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Skylar's Family

Skylar Family
Meet Skylar and his family, and hear the unique way God brought them together and then to BCS.

Hi! My name is Aric Harper, and I am excited for the opportunity to share a little bit about our family, our faith and our experience with Bookcliff Christian School. My wife, Wenona, is an RN and works as the head of Quality Assurance for Critical Nurse Staffing. I am a Manufacturing Engineer with Walker Products (I’m nerdy and I know it). Skylar has been attending BCS since he started kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. 

Skylar came into our lives in an unusual way. We are actually his grandparents. We started providing primary care for him when he was 4 months old, and have had full custody since he was 8 months old. Skylar is God’s perfect answer to my heartfelt prayers. Wenona and I were not able to have our own children, and I poured out my heart so many times to God, longing for the chance to raise my own child. As the years passed, I accepted that the answer was no. Then Skylar came. He is a reminder every day that our Father in Heaven knows us, hears us and loves us. I can’t imagine how He could have answered my prayers more perfectly. We feel a tremendous burden to raise Skylar “in the fear and knowledge of the Lord,” as I am sure all parents here do. Every child is a gift from God, but not many come in the form Skylar did. 

When we first started searching for a school for Skylar, we wanted to avoid public school if possible. We looked at charter schools, but they didn’t feel right. After having a tour at BCS, we knew God had led us to the right place. We were drawn by the small class sizes, the rigorous academics and the focus on Jesus as Lord and Savior. Looking back over two and a half years at BCS, I believe without hesitation that we made the right decision for Skylar and for us. 

It has been tempting at times to throw in the towel, join public school and save the tuition. Imagine how much money would be freed up! But, God has steered us away from that thinking at every turn. The longer Skylar spends at BCS, the more certain we are that every dollar spent is an investment, not only in his education, but in his eternity. We are amazed at how he has grown in his relationship with the Lord. I see acts of compassion and generosity from him that truly take my breath away. I can barely fathom the depth and tenderness of his heart. We are thankful that we found BCS, and that Skylar has had teachers that partner with us in shepherding both his mind and his heart. 

Thank you for this opportunity to give you a glimpse into our family. May God bless you and yours, 

Aric, Wenona and Skylar

I can’t begin to thank my daughters teachers and staff at Bookcliff enough for all of the care and encouragement they have giving her this year. As a parent with a child who had not been in daycare or in anyone’s care other than her grandmothers it was terrifying for me to leave her at first. She has grown so much over the last year and I am so thankful my husband and I made the decision to take her to Bookcliff.

24 April 2018

Yes, we would recommend BCS to others! Children receive the utmost attention and care, and parents are valued members of the education team.

22 March 2018

Yes we would reccomend BCS to others! #1 security #2 faith based learning #3 small class size

22 March 2018

We are extremely happy with the learning & teaching, friendly staff, and the lessons are daughter is learning.

22 March 2018

The whole staff has made us feel so welcomed and we love that is such a Christ centered facility. We looked for a long time for a place that will nurture our child in not only emotional but spiritually.

22 March 2018

This is our second year at BCS and my daughter loves every single teacher here! I have been amazed at all the skills and knowledge she has picked up at BCS. We have tried other preschools in the valley and no one compares. BCS offers so much more than we found anywhere else. It is always clean, the teachers are always genuinely happy and pleasant, and they cultivate a happy positive atmosphere that my daughter is thriving in.

10 January 2018

The teachers and staff at BCPS have been so incredible, I couldn’t be happier with the school. Thanks for another great year and we are looking forward to next year!

Current Parent
22 November 2016

During my time at BCS, I was able to form close, lifelong relationships with many people. BCS instilled in me positive values that have served me well in my jobs, high school, and college career. Most importantly, however, BCS gave me a solid foundation in Christian values and knowledge that has blossomed into a passionate relationship with Jesus—and I will always be thankful for that

21 November 2016

The Pre-K class is great!

Current Parent
19 November 2016

BCS is a terrific school and preschool, I will always recommend BCS to everyone!

Current Parent
16 November 2016

Family atmosphere, positive teachers, positive office staff. I like that the doors are locked and I feel my child is in a safe environment.

Current Parent
11 November 2016

The BCS curriculum, communications home, and the family atmosphere are amazing to see!

Current Parent
8 November 2016

I love how Christ Centered the education has been. My kiddo is excited about learning about the Lord.

Current Parent
3 November 2016

I like the friendly staff, great education and variety of education (ie arts, music and play.)

Current Parent
31 October 2016

BCS has a family atmosphere, energetic & reliable staff, knowledgeable, loving, safe and easy to communicate with.

Current Parent
28 October 2016

I love pretty much everything about BCS: love the staff, curriculum and price.

Current Parent
25 October 2016

I love that the Bible is included in the classroom. I love the teachers and how much they care about my kiddo. I like the hours that are provided, for school/daycare.

Current Parent
19 October 2016

I am so thankful my parents were able to send me to a Christian school with such loving and caring staff and teachers. It was a different transition from public to private school. I can’t say I didn’t make mistakes, but through God’s grace I made it through high school still wanting to go to church and not straying away from God’s plans for me. Which makes BCS’s motto verse, Proverbs 22:6, perfect: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will NOT depart from it.” Thank you teachers, staff, and friends of BCS!

18 October 2016

Going to BCS gave me a very firm standing in my Christian faith. The teachers there were able to show me Christ in ways that have remained with me through my adolescence and that I plan to carry on into adulthood as well. Spending time with strong Christians at such a formidable age helped me become the person I am today.

16 October 2016

We appreciate the smaller, more intimate environment; the extremely friendly and loving staff; and great teachers. BCS is very organized, safe and overall fantastic set-up.

Current Parent
14 October 2016

BCS is a great Christ-centered learning environment; very encouraging and a safe place my son can grow mentally and spiritually.

Current Parent
10 October 2016

We love the teachers and staff. It feels like a family. My kids love coming to school and I like that the school is locked.

Current Parent
5 October 2016

BCS has loving teachers, consistent teaching of kindness, manners and obedience.

Current Parent
27 September 2016

We appreciate the Christ-centered, family-like environment, safe and caring classrooms.

Current Parent
24 September 2016

We love the science fair, G.A.T.E., music program, structure, faith- based teaching, & high expectations for children.

Current Parent
22 September 2016

Both our children attended. I never worried about their safety. Their staff are quality people.

Current Parent
19 September 2016

I like how attentive everyone is and how personable. I like the security measures taken to keep kids safe.

Current Parent
12 September 2016

We are overwhelmed at the change in our son due to all of you! We love you all and appreciate your love, kindness, understanding, and support! We do not see a better place for a child to be than BCS!

the Hardricks
7 September 2016