And, the Brentwood Christian approach works! We say this confidently based on these indicators...
Brentwood Christian School is accredited by the National Christian School Association, recognized by the Texas Education Agency through the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, and by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd), the largest accrediting body in the world. BCS also is a member of the Texas Christian Schools Association.
Exemplary Test Results
Brentwood Christian students regularly score in the top 10% or higher on nationally standardized tests:
- BCS students ranked in the top 2% of all public and private schools nationwide taking the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Tests of Achievement & Proficiency in 2011.
- The most recent year's average SAT score for BCS graduates was 1786 – significantly above the year's local, state, and national averages.
Over the past ten years, the College Board National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized thirty-two BCS students for their exemplary SAT scores:
- 8 "National Merit Scholar" recognitions
- 24 "Commended Scholar" recognitions
Successful College Placement
Historically, over 98% of BCS graduates attend college. The majority of students have chosen a Christian university, the University of Texas at Austin or San Antonio, or Texas A&M University. Some other schools chosen include Rice University, Baylor University, Vanderbilt University, Rutgers University, and University of Pennsylvania. Most students receive partial scholarships and some receive full academic scholarships.
A Growing Enrollment
Brentwood Christian's Preschool-12th grade enrollment is growing and the school now ranks as the third largest private school in Austin with an enrollment of over 720 students. Much of the increase in our student population is being seen in the junior and senior high schools, where most of our elementary students are choosing to continue with BCS and where we are seeing an influx of students transferring to BCS from public schools.
Coupled with this growth is an increase in the student body's diversity.
- Minority enrollment in the K-12 program is now 31%, with a growing number of African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic students entering the school each year.
- Students come from a variety of Christian backgrounds – including Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and community churches, as well as non-Christian or agnostic homes.
Satisfied Students & Parents
Perhaps our best indicator, we get a lot of positive feedback from our parents and students. Year after year, we hear from parents about the difference Brentwood has made in their child's life. We also hear from our students and graduates, complimenting the school on the tremendous experience it has been for them and their excellent preparation for college.
We invite you to talk to current and past Brentwood parents and students. Call our office for the names and contact information of families who would welcome speaking with you – our commitment to you is not to filter or limit this list in any way.