Bellevue Christian School

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Coordinates: 47°37′32″N 122°12′39″W / 47.6256°N 122.2107°W / 47.6256; -122.2107

Bellevue Christian School
Address
1601 98th Avenue Northeast
Clyde Hill, Washington
United States
Information
Type 1A
Established 1950
Grades Pre-school-12
Enrollment 1,301
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Vikings
Website
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Bellevue Christian School (BCS) is a private, nondenominational preschool-Grade 12 1A school[clarification needed] located in Clyde Hill, Washington, in the United States. BCS is a part of the Nisqually League, a high school athletic conference located in the greater Seattle Area. The school was founded in 1950 [1] by brothers Dr. Albert and Joseph Greene. Since its inception, the student population at Bellevue Christian School has grown from nine students to 1,301 students.[2]

Affiliation[edit]

Bellevue Christian School is a private, interdenominational school.[citation needed] The school body represents more than 160 congregations.[citation needed] BCS emphasizes strong academics and service within a Christ-centered education.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Founded by brothers, Albert and Joseph Greene in 1950, BCS has grown to serve approximately 1,300 students on four campuses.[3]

Locations[edit]

  • The district office and junior-senior high campus is located in Clyde Hill.
  • Three Points Preschool and Elementary is in nearby Medina.
  • Mack Preschool and Elementary is in Woodinville.
  • Overlake Park Preschool is in the Crossroads area of Bellevue.

Academics[edit]

Bellevue Christian School is approved by the State of Washington and accredited by Christian Schools International and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).[citation needed]

The academic program and includes AP classes in English, U.S. history, calculus (AB and BC), physics, Spanish and art. BCS is noted for its music program, which includes three choirs and three bands[citation needed], including a symphonic wind ensemble[citation needed]. Students conduct research at the University of Washington Libraries twice per year for U.S. History and academic writing projects[citation needed]. Alumni attend a variety of universities including Ivy League Schools, Military Academies, State Schools, Christian schools, and Community Colleges[citation needed].

Co-Curricular Activities[edit]

BCS is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) [4] and participates in the Nisually League, which is a five team conference.[5] BCS offers sixteen different high school varsity sports (9 boys, 7 girls) including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track, volleyball, and wrestling.[6] A number of JV sports teams are available as well.[7] In addition, high school students can participate in a fall or spring play.[8] At the junior high level, all sports are no-cut, ensuring all students have an opportunity to participate in the sport of their choice.

Current Enrollment (2014)[edit]

  • High School - 335 students
  • Junior High - 151 students
  • Total Elementary - 481 students
  • Total Preschool - 128 students

Distinctives[edit]

Students, teachers, parents and administrators are encouraged to practice servant leadership according to Jesus’ teachings. Conflict resolution follows the model found in Matthew 18 where community members are encouraged to seek personal reconciliation rather than simply appealing to school administrators as a first step. Having owned the junior-senior high campus for several decades, BCS is able to keep tuition relatively low by local standards so that it can serve whole families. Students are not screened academically, since the school philosophy stresses the giftedness of all students, not just those who achieve high test scores. BCS offers Special Academic Services (SAS) to students who need help in strengthening their learning skills and equipping them with processing tools. The department is widely respected for its work with students who struggle with traditional educational models. SAS is affiliated with the National Institute of Learning Development and is based on neurological therapy. BCS is one of the few private, religious or secular schools to offer SAS therapy.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bellevue Christian Opens Branch -- Woodinville Expansion Reflects Growing Support http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=2313911&date=19960213
  2. ^ District Overview "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2008-04-14.  retrieved April 14, 2008
  3. ^ "Bellevue Christian School". 
  4. ^ "Bellevue Christian School". 
  5. ^ "Bellevue Christian School". 
  6. ^ "Bellevue Christian School". 
  7. ^ "Bellevue Christian School". 
  8. ^ "Bellevue Christian School". 

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