We paid $700 in February, 2013 for our two children to apply to BCS. There is a $125 application fee per child and a $225 enrollment fee per child. When we applied we asked about the application process and were never given a clear answer as to when we would know if we got in and what our chances of getting in were. We were very concerned that no one could give us a straight answer about our chances of getting in. In April, I contacted BCS and was told there were no spots for my children. We knew when we applied that the $125 application fee was non-refundable and the $225 enrollment fee is only refunded if your child is not offered a spot. However, they have until the first day of school to offer you a spot and if you turn it down they can keep the entire enrollment fee. I contacted BCS in June and was again told there were no spots available so I let them know I would need to enroll my kids in a different school. In July, they called and said they had created spots for my children and would now be keeping the enrollment fee for both kids (again, this is after they knew that we had enrolled them in another school). Our experience with the private, Christian school our kids are now enrolled in was completely different. Everything was very above board and transparent and we were only charged the application fee until our children were actually enrolled in the school.BCS did not have to do a single thing with our applications (no checking references, no ordering school records) and yet they get to keep $700? The entire process left a bad taste in our mouths. At this point I feel like we are lucky we did not entrust them to educate our children. I advise future families to use great caution when applying to this school.
From Business: Church of Christ at East Side is a family of believers bound together in Christian love. We are not perfect and readily admit it, but we serve and follow Jesus Ch…
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