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Bethesda Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 82 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $101,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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Posted December 15, 2013

Both of my girls go to Bethesda and I am very thankful that they are in a safe environment. The student to teacher ration is very low insuring that your children will get the attention they need when they are young. Go Bethesda!!!
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Posted September 21, 2012

My son currently attends Bethesda. It is a gem in the city. The teachers, principal and support staff are amazing. I feel the foundation that my son is getting is amazing for academics and creating guiding principles. The class sizes are smaller giving great attention to the kids. There is nothing better than asking how was your day, and hearing "Great! Did you know there are 206 bones in the human skeleton". I would encourage other parents to look into Bethesda.
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Posted May 9, 2008

both of our kids are at Bethesda they just love it! They both have wonderful, caring teachers and have excelled in their academics. You couldn't ask for a better principal who loves these kids and inspires them to be the best that they can be. Would recommend the school whole heartedly!
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Posted May 8, 2008

My daughter started at Bethesda last year and she loves it!!! The teachers are great, challenging and very friendly. The school is small making the teacher to student ratio a big plus! What I like most is the family atomosphere!! Thanks Bethesda!
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Posted May 8, 2008

I am very happy with the school and its staff. All the teachers are great. The principle is taking the school to another level. Our dauther has learn an abundance.
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Posted December 11, 2007

Fantastic school. We moved here from another state this year and were worried about navigating the public school system--we were thrilled to find Bethesda. The kids felt at home from day 1. The class sizes are small, the work is challenging on each child's level, the teachers are great and there's a great community feeling between the parents, teachers, and kids.
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Posted November 8, 2007

I couldn't be more thrilled with this school. The new principal has so much energy and has put together an outstanding teaching staff. Academics are rigorous, the student body is incredibly diverse -- ethnically and even religiously. There are small class sizes and a fantastic family atmosphere. After spending years in some of the best public schools, Bethesda is as good or better in their curriculum, but far more personal.
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Posted May 19, 2007

Very good teaching staff. Son feel like he is with family all day.
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Posted May 31, 2006

Small school with low student to teacher ratio. Great for preschool to Grade 2. Needs to be more challenging for upper grades. Parent
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Posted February 21, 2006

Both my children go to Bethesda. Bethesda is a school where the children come first. The teacher to student ratio is one of the many fine things the school offers. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The up-to-date computer lab is something my kids enjoy also. Thank you Bethesda for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 4%
White 15% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Patricia Grunde
  • Coed
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod


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6803 North Campbell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 743-0800


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