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Baymonte Christmas Celebration 2016 Video


Baymonte Night with the Santa Cruz Warriors

Baymonte Night with the Warriors Shirt

Join us for Baymonte Night with the Santa Cruz Warriors at the Kaiser Permanente Arena on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Baymonte has reserved 100 tickets in Section A. The cost is $35 and every ticket purchased includes a special edition t-shirt! Proceeds will benefit the Baymonte Middle School Athletic Program. Ticket sales end January 13th.

Our middle school basketball teams (boys and girls) will play each other during Primetime before the game at 6:20pm.

Get your tickets here! 



Percussion Christmas Celebration

Music Director, Craig Simmons, recently studied under Janet Green at the San Francisco School where he learned techniques in rhythmic studies. This course served as the inspiration for last night’s Christmas Program at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Kindergarten through fifth grade students made music with percussion instruments such as marimbas, xylophones and handheld shakers. We are grateful to Brook Knoll’s music teacher, Colleen Clark, for loaning some of the instruments for our performance.

A play The Inn was performed by fourth graders; Lincoln Matlock (Joseph), Sophia Cortes (Mary) and innkeepers Gracie Poston, Summer Formoso, Logan Collins and Vincent Kaping.

We hope you enjoyed watching the students perform and remember Christ’s birth this Christmas Season. Merry Christmas!

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Students Sail the Monterey Bay on the “Lady Washington”

On Monday, the 5th grade class had the pleasure of sailing on the Lady Washington tall ship in the Monterey Bay.  The students were fully involved and got to help raise the sails and experience first hand what explorers had to do in order to traverse the Atlantic Ocean on their journey west.  The class learned about navigation, trade and what challenges the explorers faced. They learned about the different parts of the ship and which ropes had which function in regards to the sail.  The trip was very rich in education and the students will now be able to have a better understanding of the hardships and workload that the explorers endured on their quest to find new land and trade routes.

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Baymonte’s Christmas Giving Tradition Continues

Baymonte families continue to support Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way by packing gift-filled shoeboxes for needy children around the world.

Students, staff and parents joined together in prayer over the 462 shoeboxes collected before sending them to the Relay Center in Santa Cruz. Mrs. Hazen led the assembly in “Jesus Loves Me” as all reflected on the child recipients and the impact these gifts will have on their lives.

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Baymonte Preschools are Hiring


Preschool Teacher Aide  


The primary goal of Baymonte Christian Preschools is to assist parents in providing for the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the children. As a Preschool teacher your objective will be to assist your fellow teachers in reaching that goal by surrounding each child with love, security, consistency, and respect through your personal relationships with the children and through consideration of children’s developmental levels/needs in your classroom preparation. You will also assist the head teacher in ways to provide a safe, supportive and happy place for each child to explore and grow in the above mentioned areas.

Primary Job Functions


  • Plan and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the children, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling that will include both secular and Christian materials including Bible stories and memory Bible verses.
  • Supervise art/science areas and various other classroom centers, interacting and engaging with the children as they take part in various activities.
  • Oversee classroom routines like snack time, lunch time, and nap time.
  • Be familiar with school’s safety rules and emergency procedures.


  • Supervise children at all times ensuring their safety, well-being and development.
  • Never leave children unattended or unsupervised.
  • If safety concerns do emerge, immediately inform the appropriate person, whether it is the head teacher or the Preschool Site Director.
  • Greet each child as they arrive.
  • Encourage children in their personal growth and learning through personal and caring relationships with them.
  • Discipline children using positive language and appropriate consequences.
  • Be a Christian role model.


  • Greet parents as they arrive.
  • Ensure parents sign children in when dropping them off, and sign children out when they are picking them up.


Basic Requirements

  • Agree with the Baymonte Christian School’s Statement of Faith and Positional Papers.
  • Personal faith in Christ as Lord and Savior and active member of a Christian church.
  • Pass State required background check through Live Scan Fingerprinting and Child Abuse Index Check.
  • Submit all State required forms including Physician form and T.B. test results.

Preferred Experience, Education, Certifications, Abilities

  • Meet the California Licensing requirements educationally for a Fully Qualified Teacher.
  • Minimum of 12 core semester units in Early Childhood Education, including units in Child-Family and Community, and Curriculum (with a C or better grade).

Physical Requirements

The teacher must be able to regularly perform physical activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.
  • Lift and move 20 lbs. from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Stand and walk short distances frequently on a daily basis.
  • Regularly sit, bend, twist, push and pull.
  • Crouch to child’s level, maintain eye contact, sit on floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Please contact Preschool Director, Lisa Patterson, for more information.


Surfer Magazine Features Former Student Mark Palm’s Ministry

Surfer Magazine features former student, Mark Palm, founder and president of Samaritan Aviation, in the December 2016 issue released yesterday. Samaritan Aviation provides the only floatplane for medical services in the remote areas of Papua New Guinea. Each year several of our classes support his worthy cause with bake sale proceeds.

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2016 Tech Trek Fundraising Results

2016 Tech Trek Buddies

We are excited to announce that this year’s Tech Trek far exceeded our fundraising goal earning a net profit of $46,000 making it the most successful Tech Trek ever! This is $6,000 more than last year bringing our seven-year fundraising total to $270,000!



Baymonte Preview Day

Baymonte Christian Schools will host another Preview Day on Thursday, January 12, 9:00-11:00am. Join us for a campus tour, refreshments, observe classrooms in session and meet our staff. Come see what makes BCS distinctive! At BCS we have small class sizes, award winning academics, faith integration in our classrooms, a loving, nurturing environment and we offer a full day kindergarten. If you are interested in attending our Preview Day, please RSVP to our Admissions office at or (831)438-0100. We hope to see you there!

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ACSI Convention 2016

Here at Baymonte, we believe excellence is a continual journey, not a destination. We also believe teachers are not just the givers of education, but also ones who thirst for new knowledge themselves.

Last week was not just a four-day weekend for the kids. While we were excited to give our hard working students some well-earned rest and extra family time, the staff drove up to Northern California to attend the annual ACSI Professional Development Conference. We heard from speakers such as Nick Vujicic (a man born without arms or legs, who is doing BIG things for the kingdom of God), Jay McTighe (author of Understanding by Design), and had the opportunity to be inspired in dozens upon dozens of breakout sessions. The staff not only grew closer as a community, but also came back equipped with the latest knowledge in educational techniques, cutting edge neuroscience discoveries, and effective Biblical integration techniques.

We hope the students had a restful weekend and that you enjoyed your extra family time. We as a staff are excited to be reunited with our students again, and to implement our new-found knowledge and inspiration from this year’s ACSI conference!