News & Events

Dear Bellevue Christian Families,

It goes without saying, this has been a year like no other. Our students have done an incredible job of adapting to the changes in schedules and routines we have experienced this year. Parents have been very supportive and collaborative in keeping our campuses safe. Our families have shared feedback, persevered through challenges and embraced learning, no matter what method. For that, we thank you.

We are also proud of our teachers and staff for their creativity, energy and skill as we shifted to remote learning last spring and continued to adapt with both in-person and remote options this year. We remain committed to making wise decisions for our students, teachers and families.

We all recognize that the pandemic has made planning difficult – the longer the time horizon, the more uncertain the circumstances. We understand this presents a challenge when it comes to reenrollment. In order to provide as much certainty as possible, we are adopting a tighter enrollment model for the 2021-22 year which will provide greater value to families. Commitment to this model will also give the school a clearer and earlier picture of enrollment which will assist us with hiring, scheduling, and a smooth start to the year. These practices will also mirror our peer independent schools in the area.

While circumstances remain fluid, based on current events as of this writing, we are operating under a few assumptions:

  • First, we believe that we will be able to open for in-person learning in September 2021.

  • Second, we believe that a large percentage of people – including BCS employees and students – will have received an effective COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Third, we believe that constraints and restrictions will have loosened but that a general practice of social distancing and hygiene will still be part of school life.

  • Finally, we anticipate that demand for the valuable learning experience provided at Bellevue Christian School will continue to grow, as it has this year.

For next year, we intend to limit our K-3rd grade classes to 18 students and our 4-6th grade classes to 20. Our 7-12th grade levels will also be limited, so that we may provide an average core class size of 22. We anticipate that these decisions will result in waitlists at some grade levels for new students or for families who do not reenroll during the priority period. We encourage our current families to take advantage of our priority reenrollment, which closes on January 29th. We will ensure all currently enrolled families a spot for in-person learning at their preferred campus if they reenroll by January 29.

Currently, we anticipate offering only in-person learning. However, families who desire a remote option should communicate early and clearly with Amanda Albright, leader of the BCS@Home program.

Our tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year are $13,020 for Kindergarten, $14,210 for grades 1-6, and $17,390 for grades 7-12. A full list of tuition and fees, including for International and Student Academic Services, can be found here. The 2021-22 tuition reflects a typical increase despite costs related to technology and safety protocols. We believe it is important for Bellevue Christian to remain affordable for as many families as possible and will continue to invest strongly in Tuition Assistance.

In the interest of establishing a clear picture of enrollment as early as possible, we will also begin the 2021-2022 10-month tuition installment billing cycle on June 1, rather than our prior practice of July 1. Payment-in-full, with discount options, will also be due June 1.

Again, I strongly encourage families who intend to remain at Bellevue Christian School to reenroll during our priority enrollment period (ending January 29, 2021). This will ensure your spot. Families who reenroll by this date will also save $100 on their yearly enrollment fee. After this date passes, we will begin enrolling new students from what is already a very robust applicant pool. New inquiries and applications are currently well beyond previous years and, as I said, we do anticipate waitlists at some grade levels.

We look forward to partnering with you in your student’s academic career at BCS. We are happy to help. Contact our Admissions Team (or call, 425-460-3300) for reenrollment questions, or Student Billing (425-460-3343) regarding tuition and tuition assistance.

To reenroll your child, log into the Parent Portal to RenWeb, find ‘Family’ in the left side-bar and then click the carrot for the dropdown menu. Choose ‘Enrollment/Reenrollment’ and click on the reenrollment link for your student.

Blake DeYoung, ‘93
Chief Advancement Officer
 

 

Instructions for Creating a RenWeb Login

  • Use this link to reach the log-in screen.

  • Next to the 'Log In' button, click on ‘Create New Family Portal Account’.

  • Enter BEL-WA into the District Code field.

  • In the Email field, enter the email address that receives email from the school.

  • Click the Create Account button.

  • You will receive an email from RenWeb Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.

  • Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You may use the default username provided or create a new username. Then type in your desired password into the Password field and Confirm Field.

  • Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.

  • Close the window.

  • Log into RenWeb (ParentsWeb) using your new email.

Recent Posts

An overview of the key dates and changes for the enrollment process from BCS Chief Advancement Officer, Blake DeYoung, ‘93.

View the recorded Town Hall meeting from 12/9/2020 for updates on school priorities and our new Strategic Plan

Christmas Concerts

Links for both the Choral and Instrumental Christmas concerts 

Mr. Dunning reminds the community of the importance of completing the daily screening questions in the Magnus App each day your students will be on campus.

aerial view of school

Detailed plans for students returning to campus beginning October 6th, including a 2-day staggered start (according to last name), and continued asynchronous Mondays for the first 4 weeks. 

Theatre Overview for 20-21

COVID-19 enables us to try out some new formats in our Theatre program this school-year!  Find out which productions you can get involved with. 

First Day Annoucements

Video welcome from Principal Hart, accessing online classes, student expectations reminder, and a reminder to complete forms in RenWeb.

Find out when to visit campus for New Student Orientation, when to pick up your class materials and yearbooks, see the list of expectations for online learning, and other back to school reminders!

Due to COVID-19, Nisqually League and CrossTown League have decided to wait to have competitive athletics, participating with other schools until late December at the earliest. Read on for what fall 2020 might look like for our student-athletes.

Important details for New Families regarding In-Person Orientation on August 31st.  Click to read more. 

Important updates from the Principal for back to school Fall 2020, including start date, staff shifts and additions, technology, and schedules.

July Town Hall Meetings & FAQs

Bellevue Christian will host town hall meetings in July to discuss plans for Fall 2020. We have also included a list of answers to FAQs.

Schools & Race Relations in America

The issues of social justice must be raised in our classroom discussions. Most importantly, we need to make clear the message of Jesus Christ is that we love one another.