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The Retherford Family

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We realize that making choices for your child's education is a huge blessing and responsiblity.
Meet the Retherford family and hear about their journey through this important decision:

We were definitely the family on the fence about where to send our daughter to kindergarten.  We thought long and hard about this decision!!!  We absolutely loved Bookcliff Preschool and the staff and wanted to keep her there.  It was a financial commitment, but since Charlie started, we haven’t second guessed our decision once.  Making financial sacrifices for your child’s education is a very easy pill to swallow!  When I compared the curriculum and the hours she would receive from Bookcliff vs. public school, it was a no brainer.  We were sold on the all-day, 5 day a week, Kindergarten which is VERY unique to Grand Junction.  We really felt Charlie would enjoy learning a lot more, and would be much more effective at BCS.

Another huge advantage was the aftercare program.  We really feel that the tuition is very reasonably priced.  We aren’t paying anymore than we were for full time preschool and that is a huge plus and made it possible for us to afford it.  If we were to pay for early morning and aftercare programs at public schools, it runs pretty similar, and at Bookcliff it is a much more productive use of time.  Bookcliff utilizes that time to give the children a more well-rounded education that incorporates music, Bible study, PE, etc.  The fact that we get a private education for less money than we pay for daycare for our two year old is wonderful.  

The fact that we are in constant communication with Mrs. Stockart (who is amazing) and the closeness of all the staff/parents/and students, we feel we really made the very best decision.  We were completely sold after our first parent/teacher conference.  We were blown away at how much they are learning and so quickly.  We are also so impressed with the attention each individual child receives on their strengths and where they need work.  I know Charlie is receiving a better education in this Kindergarten program in comparison to others. 

 

I can’t begin to thank my daughters teachers and staff at Bookcliff enough for all of the care and encouragement they have giving her this year. As a parent with a child who had not been in daycare or in anyone’s care other than her grandmothers it was terrifying for me to leave her at first. She has grown so much over the last year and I am so thankful my husband and I made the decision to take her to Bookcliff.

PTF
24 April 2018

Yes, we would recommend BCS to others! Children receive the utmost attention and care, and parents are valued members of the education team.

Parent
22 March 2018

Yes we would reccomend BCS to others! #1 security #2 faith based learning #3 small class size

Parent
22 March 2018

We are extremely happy with the learning & teaching, friendly staff, and the lessons are daughter is learning.

Parent
22 March 2018

The whole staff has made us feel so welcomed and we love that is such a Christ centered facility. We looked for a long time for a place that will nurture our child in not only emotional but spiritually.

Parent
22 March 2018

This is our second year at BCS and my daughter loves every single teacher here! I have been amazed at all the skills and knowledge she has picked up at BCS. We have tried other preschools in the valley and no one compares. BCS offers so much more than we found anywhere else. It is always clean, the teachers are always genuinely happy and pleasant, and they cultivate a happy positive atmosphere that my daughter is thriving in.

Hilary
10 January 2018

The teachers and staff at BCPS have been so incredible, I couldn’t be happier with the school. Thanks for another great year and we are looking forward to next year!

Current Parent
22 November 2016

The Pre-K class is great!

Current Parent
19 November 2016

BCS is a terrific school and preschool, I will always recommend BCS to everyone!

Current Parent
16 November 2016

Family atmosphere, positive teachers, positive office staff. I like that the doors are locked and I feel my child is in a safe environment.

Current Parent
11 November 2016

The BCS curriculum, communications home, and the family atmosphere are amazing to see!

Current Parent
8 November 2016

I love how Christ Centered the education has been. My kiddo is excited about learning about the Lord.

Current Parent
3 November 2016

I like the friendly staff, great education and variety of education (ie arts, music and play.)

Current Parent
31 October 2016

BCS has a family atmosphere, energetic & reliable staff, knowledgeable, loving, safe and easy to communicate with.

Current Parent
28 October 2016

I love pretty much everything about BCS: love the staff, curriculum and price.

Current Parent
25 October 2016

I love that the Bible is included in the classroom. I love the teachers and how much they care about my kiddo. I like the hours that are provided, for school/daycare.

Current Parent
19 October 2016

We appreciate the smaller, more intimate environment; the extremely friendly and loving staff; and great teachers. BCS is very organized, safe and overall fantastic set-up.

Current Parent
14 October 2016

BCS is a great Christ-centered learning environment; very encouraging and a safe place my son can grow mentally and spiritually.

Current Parent
10 October 2016

We love the teachers and staff. It feels like a family. My kids love coming to school and I like that the school is locked.

Current Parent
5 October 2016

BCS has loving teachers, consistent teaching of kindness, manners and obedience.

Current Parent
27 September 2016

We appreciate the Christ-centered, family-like environment, safe and caring classrooms.

Current Parent
24 September 2016

We love the science fair, G.A.T.E., music program, structure, faith- based teaching, & high expectations for children.

Current Parent
22 September 2016

Both our children attended. I never worried about their safety. Their staff are quality people.

Current Parent
19 September 2016

I like how attentive everyone is and how personable. I like the security measures taken to keep kids safe.

Current Parent
12 September 2016

We are overwhelmed at the change in our son due to all of you! We love you all and appreciate your love, kindness, understanding, and support! We do not see a better place for a child to be than BCS!

the Hardricks
7 September 2016

Going to BCS gave me a very firm standing in my Christian faith. The teachers there were able to show me Christ in ways that have remained with me through my adolescence and that I plan to carry on into adulthood as well. Spending time with strong Christians at such a formidable age helped me become the person I am today.

Haydon
16 October 2016

I am so thankful my parents were able to send me to a Christian school with such loving and caring staff and teachers. It was a different transition from public to private school. I can’t say I didn’t make mistakes, but through God’s grace I made it through high school still wanting to go to church and not straying away from God’s plans for me. Which makes BCS’s motto verse, Proverbs 22:6, perfect: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will NOT depart from it.” Thank you teachers, staff, and friends of BCS!

Laci
18 October 2016

During my time at BCS, I was able to form close, lifelong relationships with many people. BCS instilled in me positive values that have served me well in my jobs, high school, and college career. Most importantly, however, BCS gave me a solid foundation in Christian values and knowledge that has blossomed into a passionate relationship with Jesus—and I will always be thankful for that

David
21 November 2016