A legitimate concern for parents considering independent education is the cost of tuition. We understand the sacrifices that many of our families make to send their children to our school. For this reason, we strive to maintain balance between a quality academic program, and keeping tuition affordable for our families.
Brainerd Baptist School offers need-based financial aid for students in K5 through 5th grade on a yearly basis. Approximately 15% of our families are awarded financial aid. The average amount of financial aid awards is approximately 30- 40% of tuition. For your financial aid application to be considered, the enrollment process must be completed. Financial aid must be applied for each year.
Students who receive financial aid are expected to maintain academic and behavior guidelines. Brainerd Baptist School uses a company called FACTS to verify all submitted financial information.
THE FINANCIAL AID TIMELINE
November - January 31 - Complete the financial aid application via FACTS. When the application window is open, a link will be posted on this page. It is VERY important to complete this process in the appropriate window. It is important to keep in mind that there are more requests each year than there is available money. The school will announce that applications are being accepted in the weekly Notes Home emails during the financial aid window. It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure the application is completed on time each year. No late applications will be considered.
Early March - The financial aid committee will meet to award aid to families. Those families will be notified of the aid typically by March 15th. Families then have 10 days to decide if they are going to accept the award.
Financial aid application window for the 2019-2020 is now closed. All applications were due by January 31, 2019 to be considered for award for the 2019-2020 school year.
Brainerd Baptist School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid awards, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
We understand that finding the right school can turn into an overwhelming experience! Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. Below you will see how the admission process at Brainerd Baptist School works. If you have any questions about the school or about the process, please feel free to contact us either by email or by calling 423-622-3873.
2. Tour the School – This is the most important step in the process. You will take a tour of our campus, meet with our Head of School who will share our philosophy of education and see what makes our school so special. Tours typically take about 1 hour. For families entering K3, K4, or K5 we prefer to do the tour in the morning hours so you can see the students in the classroom environment. We also recommend that children not attend the tour as we have a special time planned for them when they come to complete the screening process or on their shadow day (students entering 2nd-5th grades). Call (423-622-3873) or email to schedule.
3. Apply for Admission – Parents begin this process after they have completed a tour of the school. The process is all done online. Step by step instructions will be provided. Parents will pay the $75 application fee in this step. To begin the application for admission please click here.