Bradenton Christian School is a non-profit entity that strives to keep tuition affordable for all seeking a Christian education for their children. Funding the education of a student is a major investment for most families and it is our goal to reflect the socioeconomic base that represent the local Christian community. To achieve this objective, BCS accepts a number of scholarships, as well as allocates a portion of the operating budget in order to offer financial aid.

At BCS, we are committed to providing financial assistance to families with demonstrated need. Financial assistance is not considered or awarded for the purpose of interscholastic competition (i.e., academics, music, athletics etc…). Admission decisions are made independent of financial need. For more information about affordability, please contact Trish Sturiano at 941-792-5454 x203.

To arrange a campus tour, schedule a student shadow day or request an informational packet, please contact Darcy Leahy in Admissions at 941-792-5454 x150. Please let us know how we can assist you in this very important decision for your student's future.

BCS Financial Aid

BCS Financial Aid is a needs-based assistance program. Aid is granted on the basis of demonstrated need and the availability of funds. Applications for aid are submitted on-line through School and Student Service for Financial Aid. Aid is granted on a first come, first serve basis so it is important to complete the application process and submit a copy of your tax return to SSS as soon as possible. (See the Financial Aid Information Flyer for detailed information.)

Click here for Financial Aid Application

Click here for Financial Aid Information Flyer

Tuition Schedule & Discounts

Tuition discounts are available for multi-student families, as well as children of parents in full time ministry. A variety of payment plans are available without finance charge, including a 12 month payment plan as long as you are registered prior to May 31 for the following school year. The Tuition Schedule provides information on the discounts and payment plans.

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The State of Florida Scholarship offers funding opportunities in addition to what a family may qualify for through the BCS Financial Aid Program. Scholarships that are accepted at BCS include: Step Up for Students, McKay Scholarship, AAA Scholarship and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK). These are administered through the State of Florida and each has its own set of qualifying criteria. To learn more or to begin the application process, please visit the following websites:

Click here for Step Up for Students

Click here for McKay Scholarship

Click here for AAA Scholarship

Click here for Voluntary Pre-kindergarten

Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)

BCS Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) is another way to save on your tuition. Through TRIP, gift cards can be purchased from participating vendors with a rebate which is given in the form of tuition credit. There are thousands of participating retailers in this program such as Publix, Wal-Mart, gas companies, airlines, hotel chains and rental car companies just to name a few. Anyone can participate in this program, so plan early and start accumulating tuition credit while your child is a newborn! Your family and friends can participate and direct their rebates toward your tuition account. To learn more about TRIP, click here.

Click here for TRIP Registration Form