12
Jul

Baymonte Alumni Serving Preschoolers!

Baymonte Alumni are caring for our kids this summer! Ten of our summer preschool staff attended Baymonte as young students. After receiving the blessing of a Baymonte education themselves, these ladies are now carrying on the legacy of love, impacting the next generation of Baymonte students!

Our Baymonte Preschool has an infant room, toddler room and three preschool campuses serving little ones 3-months to five years old. For more information about our programs contact our school office (831) 438-0100 or admissions@baymonte.org.

27
Jun

Outstanding Eighth Graders!

Congratulations to our graduated eighth grade class! Whether our students are heading to a private or public high school, our graduates are leaving Baymonte incredibly prepared for their future! In recent testing completed these twenty-nine students had impressive results:

 

  • -81% of this class participated in PSAT 8/9 testing and the mean score was 1089. Comparably, the mean score for eighth grade students nationwide was 851.
  • -This test uses the same scale as the SAT. In 2018, the College Board reported the average SAT score for all college-bound seniors was 1068. Thus, the average Baymonte eighth grader scored about 20 points higher than the average college-bound high school senior.
  • -The median total score was 1130, which represents the 98th percentile for eighth grade students nationwide.
  • -100% of our test-takers met the College Board’s readiness benchmark for 9th grade reading. 95% of test-takers met the readiness benchmark for eighth grade math and 85% met the benchmark for ninth grade.
  • -93% of our current eighth grade took the WrAP writing assessment. 100% met the grade-level benchmark. The median raw score of 28 represents the 96th percentile of eighth grade students nationwide; 17 students scored in the 90th percentile or higher.
21
Jun

Happy First Day of Summer!

21
Jun

Read S’More Books This Summer!

Summer is here, and it is the perfect time for S’More reading! This summer we are inviting all students to participate in the “Read S’More Books” Summer Reading program! Students should be reading each and every day over the summer break to ensure that they continue to grow. Our fun reading program will help your child stay sharp over the summer and return to school in September ready to learn! Each student should complete the S’Mores reading log to track their books and number of minutes spent reading. During the first week of school students should return their logs to earn prizes! Students who complete the book summary sheets will earn additional prizes. The top readers from each class will participate in a special party! Happy reading! Don’t forget to Read S’More Books!

S’Mores Reading Log: SummerReadingProgram

21
Jun

Congratulations Baymonte Alumni!

Congratulations to Baymonte Alumni on graduating with special honors from local high schools earlier this month. Josh Wright, McClain Kressman, Jessica Wright and Yustina Hryciw graduated from Scotts Valley High School receiving full IB diplomas. Jonathan Siemsen graduated from Monte Vista Christian High School with several prestigious awards including Valedictorian, Scholar Athlete of the Year and the “Love for God” Character Award. Congratulations to all 2019 high school graduates!

 

17
Jun

Third Grade Wax Museum

Baymonte’s third grade classes put on a wax museum in the last weeks of school! 

   

11
Jun

Track and Field Day Fun & Last Day of School

What a fun year our elementary students had in PE! Mrs. Patrice Fernald enthusiastically keeps our kindergarten – fifth graders exercising in a fun way. She ended the year with Track and Field Day and a lively celebration for the last day of school. Thank you Mrs. Fernald!

3
Jun

Architecture, Coffee and Waves

Did you know a coffee bean is actually a FRUIT from a cherry tree? Well, Baymonte Christian School’s ArKIDtecture students do now! Last week’s field trip which included time at Verve Coffee was a blast.

Led by teacher Lauri McNeil, the first stop was at the FUSE Architecture design office where architects talked about the process of design and their approach to projects. The students were very curious, asking great questions and enjoyed seeing all the hand concept sketches, computer renderings and especially the ping pong/surfboard recreation room!

Next, Mike, CEO of Verve Coffee Roasters took the group on a tour of the roastery building. They learned about the cool award-winning building architecture and how they used recycled wood, rusted steel and “insulating pool noodles” in their coffee house design. They also learned about the complex science of roasting coffee.

They ended the afternoon at the beach where they built shelters using natural materials from the beach site. We had some clever structures emerge, and the kids had a great day in the sun and water enjoying each other’s company!

 

24
May

My Kindergarten Story by Terri Toback

For the past 25 years I have been part of the Baymonte community; I started as a Baymonte parent. My husband and I wanted our children in a school that reinforced our values. After we enrolled our children at Baymonte I got more involved working in the After School Program. I had been an elementary teacher before taking a break to have our three children. Mr. Patterson hired me as a kindergarten aide and after several years, I moved into a teacher role. I love teaching kindergarten! Some of my favorite events in our kindergarten school year are the Mother’s Day Tea and Donuts with Dad. The partnership between parents and teachers is vital in the growth of a child.

In a few weeks I will go to eighth grade graduation and see many of the kids I taught in kindergarten. I am grateful for the small part I have played in the lives of these children. It’s fun to see former students around town, even though many are post-college now.  Working with five year olds keeps me feeling young! I hope you have a wonderful summer and if you see me at the beach or at Costco, be sure to say hi!

21
May

Baymonte Is My School!

In Baymonte Christian School’s latest video, alumni and current students talk about their favorite features of BCS and why Baymonte is their school! Check it out here: Video