would prefer.

 

Borculo Christian School

2020-2021 Early Childhood Options

BCS Early Childhood Options

Borculo Christian is a wonderful place for students to grow and learn. It is filled with exploring, building friendships, laughing, and having fun learning about God’s creation and how we are all a part of His final masterpiece.

There is a $50 enrollment fee for early childhood classes only, cash or check only, that should be turned into the office. All who enroll in preschool classes (3-school, 4-school, and Pre-K) before, or the night of the open house, will receive $50 off their tuition at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

3-School

$855.00

These students are often three before September 1 of the upcoming school year. It is a requirement that these students are potty trained before they begin the school year.

This class is offered twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

If you enroll in 3-school and your child is unfortunately not potty trained by the time school starts, your $50 deposit will not be returned but it will be credited to your account and you will be able to use it towards your deposit for preschool the following year.

 

4-School

$1,255

These students are often four before September 1 of the current school year.

This class is offered 3-days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and offered Am or PM.

The AM class begins at 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The PM class starts at 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Pre-Kindergarten

Tuition is unknown at this time.

These students are often five before September 1 of the current school year.

This class is two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday. They are full days, 8:30 Am-3:45 PM.

 

BCS Kindergarten Options

Your child must be 5-years old by September 1st of the school year for all our kindergarten classes. Tuition is unknown at this time.

3-Day Kindergarten

We know that kindergarten is a transition year for most students. We understand that not all students are ready for 5-day a week in kindergarten. We are blessed to be able to offer a 3-day kindergarten option.

This class will meet all day, three days a week, all year long.

5-Day Kindergarten

The Five-Day classes include additional and more in-depth enrichment activities for all content areas.

This class will meet all day, five days a week.

Possible Progressive Kindergarten

Progressive kindergarten combines the benefits of both 3-Day and 5-Day kindergarten. It allows your child to build school stamina gradually. Preparing them for future years. 

For the first trimester, this class will meet all day, three days a week.

For the second trimester, this class will meet all day, four days a week.

For the third trimester, this class will meet all day and all five days of the week.

3-School

Borculo Christian Threeschool and Preschool provides a loving Christian atmosphere where children can grow socially, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The main objective for each three-year-old child is for the child to like school and find it a place where he/she has fun and is happy. Our wish is also to create a learning environment where three-year-old children feel secure and loved. The program will provide opportunities for:

  1. Encouraging the understanding of God’s love in our lives and in our world.
  2. Observing, investigating, seeking, and acquiring information about God’s creation.
  3. Learning to work and play harmoniously with others, including learning to respect the rights and property of others and developing self-discipline and self-control
  4. Learning to follow simple instructions
  5. Learning to complete tasks for self-fulfillment
  6. Developing creativity through the use of toys, music, reading, and art
  7. Building communication skills so that children can express themselves freely and communicate thoughts clearly
  8. Challenging each child to use thought processes and reasoning abilities
  9. Learn to separate from parents.
  10. Improve both small motor and large motor skills.

The teachers will take each child where he/she is and offer opportunities to meet a reasonable challenge socially, intellectually, and spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

4-School

Welcome to 4-School!   

Borculo Christian’s 4-School provides a loving Christian atmosphere where children can grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, mentally and physically.  We welcome all children and celebrate each child’s gifts and talents!

Our focus for each child is to explore curiosity, develop a sense of wonder, excitement and appreciation for God’s creation.  Students are encouraged in positive self-image, problem-solving strategies and developing communication skills. Students will learn to express artistic creativity through free art opportunities. We offer a challenging and differentiated curriculum with hands-on enrichment opportunities. 

Each week, we will have a theme, focused Bible story, memory verse, while building letter recognition, learning letter sounds, and mathematical skills.

The 4-School students adventure outside the classroom to explore, investigate and observe God’s world around them. This includes nature hikes, outdoor learning activities, and field trips. 

These early education years are incredibly significant! Through a partnership between families and the school, it is our goal to lay a solid learning foundation for your child’s life.

Pre-Kindergarten

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten! 

Our classroom focuses on building an atmosphere of Christian love and acceptance that will enable students to achieve.  

Pre-K students will be exposed to good school habits throughout the school year.  Some of these positive habits are being organized, working well with others in groups, having good listening skills, following directions, treating others with love and respect, being a problem solver and becoming a self-starter. 

We use the Christian School International Pre-K Bible curriculum. Students will sing songs, do crafts, role play and retell through drama. They will also memorize a Bible verse each month.

Pre-K students will be introduced to the sounds and symbols of the alphabet using the Zoo Phonics Curriculum.   

Pre-K students work with numerous math concepts. We play a lot of math games, work with many manipulatives and complete group and individual activities to accomplish our learning goals!

Students will participate in Art, Library, Music and Physical Education, which enriches their learning.

Pre-K students adventure outside the classroom to explore, investigate and observe God’s world around them through field trips.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a wonderful year in which we are training children to become students and individuals with the purpose of glorifying the King!

In Kindergarten, we establish school and classroom routines. We focus on classroom procedures and expectations, which sets the foundation for their learning career. This is the year students are adjusting to attending school all day.

At Borculo Christian, we understand that some students are not developmentally ready to hit learning five-full days a week, so we are very blessed also to offer a three-full day option as well! Both classes teach to the Michigan State Standards.

We value each of the subject areas and enjoy weaving Jesus into our everyday learning. In the field of Language Arts, we focus on phonics, sight words, penmanship, writing, reading, and speaking. In Math, we focus on numeration, geometry, measurement, patterns, operations, and graphs. Some Science topics that we introduce include weather and the four seasons, the needs of plants and animals, forces, machines, and engineering. Some Social Studies topics that we introduce throughout the year include maps, timelines, myself, the space around me, needs and wants, and getting along with others.

Daily, we spend time reading and discussing a devotional that is intentional in introducing who God is and our desperate need for Him as our Savior. During Bible, we walk from creation through several Old Testament stories learning the importance of obedience and how has God remained faithful. During the holidays, we continue by sharing the true meaning of the season.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. How big is Borculo Christian School?
  • We are a Threeschool – 8th grade school
  • Our 2019-2020 enrollment is 220 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, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. 

4. What are your 2019/2020 Tuition Rates?
  • 3-School                $755
  • 4-School                $1,155
  • Pre-Kindergarten         $2,595
  • 3 Day Kindergarten     $4,865
  • 5 Day Kindergarten     $6,410
  • 1  student                     $6,410
  • 2 students                   $10,788
  • 3 students                   $13,705
  • 4 students                   $16,286
  • 5 students                   $16,402

* 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 early June
  • 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?
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Volleyball