Brethren Christian Jr/sr High

21141 Strathmoor Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646-0926
     Tel: (714)962-6617
Grades: 6 - 12 | 412 students
Brethren Christian exists to help Christian parents in fulfilling their God-given responsibility of di  ligent teaching and seeks to implement Christ's command of making disciples.
By philosophy, purpose and design Brethren Christian is dedicated to providing a Christ-centered, high quality educational program consistent with Biblical truth.
Its purpose is to minister to the whole person by fostering individual growth and preparing students for responsible interaction in society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning differences addressed
Year Founded 1947

Student Body

Total Students 412 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Brethren Christian Jr/sr High Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Lit/Comp, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History, Honors Chamber Choir, Honors Wind Symphony, Honors World Lit/Comp, 
Average SAT score 1684
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Varies by Grade Level $8,295 - $12,895 Scholarships: *Need Based *Christian School Employee - 50% *Pastoral - 75% discount *Academic - Incoming Freshmen with 4.0 GPA - $2,000 Discount. *Music -See Website for details and restrictions
% on Financial Aid 27%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,725
Admissions Director Shelly Harris


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 501.films - Video Production, A21 - Abolishment of Human Injustice in the 21st Century, ASB Leadership, Anime Club, Band Council, Brethren Book Club, California Junior Scholastic Federation, California Scholastic Federation, Cappies, Catz Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Class Council, Comedy Sportz High School League, Democrats for Christ, Drama Workshop, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Godz Girlz, Green Machine, Invisible Children, Journalism, LIGHT (Leadership in Gathering Hearts Together), Life Support Club, Math League, Praise Band, Puppet Ministry, SALSA Club, SALT (Service and Leadership Training), Sound/Tech Crew, Surf Club, Thespian Society, Yearbook ASB Leadership, Anime Club, Band Council, Cappies, Catz Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Class Council, Drama Workshop, Godz Girlz, Green Machine, Journalism, Math League, Praise Band, SALSA Club, Surf Club, Yearbook, 501.films - Video Production,
A21 - Abolishment of Human Injustice in the 21st Century,
Brethren Book Club,
California Junior Scholastic Federation,
California Scholastic Federation,
Comedy Sportz High School League,
Democrats for Christ,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Invisible Children,
LIGHT (Leadership in Gathering Hearts Together),
Life Support Club,
Puppet Ministry,
SALT (Service and Leadership Training),
Sound/Tech Crew,
Thespian Society,

School Notes:

Accreditation: In recognition of the outstanding education available at BCHS, Brethren Christian has been granted the highest level of accreditation by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Approved I-20 School


College Prepatory Program meets UC A-G Requirements

95% of students matriculate to college, most to 4-year universities.

Average SAT Scores surpasses the national average by nearly 200 points.

2013 AP pass rate  - 88.3%

Extensive college planning provided: Succeed.Naviance, SAT/ACT Preparation, Princeton Review, individualized planning provided.

Options Program for students with special needs.

Award Winning Arts Program

2011 - Brethren Christian named  a Winner of the 12th Annual Orange County Arts Achievement Award - Outstanding Arts Education Program

Wind Ensemble: SCSBOA Regional Festival - Unanimous Superior.  2012 Winner of the Biola University Christian Invitational Band Festival - Large Band Division.

8 O'Clock Jazz Band:  2013 - Reno Jazz Festival - 2nd place, 2012 - Irvine High School Jazz Festival - Unanimous Superior, first place

Best High School Jazz Band - MACY Awards 2011, Cappies Awards 2012

Jazz Combo - Winner of the John Philip Sousa Award - 107th Annual Huntington Beach Parade - 2011, 108th Annual Huntington Beach Parade - 2012, 109th Annual Huntington Beach Parade - 2013

Extensive Choir Program

Drama: 2010 MACY Childress Award for "Fiddler on the Roof."  Numerous individual MACY and Cappie Awards

Warrior Athletics has been recognized for the following achievements:

1970, 71, 72 CIF Football Champions

1993 CIF Boys' Basketball Champions

1998 CIF Girls' Basketball Champions

2003 CIF Boys' Volleyball Champions

Over 30 League Championships since 1990

BC football alum(1994)Reggie Davis played 2 seasons in the NFL (San Diego Chargers), now a coach for the San Francisco 49ers

Over 20 BC football players have played collegiate football

8 BC football players have played professional football (AFL, NFL Europe)

Over 60 All CIF athletes since 1990

Over 20 League MVP's since 1990

2004 Academy League Football Champs

2005, 2009, 2010 Academy League Boys' Basketball Champs

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Academy League Boys' Volleyball Champs

2003, 2005 Academy League Girls' Basketball Champs

Recent BC athletes have signed athletic scholarships to Concordia University Irvine, Anderson University South Carolina , Colorado Christian University, Hope International University Fullerton, Liberty University Virginia, and Dubuque University Iowa.

Profile last updated: 03/15/2014

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The nearest high school is The Waldorf School Of Orange County (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Huntington Christian School (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
I have 3 children who have graduated from Brethren. All are now in top notch universities...aat the top of their class! They were so well prepared for college! AND FOR LIFE! I heartily recommend Brethren Christian!!!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Brethren Christian is an amazing school! The process that I went though to select a school for my children was extremely thorough. The criteria I required included a strong Christian emphasis, stellar academics, an excellent instrumental music program, a strong athletic program, and a positive social environment. My search took me to many schools that were strong in one area but lacked terribly in others. Brethren Christian was literally an answer to prayer! Though small, BC is doing amazing things! Where else can your student participate in OC''s best Christian school band program, play football under the guidance of a coach who played 10 years in the NFL, act in a play that wins award after award, while being challenged academically and taught to live his or her faith in an environment relatively free of cliques and negative social issues? I know without a doubt that my children would have never developed into the individuals they have, had they attended one of the bigger ''name brand'' private schools. In this case, big things really DO come in small packages and this was the absolute best gift I could have given my kids. We are truly blessed to be a part of the Warrior family.
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