« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

6304 South Price Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283

School website
(480) 752-8993
(480) 752-7913
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Bethany Christian School address.

March 03, 2015
If you're looking for a school, then look no further than Bethany Christian School. not only are their academics top notch but it's taught through a Christian worldview. A little over a year ago we started looking into private schools, Bethany Christian School was the second school we toured and we knew immediately that we had found a gem. Unsure that we could afford private education, Jordan Whitlach answered every one of our questions and guided us through the scholarship process. Everyone from the principal, Ms. Sterkowitz to the teachers, office ladies and after care staff will leave you feeling at ease, knowing that you're leaving your child in a safe and caring environment.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2015
All four of my children attend Bethany. We love the small class sizes, excellent teaching, and great friendships at our school! And the best is my kids get to hear the Bible everyday! We never thought we could afford Christian education but with STOs we can!

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2014
We LOVE this school! We have been at B.C.S. for two and a half years and could not be happier. The education is amazing and test results/school rankings show that, but we love B.C.S. because of the Truth that is taught there. We send our son (and next year sons) to school KNOWING that he is safe. He is taught the Truth and is loved by his teachers. One day, I got a call from the nurse and she said that my son didn't have a fever and she didn't know whether or not he should go home or stay. She told me that while she walked to his classroom she prayed. Knowing that my son is so loved that not only his teacher prays for him, but also his sweet school nurse, blesses me. He is in loving hands. The B.C.S. community is also wonderful. My son has wonderful friends and we have become close with other B.C.S. parents. I recommend this school 100%.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2014
Thank you to everybody at BCS for the great welcome that you have give us being new this year! You are truly a big blessing for my family! Not only my children are getting great academically but spirituality they are growing in the love of God. This is priceless!! For all the parents that are looking for a great school for your children, this is the one, you'll feel it the moment you enter the school. Also remember it doesn't need to be expensive, Arizona has a law call AZ School choice that will give part/full scholarships for your children to attend this school using Arizona Tax Credit.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013
We love Bethany Christian School! We have 2 kids, one in elementary and the other in middle school. This is our first year attending, as we moved here this last summer. The teachers and staff have really made all of us feel welcome and as a part of the family this year, and that has meant so much to us! My kids were in great schools previously, one was in public and one was in private Christian, but WOW, do I ever wish my kids had been attending here since day one! I know that when I send my children to school each day that they are receiving an excellent, well above average, top-notch, Christ-centered education that is second to none! I have the honor of volunteering at the school regularly and Christ is evident everywhere I go! The only thing I wish it offered...High School!!! I highly recommend BCS for your child/children...you won't be disappointed!!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2012
At Bethany Christian School, challenging and engaging academic learning is seen in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Discipleship training is modeled in the teachers lives. I like that students are discipled daily through bible lessons and weekly chapels. I ve never experienced a more caring and involved school environment. Administration, students, teachers, staff and parents rally around one another in prayer and support. The community environment is even evident in the fun events they host every year: County Fair and Turtle Race. Everyone is involved!

- submitted by a teacher

March 13, 2012
Bethany Christian School has been a blessing on my son and our family. My son has special learning needs and they have gone above and beyond to accomodate us. They love of Christ shines through this school. They truly care about their students and families. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2012
We have two students at Bethany Christian and we look forward to them both graduating from 8th grade. Our family has been blessed by being a part of this school community. Wouldn't want to be any where else. Just wish they had a high school program.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2011
We couldn't have been more blessed to find this school after moving to AZ. The teachers and administrators go above and beyond. They truly care about each individual student and get to know them personally. My daughter has flourished since attending here. We love the small school environment and the sense of community that is a part of life. My daughter is not only receiving an excellent education but she is being taught the values and principles needed to be a good person in life. I believe that this strong foundation will help her to make wise decisions in

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2011
Excellent academics. Great teachers that really seem to care about the students. It's great to have a teacher who can help to guide your child through rough times by directing them to God and the scriptures. It is highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2011
We had two children go through Bethany Christian School from 1st -8th grade. We have seen the school transform from the years when it was still part of the Bethany Community Church and located on the church campus. I believe this school is still a work in progress, but the administration and school board are on the right path. Like all schools it is not perfect, but I have seen some very positive changes made in the past few years that are making it better. They try very hard to provide broad academic curriculum and extra curricular activities. The sports program is up and coming and they offer insturmental and vocal music and have an excellent fine arts(drama)program. They have a modern computer lab and brand new sports court. If you are looking for a wonderful Christian elementary & middle school for your kids. BCS is the place to look. You will love the teachers, administration and family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 08, 2010
We attended Bethany Learning Center, which is right by Bethany Christian school, and were thrilled with the education our children received. We thought when we transferred it would be the same, but it was not. The teachers seem to teach a whole different way, that was not good for my kids. The teachers were not as loving. We transferred to Surrey Garden and have been so much happier.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2010
BCS is great! We have had our kids in Christian school since the were in Pre-K. We attended a smaller christian school in Chandler for 6 years until, we needed a middle school for our oldest. We found BCS and we have been so blessed. The middle school teachers are so committed to what they do. Science class is 'messy' and amazing! The Computer Program will impress you and prepare your kids for the future. The Bible curriculum will teach your kids to Know their Faith, Defend their Faith, and Share their Faith. They offer a variety of Sports for both Elementary and Middle School and the school really nurtures the programs. We love it there and would recommend it as a must see if you are looking into Christian Education.

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2009
Unfortunately there is no perfect world, perfect school, perfect teacher. However, BCS is awesome in many ways. 1.Parents are involved in the school & in their children's lives. Can every single parent (like myself) easily participate as the full-time stay-at-home parent? No, neither can the many working parents. But this is a life issue unfortunately, not BCS's. While I don't expect to fit into married couple families lives I have never seen, heard, or felt indication of anyone looking down on single parents. I wish I could befriend the 'scarlet letter' mom. 2.In the reverse, I have found some of the families seek to include single parents, working parents, sick parents, etc with car pool rides, bringing homework by, even meals to families going through surgeries. 3.Academically & homework wise, -no matter what is tried by administration/teachers, not everyone will be pleased or needs met but BCSadmin listens/prays/works hard!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 01, 2009
Our family has been consistantly impressed with the outstanding leadership and dedication to the families at BCS. My children have flourished here with the smaller classroom sizes, and sense of community that we have never experienced at a public school. The teachers are loving and accessible. The school has a wonderful 'old fashion' small town community feeling that is such a breath of fresh air. Our experience has been outstanding and I only wish they were a K-12 school. This school is truly special and a huge blessing to our family and friends that attend. I would highly highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2009
This school is terrible. There are only three good teachers. The teachers pride themselves in sending home up to 2-3 hours of homework for third and fourth grade. That way the teachers can cover state standard requirements in their grade level curriculum without having to teach. This is also how the school can accomplish certain test scores for SAT 10 test taking. Teaches spend 5 1/2 hours a day with your student, sitting at their desk learning rotely. Next, teachers assign 2-3 hours of homework per night. (This is including their extra projects). Essentially students are devoting up to 9 hours a day in school work, but almost 50% is covered by parents teaching at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 01, 2009
We came to BCS in 2005 and I can't begin to state how pleased we are with the school. Our child was part of the public school system when we began to realize the school was putting her safety at risk. We looked at many options including other public schools and found that BCS was definitely the right choice. This was for many reasons including the biblical environment as well as the wonderful staff who are above and beyond anything we could ever ask for. We have met many wonderful families and our child has come out of her shell so much. THIS SCHOOL IS INCREDIBLE!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2009
This school is outstanding. It's a challenging curriculum balanced with biblical truths. The community feel is second to none. We are so blessed to have our childen attend this school. Rebekah

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2008
Where do I begin? This school is a true blessing on so many levels. The principal, and vice principal, are amazing. The teachers, filled with the spirit....it is apparent in all that they do. The entire staff..music teacher, coach, school nurse and so on...full of joy. This school is what every child needs to succeed academically and more importantly spiritually.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2008
Bethany Christian School has not been very supportive when it comes to being a single parent. Now, I realize that what I m about to say is subjective; I m simply basing this comment on my personal experience and opinion. I feel that the school focuses on your family status (i.e. married, separated, divorced, etc.) too much. If you're not married, you seem to walk around with a scarlet letter on your chest. Sometimes I want to scream out Just because I m unmarried doesn t mean I m any less of a Christian! Another thing I ve felt uncomfortable about is I don t always have the same amount of time to volunteer as some of the other parents. I feel like if you re not coaching a team, pounding the pavement trying to sell stuff to raise money or organizing bake sales, you re not in the parent clique and are shunned. It's very sad.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2008
We are thrilled with the education our son is getting at Bethany Christian. The quality begins with the principal, Mrs. Simpkins, who is personally envolved in the day to day life of the students, teachers and parents. We also love that they have programs for all academic levels. Therefore, your child is challenged to his or her abilities. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2008
Great family atmosphere! I love the core values that are re-inforeced on a daily basis and the academics are outstanding! The teachers are here because they feel this is where they belong and they are commited to ensuring each and every student succeeds.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
Excellent staff! I could not be more impressed with my child's education.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006
Outstanding, A++ school! High academic expectations, loving & warm atmosphere in each classroom, and family friendly. Excellent athletic director and music program. State-of-the-art computer lab and brand new science lab. A close-knit family campus environment with superior academic standards.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2004
The school is ran by a bunch of ladies who are power hungry. They do not listen to the parents. Now, there are about two really good teachers there, and that is it. Sorry, for the negative feedback.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2004
Bethany Christian School has been a wonderful experience for our family. After preschool and kindergarten at the Bethany Learning Center our son has attended Bethany Christian School from 1st through 5th grade. We plan, God willing, to finish Middle School at Bethany. He has been challenged by teachers and fellow students and just loves the experience. His Stanford Achievement Test Scores have been outstanding. His opportunities for religious and music education are exemplary. We have become friends with parents of other students and found that this camaraderie has helped to build wholesome values for our entire family.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2004
A great family atmosphere! My children love the warm and friendly environment. The teachers are truly dedicated to their students and go beyond teaching the basics. The SAT scores are phenominal! My son just completed his freshman year of high school with a 3.95 GPA. I believe Bethany Christian School's high academic teaching helped make his first year of high school so successful. Parents are strongly encouraged to get involved, and many parents volunteer to assist teachers in the classroom. I really like how the students are taught in skill-based groups without being 'tagged' as working 'ahead' or 'behind' their classmates. I also really like that the class sizes are limited.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

About this school

Bethany Christian School delievers academic excellence from a biblical worldview, in a caring, Christ-centered environment. By partnering with parents, we help students develop critical thinking skills to recognize the God-given talents and gifts with which they have been blessed so that they may become confident, intentional Christian leaders.

Rolling deadline


Find out what parents are saying about Bethany Christian School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: August 7, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Bethany Christian School
6304 South Price Rd., Tempe, AZ  85283
(480) 752-8993
Last modified Bethany Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Bethany Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top