Welcome to Brooklake Christian School
As you research the best educational option for your family, we encourage you to consider what are the core values you seek for your children’s education.
Additionally, if you desire that your student is prepared across subjects with the 21st Century learning skills of critical thinking, media literacy, communication, collaboration, information literacy, and creativity, from a Biblical worldview, we invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with Brooklake Christian School.
Our team of highly skilled and gifted educators, who are dedicated followers of Christ, are committed to fulfilling our mission statement daily. We look forward to meeting you!
The heart of Brooklake Christian School is to encourage and equip students to follow Jesus in a nurturing and thriving learning environment.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1,26,27;3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2)
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation or eternally separated from God by sin. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He physically rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
(Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13;Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
Brooklake Christian School is a ministry of Brooklake Church and was founded in 1984. Brooklake Christian School is certified through the Washington State Department of Education and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Additionally, BCS is affiliated with the Principals Association of Christian Schools and the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.
Brooklake Christian School was founded in 1984 as a preschool with 35 students. Over the next eight years BCS experienced significant growth. Growth in enrollment meant the addition of grade offerings and in 1992, the first sixth grade class graduated. Continued growth also brought about the expansion of our preschool and elementary schools.
Over the years BCS has developed a reputation for excellence in academics. Historically, students on average score one to two grades above their current grade in annual standardized testing. Our programs are specifically designed to provide an outstanding academic education for each student while cultivating hearts toward Jesus.
For thirty years, Brooklake Christian School has provided a nurturing and thriving learning environment for students with a focus on student discipleship. Brooklake Christian School is a ministry of Brooklake Church.
Thank you for your interest in Brooklake Christian School.
Our educators have a long history of partnering with families to bring about excellent Christ-centered education to our students. Our school’s mission is to encourage and equip students to follow Jesus in a nurturing and thriving learning environment. This is achieved through our team-environment of staff and teachers who consistently offer their love, energy, and expertise to students. Daily, they are examples of the joy and that comes from following Jesus.
One of our core values as an organization is everyone can make a difference. In keeping with that belief, our goal is for students to come to see their value in Jesus Christ, while realizing their full educational potential. We invite you to tour our campus, chat with our team of educators, and consider partnering with us for your student’s education. We would consider it a great honor to serve you and your family at Brooklake Christian School.
Brooklake Educational Leadership Team (B.E.L.T),
Cindy Staton teaches our Preschoolers. Cindy holds a B.A. in Education and has worked with children for over 30 years. Cindy enjoys working at BCS and having an impact on her students. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Kahoonei attended Seattle University and the University of Hawaii where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education. She has been working at Brooklake Christian School for 18 years, during which time, both of her children attended. When she's not working, Mrs. Kahoonei enjoys kayaking, camping, and hiking. She is especially thankful for her family and Jesus Christ's work in her life. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13.
Jen Wagner is a teacher in one of our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. She holds a B.A. degree in Urban Planning & Development from Western Washington University. Her highlights as an educator are the hugs and love she gets from her students every day. Her most memorable moment at BCS are the fantastic talent shows. Mrs. Wagner enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
For 13 years, Mrs. Stevens has been serving at Brooklake Christian School. She loves coming to work everyday because she has the opportunity to display Christ-like love to her students and utilize her gift of creativity. Mrs. Stevens enjoys walking her dog, gardening, and teaching piano lessons. Jeremiah 29:11 is her favorite verse in the Bible.
Mrs. Smith has been working with children for 27 years and she values Brooklake Christian School’s God-first philosophy. Along with her husband, Mrs. Smith attends Brooklake Church. She also loves trying new things like wind surfing, rock wall climbing, and indoor skydiving. Next on her list is zip lining!
With over 17 years of experience working with children and a degree from Cal Poly, Rhonda Jensen is our wonderful Kindergarten teacher. She loves to see her students grow and learn to read! An active member of our staff, Rhonda loves to spend time with her husband and 3 kids hiking and recreating outdoors. Her favorite part of BCS so far is the wonderful support and care that staff have for each other!
Faith Khbeis has 9 years of experience teaching in private elementary schools. She has earned her Montessori teaching degree and was chosen to be the teacher of the year at her school before transitioning to Brooklake. Mrs. Khbeis enjoys working with kids to find their full potential. Mrs. Khbeis has lived and traveled all over the world and speaks five languages. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys cooking, exploring nature, and traveling with her husband and their two children.
With over 20 years of experience working with children and BA in Education from Western Washington University, Mrs. Leach is our 2nd Grade teacher. She values the relationships she has built with students, their families, and fellow staff members. Her highlights as an educator are when students overcome a learning hurdle and get excited about learning. She spends her time with her husband and family, as well as running, bowling, gardening, and painting.
Mrs. Turner has been working with children for 26 years and has been serving at Brooklake Christian School for 16 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction, both from California State University, Fullerton. While she loves all sports, her other passion is the annual 3rd Grade Living History Museum because of the love of learning and excitement she sees her students display.
Mrs. McNulty has worked with children for over 20 years with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.A. in Middle Level Math, and a M.A. in Elementary Mathematics. She appreciates the warm, family environment of the school community. Outside of work, Mrs. McNulty enjoys singing, scrapbooking, going for walks with her husband, and time with her six granddaughters and one grandson.
With over 30 years working with children, 14 years at Brooklake Christian School, and two Master’s Degrees on her resume, Mrs. Friedland is a valuable, long-time member of the BCS staff. Her favorite thing about Brooklake Christian School is the daily opportunity to integrate faith in learning. Mrs. Friedland was the well-qualified recipient of the Principal’s Association of Christian Schools Teacher of the Year Award in 2003-2004.
Rob Colbert is our fantastic P.E. Teacher here at Brooklake. With a B.A. in communications he has been coaching youth sports and working with children for over 15 years. Rob's highlight as an educator is seeing students overcome obstacles and learn new skills. In his spare time, Rob enjoys stand-up comedy, coaching, and traveling.
A long-time music teacher for several different schools, and a private teacher for many years, Sherrisa Classon has blessed BCS with her amazing gift of teaching music to our students. She loves creating and trying new ideas for students and has even started a new band for BCS!
Fletcher has lived in the great state of Washington for his entire life. Having spent most of that time up north in the Kirkland area or farther east in Sultan, he is only just recently experiencing the grandeur of the 253 area. He holds two majors from Northwest University, and is currently working on his M.A. at Western Seminary. He is happiest when he is with his wife, with good food, or reading his Hebrew Bible.
Heidi Colby-Sanchez comes to BCS from Autonomous University of Baja in BC Mexico! She's had 6 years of experience working with children and teaching. She loves showing children the excitement of learning a new language! She loves spending time with her husband and 2 children.
Linda Butler has been treating BCS students to her culinary skills for 5 years now! Linda loves seeing and serving students each and every day, watching them grow and interact. She especially loves all of the drawings and crafts she receives from students to decorate the kitchen! Linda loves spending time her her husband and daughter.
Cathy Officer is no stranger to BCS! She has been a long-time volunteer for BCS and has joined our wonderful full-time staff in the kitchen. Cathy loves spending time her her husband and her 4 children, all of whom have attended BCS. She is especially thankful for God's blessing and provision even in the small things in life.
Mrs. Strunk has not only served at Brooklake Christian School for the last eight years, but she also served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy for eight years. She is especially thankful for God’s provision in her life and appreciates the students, families, and staff at BCS. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and son, Brendan, as well as reading.