labelWhat is your average class size?
Preschool classes average 8 to 14 students per class.
Kindergarten classes average 10 to 12 students per class.
1st and 2nd grades average 18-20 students per class.
3rd through 5th grades average 22-24 students per class.
Secondary classes have a maximum size of 24 with an average of 21 students per class.
labelWhat grade levels do you offer?
3 year old preschool through 12th grade
labelWhat are the school hours?
3 year old preschool – 8:30 to 12:00 Tu/Th or 8:30-11:30 Mon/Wed/Fri
4 year old preschool – 8:30 to 11:30 (Mon/Tues/Wed/Th/Fri)
Kindergarten Readiness – 8:30 to 12:00 (Mon/Tues/Wed/Th/Fri)
Kindergarten (3/4 day) – 8:20 to 1:45
Kindergarten (full day) – 8:20 to 3:20
1st through 5th grades – 8:20 to 3:20
6th through 12th grades – 8:00 to 3:20
labelDo you offer extended care before or after school?
Yes, we offer an After School Care program which runs until 5:30 p.m. We also offer a Before School Care program from 7:15 to 8:15. The cost is $5.00 hour/child for children in grades K-5. It is teacher supervised.
labelIs Billings Christian School affiliated with one church or denomination?
No. We have families from approximately 40 different Christian churches in the Billings area.
labelAre you accredited?
Yes. We are dually accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED.
labelWhat is Billings Christian School like?
We can best be described as a community of families. We work together toward the common goal of educating our children in the Light of God’s Word.
labelWhat is the size of your school?
We currently have 44 Preschool students and 248 K-12 students.
labelHow does Billings Christian School implement technology in learning?
Billings Christian School embraces technology as in important tool for teaching and learning. We have provided an instructional computer lab along with IPads in our elementary building. Our secondary building has a computer lab plus laptop carts available for classroom use. Our grade reporting and report card generation are computerized and academic data is available to parents via ParentsWeb, an internet portal.
labelDoes Billings Christian School have a hot lunch program?
Billings Christian School provides pizza on Monday and hot lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Meals are cooked fresh daily. Pizza is available for $1.25/slice, hot lunch is available for $3.00, milk is available for $.55. For more information, please contact the school office @ (406) 656-9484.
labelWhat are the tuition and fees at Billings Christian School?
You can download the 2017-18 Tuition Fee Schedule here.
labelDo you offer tuition assistance to families?
All of our Tuition Assistance Scholarships are based on financial need and the availability of funds. Application for the aid is made to an independent assessment agency following your application to the school. Awards for qualifying families range from 10-50% of the annual tuition.
labelWhat curriculum do you use?
Currently, in the elementary grades we primarily use the ABeka, Bob Jones University, Purposeful Design, and Saxon Math curriculum. In the junior high/high school we use a combination of Bob Jones University, Saxon, Purposeful Design and a variety of other curricula. We are continuing to seek the best materials for our students. Our elementary curriculum also utilizes Step-Up-To-Writing and Accelerated Reader.
labelWhat sports programs does Billings Christian School offer?
5th-12th grade students can participate in volleyball (girls), and basketball (boys & girls). We have soccer for 7th-12th grade boys only.
labelHow can I be involved as a parent?
Our school is always looking for those willing to volunteer their time and efforts. We need chaperones on field trips, help with fundraisers, and workers for special activities. We are always looking for qualified substitute teachers, as well.
labelWhat about field trips?
Teachers plan age-appropriate, curriculum based or community service field trips throughout the school year. Parents are invited to attend the trips as chaperones or just as participants. Teachers will send home trip information and costs prior to the date of the trip. In addition, 5th through 12th grade are able to participate in ski trips to Red Lodge Mountain.
labelWhat is the mission of Billings Christian School?
Providing superior Christian education consistent with Biblical principles, we partner with families and their churches to equip students for a lifetime pursuit of excellence and integrity under the Lordship of Christ. Within a safe, loving, and enriching environment, students will discover their individual gifts and talents; develop intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically; and impact the world through their leadership, integrity, and Biblical worldview.
labelHow is the admission decision made?
Following the receipt of your online application, the complete file will be sent to the Head of School’s office. All 6-12th grade students will need to bring a current report card and be interviewed by our Principals & Head of School. After the application has been reviewed and you have received a tour of our facilities, you will receive an email notifying you of your application status.
labelWho should I contact if I would like more information about Billings Christian School?
Please contact Teresa Tompkins, our Admissions Coordinator at (406) 656-9484 or firstname.lastname@example.org