Preschool is paid weekly with the current fee $155 for five days.
Families choose a faith-based, private education for various reasons, Walker said.
"Parents with a strong Christian conviction are attracted to our school," he said.
The school has a low student/teacher ratio so that individualized attention is possible, Walker said. Spanish is taught to students in preschool through eighth grade. All students have music, art and physical education. Middle school students participate in sports.
Walker notes that parents also look at safety when choosing a school. While Bible Center has safety measures in place, a task force is looking into additional security measures.
For more information go to www.BibleCenterSchool.com or call 304-346-0431.
Teays Valley Christian School has an enrollment of about 360 in grades kindergarten through 12, said vice principal Jody Sowards. Tuition fees vary. For example, tuition for grades kindergarten through five is $3,959 for a year. For grades six through eight, cost is $4,072. Tuition for grades nine through 12 is $4,116. Books and fees are extra. Discounts are offered for families with additional children.
An open house is scheduled at the beginning of each school year. Families are always welcome to make appointments to tour the facility, meet the faculty and have any questions answered, he said.
The school's Web site at www.teaysvalleychristian.org has an abundance of information as well as an online tour of the building. For more information or to schedule a tour, call the school at 304-757-9550.
Elk Valley Christian School, 58 Mount Pleasant Drive in Elkview, will hold its open house 6:30 p.m. March 26. The event is an opportunity to tour the building, meet the faculty, see a textbook display, and hear about the school, said Principal Scott Lilly.
However, private tours can be scheduled at any time.
The school now enrolls 153 students in preschool through 12th grade. Tuition is $3,580 a year with family discounts available for extra children. Books and fees are extra.
A building project in the works will be completed as funds become available. The exterior shell is complete for a new building that will house additional classrooms, library, cafeteria and offices.
Lilly said parents are choosing private, faith-based schools for many reasons. Among these are a Christian philosophy, strong academics, and small classrooms. Another factor is that bullying is not tolerated.
"We deal with it directly if it happens and it is very rare," Lilly said.
He said the school has a family atmosphere, dedicated teachers, and a good sports program, especially for the girls who have soared in basketball and volleyball.
For more information, go to www.evcs.org or call 304-965-7063.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.