The Bryn Athyn Church School seeks to provide children with an education based on the teaching of the New Church to prepare them to become confident, caring and useful citizens of  this world and the Lord’s Heavenly Kingdom.

We welcome inquiries from parents who appreciate the unique nature of the teachings of the New Church and who are interested in learning more, participating in the life of the Church, and taking an active role in their children’s religious education. We invite you to discover what the Bryn Athyn Church School can do for your children.

If you are a parent inquiring about the New Church and interested in our school, please contact our Enrollment Management Coordinator, Joanne Hamilton at 215-947-4086 ext 223, or via e-mail. She will be happy to discuss our admission requirements with you.

For the 2022-2023 school year, our application deadline is May 15, 2022.  If you are interested in applying after May 15, please contact our Enrollment Management Coordinator (Joanne Hamilton ) and she will take the request to the Bryn Athyn Church School Admissions Committee.


Application Process

Enrollment is open to the children of New Church parents and parents who are new to the faith and who demonstrate a sincere interest in its teachings. 

The Bryn Athyn Church School operates with the conviction that parents and teacher have a profound impact on the mental and spiritual development of young minds. It is important for a child’s spiritual development that there is harmony of religious faith and practice between home and school. In keeping with this goal, here are two videos that will give you a great overview about the New Church and New Church Education:

Core Beliefs of the New Church

Introduction to New Church Education

We also ask applying families to attend a few of our church services. Attending church services in Bryn Athyn is a wonderful way to become familiar with the New Church and its teachings, as well as begin to make connections and friends in the Bryn Athyn community.  See the Bryn Athyn Church website for a schedule of church services. 

New Church Overview:
In order to support understanding and harmony for the child, one of the first steps in application for a child is that parents attend a New Church Overview class that is offered once a month on Saturday morning. This is a casual opportunity for a New Church minister to help you understand the tenets of the New Church, and to gain clarity around the impact of these teachings on our education.

For the 2022-2023 school year our New Church Overview will be offered two ways; an in-person option, or a virtual option.  The in-person dates are all Saturdays: November 13, December 11, January 5, February 12, March 19, April 9, and May 21.   

Contact Joanne Hamilton  (email) or call her: 215-947-4086 x223 if you would like to attend or would like to meet virtually.  

Application Checklist: This is the list of steps for applying for your child’s attendance at BACSIn addition, attending New Church services on Sunday will help you gain more understanding of the teachings. Visit the Bryn Athyn Church online for a list of those services.

Application: This is the application for attendance at BACS for Kindergarten.

Application: This is the application for attendance at BACS for First through Sixth Grade.

Application: This is the application for attendance at BACS for 7th and 8th grade.

Teacher Recommendation: All students applying for 7th or 8th grade must have a teacher recommendation filled out from their current school.

Parent Agreement: After you interview with the Pastor and Enrollment Coordinator, you will be expected to sign this agreement

Request for School Records: After we receive your child’s records from his/her previous school, we will set a time to come in to BACS for our in-school assessment. If your child is going in to Kindergarten, you do not have to request school records.

Tuition and Financial Aid information

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:

The Bryn Athyn Church School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.