What We Believe
OBCS faculty members hold a variety of academic credentials and represent strong Christian values and traditions. Each is dedicated to the purposeful integration of biblical truth, scholastic excellence, and personal spiritual growth that forms the basis of Christian education.
Students are admitted on the basis of parental and personal spiritual commitment, entrance examinations, and previous school records. Students possess average to above average ability. Class sizes are limited.
2012-2013 enrollment: 41students. The average student to teacher ratio is currenlty 10:1. All students enroll on a trial enrollment basis, academically and behaviorally. A 2-4 week evaluation period is used to determine continued enrollment status.
The school (grades K-6) curriculum includes Bible, English or phonics, creative writing, mathematics, science, social studies, music or choir, art, physical education, or keyboarding. We use predominately A Beka Book curriculum. Other curriculum will be adopted and used to supplement and enrich courses and programs as needed. Our goal is to challenge each student to gain a firm understanding of all foundational skills required in life.
A numerical system is used for grading students. Numerical grades are interpreted as follows:
A 94-100 C 77-84 F Below 69B 85-93 D 70-76 I Incomplete work
Students take the Stanford Achievement Test in grades 1-6.
Other Activities: NA
National Association of Private Schools
Open Bible Christian Center, Rapid City