Frequently Asked Questions about Byron Center Christian
What grades does Byron Center Christian offer?
Preschool (age 3) through 8th Grade. Following middle school, most students then enroll at South Christian High School.
Are you accredited?
Yes, by Christian Schools International. Accreditation serves many purposes, but a main purpose is to provide parents, staff, and our governing body (the school board) the assurance our school holds itself to high academic standards integrated with Christ-centered excellence.
What curriculum do you use?
Check out the curriculum overview to see a subject area summary. It is also important to note the use of Teaching for Transformation (TfT) to help our teachers ensure our students are receiving the best Christian education that prepares them not only for the next grade level, but also for a life of seeking Christ.
What is the student-to-teacher ratio?
For our entire school body, the ratio is 14:1. In our early education programs, the ratio is smaller.
What type of extracurricular activities do you offer?
Where can I find your school calendar?
On the home page, select ‘Quick Links’ from the top menu, then select 'School Calendar’
Do you have busing?
Yes, busing is available for students in Junior Kindergarten (not at half-day) through 8th Grade. It is provided through Byron Center Public Schools, so your family must live within the school district.
For more information, visit the Transportation Department website.
What age do you start teaching additional languages?
We begin our Spanish program starting in Kindergarten.
Are there opportunities for parent involvement?
Yes! We depend on a partnership with parents to help students succeed, but also for many other things. There are opportunities in the classroom, at recess, on field trips, with school events and in many other areas. The Parents Club is designated to promote fellowship, provide encouragement, perform services, and raise funds. Our school board is also composed of school parents.
How do I apply?
Check out our admission section on our website for application instructions based on grade level. Families are welcome to apply once enrollment opens (usually mid-January).
Contact the office for more information.
Do you offer visit days?
Yes! We will have preschool and kindergarten open houses each year. We also highly recommend a personal tour so you have the time to see our school, see students and teachers, and have all your specific questions answered.
How much is tuition?
Select ‘Admissions’ on the Home Page, then select ‘Tuition’
Is Financial Aid available?
Yes, for Kindergarten through 8th Grade! It is our goal to make Christian education possible for all who desire it for their family.
Please check out our financial aid information using this link.
For more details, one of our board members would be happy to walk you through the process. Contact office manager Missy Walters at 616-878-3347 to get started.
Still more questions?
Contact our office or stop at either of our locations and we will be happy to help with whatever you need!