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Bethany Christian School

Private | K-8 | 180 students

Small classes, skill-based grouping, and Christian discipleship
 
 

 
 

Living in Tempe

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Yearbook (4 years in a row) (2013)
  • Spelling Bee (3 first place winners) (2013)
  • Math Olympics (3 medals earned) (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kary Sterkowitz
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • http://www.bethanychristianschool.org
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Interdenominational
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (480) 752-7913

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Field Day
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from 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.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Local Preschools
Sun Valley Learning Center
Daycare/At-home

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Corporate Scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Valley Christian High School
Local Private Schools
Local Public Schools/Charter Schools
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6304 South Price Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283
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Phone: (480) 752-8993

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