Discover the Difference
Through dynamic, creative, and hands-on education, Bethany meets the needs of diverse learners and empowers all students meet high academic standards. Bethany provides challenging experiential learning at all levels, including advanced courses in all core subject areas and the fine arts as well as a unique, week-long immersive Interterm. Over 90 percent of our graduates go on to college, and Bethany students average 100 points higher on the SAT than the national average. In addition, Bethany has received national recognition for our innovative Environmental Science course. All students participate in a unique, week-long immersive Interterm program intensive study, and Bethany now offers a variety of technology education classes with a lab of 3-D printers. These are just some of the ways students are challenged in unique ways at Bethany, setting them up for future successes.
As a small school, Bethany places priority on relationships and works to foster respectful and compassionate relationships among students, faculty, staff, and the church. A close community with strong teacher-student relationships has long been a Bethany distinctive. Each student is paired with a faculty mentor, and they meet every two weeks to discuss things outside of academics, as well. The underlying goal is to support each student’s learning and growth as a whole person in tandem with the rigorous academic programming. At Bethany, people take an interest in each other and build lasting friendships that provide a sense of belonging.
Teachers are at the heart of a Christ-centered school. For them, teaching is not just a job, but a calling. Our teachers,coaches, administrators, and staff model Christ's love to students and incorporate the teachings of Jesus into the classroom, athletics, and daily work. Students explore Christ's call on their lives, seeking a faith they can own. As we nurture the spiritual, academic, artistic, and social gifts of all students and unleash these gifts to further God's work in the world, teachers and coaches mentor students to cultivate leadership skills. This process includes providing goals, teaching tools, and evaluation of skills for students in various leadership roles. As a small school Bethany gives students opportunities to develop their skills and interests in multiple areas simultaneously.