We’re thick into admissions season at BRCS, and the phone has been ringing off the hook. We’ve had record numbers of families contacting us, inquiring about enrolling their children. Last week’s Open House was very well attended at both campuses.
As part of the admissions process, we strongly encourage prospective students to spend a day “shadowing” at BRCS. They get to know their potential classmates and teachers and learn more about the BRCS culture and character. They are often assigned a buddy who accompanies them throughout the school day and makes sure they are comfortable. While we always pray that the Lord will lead students to the place He wants them to be, we are delighted when they choose BRCS.
I’ve been blessed by stories I’ve heard from families after their children shadow. Here are just a few:
- A prospective student shadowed at the high school a couple of weeks ago. She said her favorite part of the day was when one of the teachers prayed for her.
- A student who shadowed in middle school asked his mom if he could enroll mid-year at BRCS because he enjoyed the boys in the class so much.
- Another high school student was planning to shadow for only a half-day. He had such a wonderful time that he spent the entire day, and his mother said she couldn’t believe how happy her son was when she picked him up.
- Two siblings who shadowed at the elementary school returned for a second visit. They were surrounded with hugs by their classmates, who were so excited to see them back.
I am so grateful for all who make these shadowing days a success – the teachers who create warm classroom environments where shadowing children feel quickly at ease and involved, the students who serve as buddies, and the staff who handle scheduling and logistics. We are committed to giving our visiting students a strong and positive experience so their families can make an informed decision about enrollment.
Please continue to pray for our prospective families, that the Lord’s direction over their educational decisions would be abundantly clear.
Karen Shomo Head of School