History of BCS

Written by Cooper Lowe and Hunter Simmons

BCS Playground

Here at BCS we want to remember our History. We see it as an important part of the school we are today. As Tryon Edwards once said, “Some of the best lessons we ever learn from our mistakes and failures. The errors of the past are the wisdom and success of the future.” While the school might not have had errors it definitely had some trials to navigate in its beginning years.

As Cynthia Woodard tells it, Brazosport Christian School was founded in 1980. Many people do not know this, but the school originally held classes at First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson instead of our present day campus located on Willow Drive. The school opened with 92 students after a group of families, who had been praying for a christian school, started the assembly. The school added a grade on every year as it gained more students, and eventually in 1992 the school offered Pre-K3 all the way up to 12th grade.

BCS Teacher Cynthia Woodard

Sadly a fire broke out in the library of First Baptist Lake Jackson and spread to several of the classrooms the school used. However, that did not stop the spirit of BCS. Cynthia Woodard says that they continued with the school year and just used some of the houses across the street from the church to conduct classes. Then two years later in 1994, the school opened up its own building located off of Willow Drive. It was just one building to start out with, but the Lord continued to bless the school with students and a second building plan was drawn up. In 2001 the school officially opened up its second building that would house secondary academics and the new gymnasium for the athletics program.

What started out as a group of families praying for a school has now turned into a family and culture that has been going strong for 41 years. Without their dedication and prayers our school would not be where it is today. What could have been shut down with a fire, turned into a two building campus that now holds almost 300 students who are being disciplined and taught to serve the Lord. We are very thankful for the dedication of those who came before us, and let their perseverance inspire us to continue building the legacy that will go on for many more years to come.

Teachers As Mentors

As parents we all share one familiar goal, we want what’s best for our children. We make decisions daily on the basis of their health and happiness. Although every family is in an entirely different situation, and decisions are made for each family for one reason or another, we still share this commonality in our intentions.

One of the decisions you’ve made that you share with all of the other parents at Brazosport Christian School is that you’ve made the choice to enroll your child(ren) in our campus. Something in our walls called you to join our family and make the investment in a private Christian education. As teachers and staff that love our jobs, we honestly can’t thank you enough, and look forward to seeing these children of God grow and flourish within our educational system. Many love private schools because of the small classroom numbers, allowing their children to move past being just a number, and becoming a pupil eager to learn. Others love the safety of a small campus, the non-tolerance of bullying, the clear value system, and the worship of our Lord and Savior in each class our students attend. Most do not even think about our teachers being mentors as one of the reasons that they love our school.

Our young people today face so many challenges. It’s extremely easy to get caught up in the wrong crowd and decision making that could affect all aspects of their future. Brazosport Christian School believes extra love, attention, and being a mentor to our students helps them feel confident in the road they are taking to graduation and the rest of their lives. For this reason, Brazosport Christian School is implementing a mentoring program for our upper grade students. By spending time in a small group setting, we are able to guide our students with motivation and by modeling positive behavior. In a small group setting, our teachers have the ability to provide words of encouragement, share unbiased opinions, and become a trusted ally to help with personal and educational goal setting that allow your child(ten) to become aware of who they are and where they are headed in this world.

A relationship with a mentor can provide knowledge and support, share inspiration, allow a student to open their mind, and most of all won’t judge. It is our prayer that our students take this experience as a personal growth opportunity and that they carry it with them through high school and after graduation. Thank you for choosing Brazosport Christian as your school of choice. We truly look forward to seeing your family thrive within our walls and are eager for new families to join our school community.

Anna Magallanes
Director of Development
amagallanes@1bcs.org