Baymonte Blog


Baymonte 4/5 Band Rated “Excellent” at CMEA Festival 

Baymonte 4th and 5th grade band students performed at the the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Festival held at Santa Cruz High School. The band performed for a panel of three professional adjudicators and music directors, and received a unanimous rating of “Excellent”. Afterward, they received a clinic workshop which focused on strengths and suggestions for improvement.

Overall, God blessed us all with a great experience, and a fun way for our Baymonte music students to perform out in the community along with other bands from all over the California Central Coast. A huge thank you to the students for their hard work and a special thanks to the parents for their support and generous help with the event.


Jason Braun, Baymonte Music Director


2018-2019 Employment Announcement

Baymonte is looking for qualified applicants for the 2018/2019 school year in the following positions:

  • Office Staff – We are looking for applicants that have skills in one or more of the following areas: communications, project management, event planning, human resources, graphic design, customer service, public relations.
  • Classroom Teachers – Teacher candidates should hold a California Teaching Credential in their subject specialty or a Multiple Subject Credential for elementary teachers.
  • Substitute Teachers – We would like to engage additional substitute teachers for elementary and middle school classes. Experience and teacher certification are preferred.
  • Extended Care – Staff in our extended care program supervise our students before and after school. They may also serve as playground supervisors and classroom aides.
  • Preschool Teachers – Preschool teacher candidates need to have the required number of college credits for their area of assignment. We have a particular need for teachers and substitutes with infant and toddler qualifications.
  • Summer Quest Staff – Summer Quest team members are needed. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and commit to serve throughout the summer.
  • Classroom Aides – Our classroom aides assist elementary teachers in supporting student success by managing small groups, helping with teacher clerical responsibilities, and other duties as assigned by the teachers.

Baymonte employees receive a tuition discount along with their salary or hourly wage. To apply for any of the positions above download an application here and submit it by email to

Employment at Baymonte Christian School is open to qualified individuals who are Christians of good character. Baymonte Christian School does not discriminate in employment, or in the terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, age, or disability. Baymonte Christian School is a religious educational ministry, permitted to utilize religion as an employment criterion. All prospective and current employees must agree with Baymonte Christian School’s mission statement, and they must be willing to conduct their lives in conformity with the school’s statement of faith and the school’s declaration and agreement to ethical and moral integrity.



Baymonte Students Recognized at County Science Fair Awards

Baymonte 7th Graders Bennett Cocherell, Ashlyn McDaniel, Sam Freeman, and Nicolette Negrete were recognized at the awards ceremony for the Santa Cruz County Science Fair last night.  Bennett received a Project of Merit Award.  Ashlyn placed second in her division and earned a special award from the Botanical Society.  Sam placed first in his division for his project about removing E. Coli from water.  Nicolette placed first in her division and was the overall runner up, winning a cash prize of $250 for her project on leaf yeasts.  Ashlyn, Sam, and Nicolette were also invited to represent Santa Cruz County in the California State Science Fair.


Online Essential Conversation Skills Course for Students

If you have ever been at a dinner party and felt stuck in conversation, not knowing what to say after the initial pleasantries die down … then you are going to love STAR Conversations.

STAR Conversations is a curriculum designed and taught by our very own Mr. Fujishin (though for this program, he goes by J.V. Fuji.) It is a four-part, online course that is geared toward helping your child thrive in their interpersonal skills and never feel awkward in conversation again.

How many times have you seen a teenager start to feel awkward in conversation, and rather than push through the awkwardness and learn the skills necessary to converse with adults and others… they pull out their phone?

The problem with this is that if we do not do anything, their conversation skills will only get worse.

People get good at what they practice. Every day that your child gives into the awkwardness and looks down at their phone rather than talking to others, they are practicing retreat and isolation behaviors. But can you imagine if they got good at something else?

Can you imagine if you child knew the skills to thrive in conversation with their peers and other adults? If your child was the one that was known for being able to talk to your friends when they ran into them in the store, rather than just look down at their phone?

STAR Conversations gives your child the tools they need to engage rather than retreat. To choose connection over isolation.

Here at Baymonte—we want every child to thrive conversationally. Not only for their own sake, but also for the sake of Gospel. How will we preach Jesus to others if we cannot connect with others?

Equip your child with everything they need to get ahead socially and in the future. Enroll in the STAR Conversations Course today!


Baymonte Celebrates 50 Years with the Golden Gala

Baymonte’s Golden Gala last Friday not only beautifully celebrated our 50th year but also far surpassed our fundraising goal. We raised $172,000 for campus renewal projects, making this the most successful fundraiser in the history of the school!

A special thank you goes to our lead sponsors, GateWay Bible Church, Whitings Foods and Morgan Stanley – Erik Hanson, in addition to the many businesses and individuals who generously supported the event. Rod Caborn, our very lively auctioneer kept guests engaged while they enjoyed wine provided by Stockwell Cellars and Bruzzone Family Vineyards, as well as crafted appetizers, at the Scotts Valley Hilton. A photo booth and live music by the Mike Hadley Band provided a memorable night for all.

We are appreciative of our many volunteers and generous donors who contributed their time and money to this spectacular event.

This event was made possible by the power team comprised of Rod Caborn, Gretchen Cortes, Jeremy Geels, Pam Hanson, Janelle Mace, Michelle McDaniel, Teresa Olsen, Mandy Sackett and Steve Patterson.

Enjoy the photos of the evening taken by Patrice Fernald.

View the Photo booth gallery:


Experience a School Day at BCS

Baymonte Christian School is hosting our “Bring A Friend To School Day” on Friday, March 16th for students currently in K – 7th grade. Become a BCS student for a day and meet our students, teachers and staff. If they have a friend at Baymonte we will pair them up for the day, otherwise we will connect them with a buddy in their current grade. Complimentary lunch included. Also, take home a BCS Swag Bag as a thank you for visiting us.

Current students are encouraged to invite a friend from a sports team, church, or neighborhood to spend a day at school. A complimentary lunch will be provided for you and your buddy.

To have your child participate in this special “Bring A Friend To School Day”, please complete the online consent form by Monday, March 12th. If you have additional questions please email or call the Baymonte Office.


Happy Kids, Happy Parents: Valentine’s Day Sports Movie Night Success

The Valentine’s Day Sports Movie Night was a great success bringing in a total of $1,775. Mrs. Fernald hosted 104 participants! Kids had a blast while parents were able to enjoy a date night. Thank you to the Baymonte community for supporting the Elementary PE program.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student of the Year Candidate

Former Baymonte student, Emilie Erickson, has accepted the nomination to be a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year fundraising campaign.  This group of elite students is selected to raise funds to vie for the title of “Student of the Year”.  This campaign runs from January 5 through February 24, 2018 and is composed of students from the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas.
A message from Emilie:
As you know, I was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 10 forcing me to abandon my childhood for rigorous treatment including high doses of chemotherapy and radiation. After a week of intrathecal chemotherapy, I lost the use of my legs due to the intensity of my treatment. I continued my treatment as a paraplegic for a year until I went into remission. Unfortunately, after a short time being in remission, the leukemia returned. Since the cancer came back a second time even stronger I needed a bone marrow transplant. My little brother Nicolas selflessly donated his bone marrow to save my life on Valentine’s Day 2012, and I have been cancer free ever since!!!
Although I am healthy now there are many that are not as fortunate as me. I have seen the devastation that comes along with leukemia and other blood cancers and I have made it a goal of mine to raise as much money as I can in hopes to someday find a cure for this debilitating disease.
My goal is to raise $30,000 by February 24, 2018.  To date, I have raised $5,870.
For more information on this campaign and my efforts please visit,
Emilie Erickson
2018 Student of the Year Candidate

Amigos! Elementary After-School Spanish Club

Are you interested in your child learning Spanish? Mrs. Bootz is offering an after-school Spanish Club for Baymonte students grades K-5th! 


“So To Honor Him” Christmas Concert

Baymonte students showcased their musical talents at the annual Christmas Concert. Sounds of merry melodies filled the sanctuary at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Mr. Braun, Music Program Director, delightfully lead the students as they played, sang and strummed songs of the Christmas season. Mr. Patterson noted in the welcome that most of these students only began playing these instruments in September. It is exciting to see their progress in a few short months. Thank you to all the family and friends that came out to support our students. Save the date for Baymonte Celebrates the Arts on May 10th.