Bible Baptist Christian School
The Christian school ministry of Bible Baptist Church was begun in 1979 to aid parents in their responsibility to properly educate their children.
Education for children belonging to a Christian family is mandated by Proverbs 22:6, which instructs us to “train up a child in the way he should go...” The Bible clearly teaches in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and Galatians 4:1-2 that it is the responsibility of the parents to make sure their children are properly educated so as to prepare them for all aspects of life.
The Christian school functions in cooperation with the home — training young people in the principles of self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and Christian leadership. The school stands without apology for the Old-time Gospel and Biblical standards of morality and behavior.
The goal of the school is not to reform, but to train Christian youth of every ability. For this reason, attendance is a privilege and not a right. It is hoped that the Christian school, along with the other ministries of the Church, will meet specific needs and enhance a family’s ability to walk more closely with God.
A student handbook is available on request from the school office. Questions concerning curriculum, tuition and scheduling of the K-12 program can be answered by the Administrator/Principal.
Telephone: (360) 679-6497
E-Mail: School Principal
Brother Matt Burmester
Bible Baptist School admits students of any color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate against members, applicants, students, and others based on color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, and other school administered programs.
As a Christian school, Bible Baptist School has certain requirements that must be met before a student can be considered for admission. These general entrance requirements are summarized below. Bible Baptist School recognizes that it cannot meet the educational needs of all children. It offers a high quality of Christian training but is not a correctional institute for problems arising beyond those usually encountered in average school children. While we love delinquent and/or emotionally unstable children, the school is not equipped to meet their needs.
Admission to the Educational Program is open to all the children of members of Bible Baptist Church. However, under special arrangement, non-member student enrollment may be considered. The school is a ministry of the Church and integrates with all aspects of the Church. It is therefore expected that both parents and students attend ALL services and special meetings (Missions Conferences, etc.) of the Church. If excessive absences in the opinion of the pastors are observed, the student(s) may be required to relinquish the privilege of participation in the Educational Program.
Admission is not dependent upon achievement level. The purpose of the initial entrance-testing program is to determine the necessary curriculum level for the individual student rather than to screen out those who may be behind academically.
Admission of students transferring from a church already using Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum may take place at any point during the academic year. Students coming from public or non-A.C.E. schools will normally be admitted only at the beginning of a quarter.
- Interested parents are provided a handout by the school staff.
- Parents and student(s) make an appointment and visit the school facilities.
- Parents and student(s) read the Bible Baptist School Handbook thoroughly
- Parents make an appointment for both the parents and student(s) to interview with the Principal.
- After initial interview, time is given for consideration and prayer by the family and school staff.
- Parents complete and submit applicable enrollment forms. Enrollment and testing fees are due at this time.
- Within two weeks you will be notified of your application status (tentative acceptance) and diagnostic testing will be scheduled. Final approval will be upon completion of diagnostic testing, and receipt and review of the student’s permanent records as applicable.
- The student(s) will be scheduled to take Entry Level Diagnostic testing to determine appropriate placement within the curriculum.
ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION:
Accreditation by a State educational agency is an administration mechanism designed to mandate uniform education for all children in secular schools. It was established as a governmental means of causing local public-school districts provide what the State educational agencies determine as minimum academic and facility standards for all schools. Accreditation teams, therefore, investigate facilities and curricula in educational institutions according to the criteria developed by secular educational administrators who may not have Biblical convictions.
Accreditation is not normally necessary for a graduate who wishes to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are interested in the academic merits of individual students, not in the name of their school from which they graduated. Thus, they evaluate each applicant’s academic aptitude through nationally standardized tests. Our instructional program is designed and implemented to properly train students who wish to continue their education beyond high school.
Washington State educational laws require private and church schools to be certified through a process of submitting to the standards established by the State. All ministries of this Church (including its Educational Ministries) are an integral and inseparable part of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as such will not submit to, nor seek, any State control or direction over them. For this reason, the Christian School ministry of Bible Baptist Church is not recognized by the State of Washington; therefore, our student records and diplomas may not be recognized by other agencies. We believe the Bible clearly teaches parental responsibility to “train up a child in the way that he should go;” and that to be consistent with Bible convictions such training must in line with the institution which the Lord Jesus Christ founded and commissioned to “teach… baptize… and teach…” – Deuteronomy 6:7; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 28:18-20.
Bible Baptist School uses a curriculum program provided by A.C.E., which is individualized and not chronologically graded. It is designed to allow each student to work on his or her own level of achievement, which may vary from subject to subject.
The Bible Baptist School operates on an annual budget dependent upon the tuition fees charged for enrolled students, the Church’s General Fund, and the gifts of friends.
Understanding the financial demands placed upon families in our day, it has always been our endeavor to provide a top-quality educational program that is as affordable as possible to each family; yet able to meet the needs and expenses involved in providing it.
The timely payment of School fees makes possible the uninterrupted education of our children as well as providing for the consistent support of School staff.
The dividends received from the sacrifices you will make to educate your children properly will come in their appreciation for how you prepared them for their future.
School fees are not tax deductible; however all unspecified gifts designated to the “School ministry” do qualify as tax deductible contributions. All fees, payments, and gifts received by the School shall be deemed as having been given in a non-designated, non-mandatory manner. No fiduciary obligation shall be created by any payment made to the School other than to use the funds for the stated purpose of the Church as given in its Constitution & By-Laws, and in a manner considered appropriate and necessary by the pastors of the Bible Baptist Church.
CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL FOR THE SCALE OF FEES SET FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.