Red Bird Christian School is a private, Christian PK-12 school that serves the local tri-county (Bell/Clay/Leslie) region while also reaching out to  other Kentucky counties, states and countries through its Dormitory/Residency Program.

Students accepted into both programs must demonstrate a desire to:

  • succeed in college preparatory curriculum,
  • seek a closer relationship to the Lord
  • develop Christian leadership skills, and
  • foster a spirit of service

Students admitted into the Dormitory Program will simultaneously be enrolled in Red Bird Christian School.

All requested materials must be received before an application will be processed.  An interview, references, and previous academic work combine to give the selection committee the information needed to make admission decisions.

Extra considerations are given to students who live in Southeastern Kentucky and the surrounding areas of Appalachia and to students who are feeling called into ministry, missionary service, or church service. We also seek diversity, so we solicit applicants from Kentucky, the rest of the United States, and the World.

Even though all children are precious in God’s eyes, RBCS recognizes its limitations of service to those who have severe emotional or behavioral problems/needs, or struggles with addictions, or severe physical limitations.  Accommodations are in place for mild physical impairments and can be discussed further during the interview.


In accordance with Federal law and God’s Word, Red Bird Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.