One of the most frequently asked questions by parents when considering an independent education is “How much is this going to cost?”
Independent schools are nonprofit institutions that are primarily supported through tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment income. Independent schools are private learning institutions that offer significant benefits to students such as smaller class sizes, individualized focus, a rich fine arts program in a well rounded Christian environment. These benefits oftentimes come at a premium price.
At Brainerd Baptist School, we are committed to offering a comprehensive academic program at a value that is affordable for families. Currently, the Hamilton County Department of Education will spend almost $10,000 per year to educate every student in the public school system. As you can see below, the tuition at Brainerd Baptist School is below this number, yet our program offers many things that are not found at other schools (public and private) in our area. Tuition varies among the independent schools in the Chattanooga area. When comparing these varying tuitions, it is important to factor in the costs of additional fees. Some schools add extra fees for textbooks, activities, technology, materials and other items onto their tuition. At Brainerd Baptist School, tuition includes books, field trips, materials, state of the art technology, and may even include lunch if the parent chooses.
THE TWO PRIORITIES THAT WE USE TO DETERMINE OUR TUITION ARE:
Retaining, recruiting and compensating exemplary faculty
Improving and innovating an academic and co-curricular program that is consistent with an excellent, Christian elementary foundation.
TUITION – (2018-2019)
$9,639 – 1st-5th grades
$9,193 – K5
$7,126 – K3 & K4 Monday – Friday
$5,824 – K3 & K4 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
$4,103 – K3 Tuesday/Thursday
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THE ADMISSION 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.
1. Request Information – We will provide you with a digital admissions packet that provides more detailed information about our programs. You may request information by clicking here.
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.