Application Process (K-8)

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.

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.

For the 2019-2020 school year, our application deadline is May 15, 2019.  If you are interested in applying after May 15, please contact our Enrollment Management Coordinator (Joanne Kiel ) and she will take the appeal to the Bryn Athyn Church School Admissions Committee.

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.

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.  Here is a list of our 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.

Here are the dates for New Church Overview: These are all Saturday mornings starting at 9:00.  The class runs for 2-3 hours.
November 17, 2018
December 15, 2018
January 12, 2019
February 9, 2019
March 16, 2019
April 13, 2019
May 1, 82019
June, 2018 (day TBA) *

All classes (except June)  will take place at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn, PA  19009

* This class will take place at the Bryn Athyn, 600 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

To RSVP for one of the classes, email Joanne Kiel or call her: 215-947-4086 x223

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.

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