Application Criteria

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  • Early Childhood (Little Saints - SK)

    Schools in the Memphis-area generally have a screening range for preschool from June 1 to August 15.  While students are generally better prepared the older they are, nationally and regionally, these dates vary widely with some schools testing through September.  At BCS, we screen students according to developmental readiness and will recommend the placement that allows your child to be the most successful.  

    Applicants for the Little Saints program do not need to be potty-trained.  All applicants for PK and above MUST be  be able to use the bathroom independently without assistance before the August start date of school. 

    To view BCS Vaccination Policy, please click here.

    Briarcrest welcomes students without regard to race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin or religious affiliation.  Briarcrest welcomes your questions about our school and encourages you to schedule a campus visit by calling our Admissions Office at (901) 765-4605.
  • Grades 1 - 12

     
    • Maintain a “C” average or above in academic classes
    • Applicants for grades 1-5 must attain a composite achievement score on a nationally-normed standardized achievement test at the 50thpercentile or higher. Recent test results within the last 18 months are acceptable. 
    • Applicants for grades 6-12 must attain a composite achievement score at the 50thpercentile or higher on a nationally-normed standardized achievement test: CPT4, ISEE or state standardized testing.  Our guidance office will determine if further testing is needed. 
    • Grades 6-8 may require placement testing for the honors program.
    • Score within the average range on an I.Q. test or equivalent score on another ability test  
    • Have satisfactory behavioral history at home, in school and in the community with no record of suspension or expulsion
    • Must complete a records release form that gives us permission to acquire records and a teacher’s recommendation form that we provide
    • Interview, Shadow Day, Tour or other opportunity to meet  with the appropriate school officials 
    • A copy of the Certificate of Immunizations is required for all grade levels. 
    To view BCS Vaccination Policy, please click here.
               
    • A copy of the certified birth certificate is required for all grade levels. 
    Briarcrest welcomes students without regard to race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin or religious affiliation.  Briarcrest welcomes your questions about our school and encourages you to schedule a campus visit by calling our Admissions Office at 901-765-4605.
  • Application Process

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NEW OFFERINGS In Early Childhood and Elementary School

Little Saints
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Pre Kindergarten
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Junior Kindergarten
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Senior Kindergarten
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Procedures & Policies

Briarcrest Christian School seeks to enroll students who are capable of and committed to success in the total educational program of the school.  Admission to Briarcrest is selective and is based on factors which include previous school performance, teacher recommendations, testing results, and a record of exemplary behavior at home, in school, and in the community. 

Financial assistance is available for those families who demonstrate financial need as determined by submitting the Parent's Financial Statement to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid in Princeton, New Jersey.