Bethel Classical academy / process

Admissions Process –
We believe every child deserves access to an excellent education.

Admissions Process –
We believe every child deserves access to an excellent education.

Admissions Timeline

  • January 29, 2024 – Re-enrollment opens for current families

  • February 12, 2024 – New student application opens

  • March 15, 2024 – All applications and financial aid application due

  • After March 15, 2024 – Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows.

Admissions Process Checklist

STEP 1. Learn about BCA

  • Visit our website :

  • Attend a Parent Info Meeting

  • Take a school tour

  • Read articles provided by the admissions office to learn more about classical Christian education

STEP 2. Complete an online application.

  • Once you have made the decision to consider joining the BCA family, go to our school website and click on Apply Online to access the application.

  • Create an account and begin your application. Once you begin your application, you will have the flexibility to log-in to your account as needed until your application is ready to submit.

  • Submit your application including the following supporting documents:

    • $22 non-refundable application fee (per student applicant)
    • Proof of California Residency
    • Copy of Student’s Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Student’s two most recent Report Cards (1st – 8th grade applicants)
    • Copy of most recent Standardized Test Scores (3rd – 8th grade applicants)
    • Pastor’s Reference form
  • Applications will be processed and reviewed upon completion.

STEP 3. Financial Aid Application (optional)

  • Access the Financial Aid Application in the application

  • Submit supporting documents

STEP 4. Family Interview

  • Once your submitted application was reviewed, the admissions office will contact you to schedule a family interview.

  • All parents are required to have read the following materials prior to the family interview:
    The BCA Mission & Philosophy and Statement of Faith.

  • The family interview helps us to assess new applicants based on our school’s mission and
    culture. Families are assessed based upon: family support and partnership, understanding of classical Christian education, and alignment of the family’s faith with the school’s statement of faith.

  • This is a great time for you to get to know our school better and to get answers to any questions you might have.

STEP 5. Readiness Observation Day for Kindergarten applicants

  • Kindergarten students attend and participate in Kindergarten Readiness Observation Day.


  • K-8th-grade students attend and complete an age-appropriate assessment.


  • After the interview, you will be notified of the admissions decision within two weeks of your child’s admissions decision.

STEP 8. Enrollment

  • Finalize your enrollment by indicating your intent to enroll and submit your $350 non-refundable enrollment fee to secure your child’s spot, and submit a signed enrollment contract, tuition contract, set up a tuition payment plan, student record release authorization, and other required documents.

  • Respond within two weeks from the date of the notification letter.

Bethel Classical Academy 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. Bethel Classical Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.