Why Bethany Christian School?
We know you have many options when it comes to choosing the right school for your child. Whether it’s private, public, or the charter version of public, the community is saturated with choices. We believe Bethany Christian School to be a distinctive option for your child’s foundational, formative years of a K-8 education. We provide three strategic anchors that thoughtfully reflect, “Why Bethany Christian School?” These are:
Christian Discipleship is a dynamic, ever-developing growth toward wholeness in the image of Christ. We recognize that as uniquely created persons, spirituality is the very essence of our being. We focus throughout each day on ways and means to teach students how to listen to and walk with Jesus, our Master Teacher.
This is a foundational time when each and every student deserves the best possible support ensuring future school success. Our starting point for the learning process is through our foundational guiding scripture:
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest Commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)
Learning by loving God with “all your mind” invokes a process of holding captive for Christ all thoughts, decisions, actions, emotions, responses, relationships, and reactions.
We are opposed to indoctrinating students with a particular ideology or singular tradition, or treating spirituality as either an add-on or not at all. Currently, 42 different churches are represented within Bethany Christian School. These churches represent great traditions of the church, including the Holiness tradition, Charismatic, Evangelical, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. We fully embrace this diversity and place significant value on unity in the diversity by listening to and walking with Jesus, our Master Teacher.
Academic Excellence is an unparalleled coherency in the Bethany Christian School experience advances the school’s mission to lead each student toward a relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage each one to reach his or her unique potential in Christ: academically, spiritually, socially, physically, and creatively. Students thrive in classes taught by experienced, passionate and caring teachers.
We meet students where they are, allowing them to be instructed and challenged at an appropriate level of their capabilities without overwhelming them. Learning becomes fun and the thrill of discovery spills into every other subject.
We have a proven record of academic excellence that extends well over a decade. We affect total learning and are fully able to focus on the whole child.
Standardized national testing reflects an average national score at the 50th percentile. Bethany Christian School students consistently score well above this average, most recently with scores ranging from the 65th percentile to the 93rd percentile.
School Community is an essential element that encompasses traditions and events that intentionally complement learning in the classroom. With caring attentiveness, we encourage frisson, or the sensation of excitement, emotion and surprise that is lived out in presence of others in community, constantly promoting and honoring wholesome, personal relationships.
Each day at Bethany Christian School starts with the morning opening where faculty, staff, students, and parents gather to start the day with our Lord in community with each other. We purposefully, intentionally create community.
Families have made a commitment to Bethany Christian School since it opened its doors in 1995. These families understand the reward for investing in a foundational educational experience for their children, an investment that readies their children to face a world of ever-increasing change.
Bethany Christian School had its first graduating class in 2001. These first graduates have joined society as effective citizens, continuing to listen to and walk with Jesus. We join with our families across the years with deep humility and gratitude for meaningful relationships that have been built, for the multiple forms of expressions by students, and by the individual confidence that emanates from these learners. We are excited about their pathways, as they are steadfast in their journey to become the promise that they are, striving to reach their unique potential in Christ.
We invite you to see firsthand the answer to, “Why Bethany Christian School?” To schedule a tour, please call our office at (480) 752-8993 or email us at email@example.com.