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8455 Savage Guilford Rd
Savage, MD 20763

(301) 725-4673
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February 24, 2015
The greatest christian school ever!! If you are interested in great education, discipleship, discipline, fear of God, love and respect for other people...then you can't go wrong with Bethel Christian Academy. The staff truly cares about the children and they are prompt, attentive and ever ready to assist. I wish the school well in all areas. Go Eagles!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2014
Bethel Christian Academy has been a breath of fresh of air for my son. The work may be challenging for some, but that word is thrown around without giving account to the question, "Why is it challenging for my child?" The staff and administration are loving and supportive. My son's teachers genuinely care about his success. The success of a student at any school is not just dependent on the teachers. Parents must be involved daily at home with their child/children and regularly with teachers. Parents must teach their middle school students to show initiative and be accountable for their success by asking for help; it is lovingly provided anytime by the teachers. If your child is struggling, prompt them to go see their teacher during lunch/recess/study hall. My son is being challenged and each day, he is growing academically and spiritually. One day, during the first week of school when I picked him up, he came to the car and said, "I love this school!" I love that he is in a safe, nurturing environment and receiving an excellent education. The teachers, and admin staff respond in a timely manner to phone calls/emails. We must teach our kids that nothing in life comes easy; study!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
The school is horrible, looking from the outside in it seems just fine, but the students have a different idea about the school. The elementary school is fine, the middle school on the other hand is by far the worst. Its like jail and is so controlling. If you want to send your child to a bad school for punishment, this is the place to go. The school isn't advanced and they load too much homework. Leave ehile you can.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2014
Good school atmosphere and administrator is wonderful. Visited twice and thinking about sending my children there.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2014
Bethel Christian Academy is an EXCELLENT school. The curriculum, although very advanced and challenging-- has groomed my two children both academically and spiritually. The teaching staff is amazing-- they demonstrate the need and will to educate while nurturing my/ all the children. Again-- I love that this school is not only academically versed and challenging, but continues to allow my children to grow learning the word of GOD at the same time!!! I love Bethel!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
My daughter has been enrolled at Bethel Christian Academy for seven years, K5 through 6th grade and I have been greatly satisfied with the education and life growing skills that they have contributed so far in her life.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
Amazing! We love everything about this school. We are new tobthe school and simply love it.The math and history teachers for 7th grade are particularly amazing, though my child is enjoying all the classes and the afterschool programs. We love Pastor Mandy and her keeping it real relationship with the students. And we can't forget to mention the hot lunches, electives in dance and worship team, and affordable tuition. It's worth every penny spent.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
BCA is an incredible school. The staff is remarkable, the curriculum, although challenging, has been instrumental in my child's ability to exceed our expectations of her. The teachers are always available to the parents and truly believe in the partnership of parents/school participation in the child's journey in education. Their expectations are high and this reflective of the supportive environment of BCA. I would highly recommend Bethel Christian Academy to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
BCA is an excellent school dedicated to high academic standards, equipping quality teachers, maintaining small class sizes, and working directly with each family. BCA is a positive and encouraging place where students learn everyday! Yes, academic expectations are set high and student achievement is important, but aside from that, you can't find a more dedicated place to send your child. Partnering with each family to plan and meet goals is exciting! From start to finish of each school year, I count it a blessing to be a part of the academic, spiritual, and social growth of each of my students. I am thankful for the opportunity to invest in the lives of BCA students and families everyday. If you are looking to send your child to a school where they will be valued, strive for academic excellence, learn to live in community, and engage in their world, you've found the right place.

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2013
I have 2 children at Bethel (3rd & 1st). PROS: Christian environment ; sound academics; loving staff. CONS: no PTA, no clubs; no opportunities that provide out of box thinking (hands on learning); math curriculum moves slower than public schools in area. My kids will stay in bethel until junior high.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
BCA has a remarkable dedication to high academics, and they seem to be constantly investigating how they can improve both the student learning experience and ultimate outcome. But even beyond their dedication to academics, they strive more than any school I've had contact with to create an environment of love, family, and community. I've been impressed particularly with the Middle School leadership program, community service activities, peer mentoring programs, etc. ... they really make responsible, educated leaders out of our children!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
I LOVE working at Bethel. The small class sizes (max 16) allow me to give a lot of individualized attention to the students so that I can ensure that no one "falls through the cracks". I love all of my students and really appreciate how accepting they are of each other and new students coming in for the first time. I do hold them to high standards and challenge them, but I also provide support and guidance to assist them as needed. Bethel is not for the lazy, but it is ideal for those students and parents who are looking for a solid academic foundation.

- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2010
Bethel Christian Academy is a special place. The school's academic standards are set high but there is more than academics that happen at Bethel. Bethel is more than a school. It is a family. The teachers care about the students and want them to succeed not only academically but spiritually, emotionally, and in developing life skills. Our children gained a well rounded education at Bethel. Bethel was such a blessing to our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
I am a proud parent of two children who have attended BCA for two years now. My youngest will be joining them this upcoming year. I am very pleased with the overall program at BCA. The teachers and staff are not only qualified and professional, but have a sincere interest in partnering with parents in raising these children and for their growth as individuals as well. In my experience, communication has been excellent! The admnistration (Principal and Assistsant Principal) made valuable recommendations for each of my children that will benefit them long term and for that I am grateful! I value the level of security taken in school to make sure the kids are safe. I also want to mention that I love and value the fact that the administration takes great strides in evaluating the cirriculums that they use. Shirley Grammar, Saxon Math, etc. Only the BEST for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
I have been a student at Bethel for a long time. There is a great atmosphere of caring, an excellent sense of respect, and cool events and field trips. Sometimes the homework can be tough, but I get through it with the love and support of my mother and the school staff. If you want your child to have the best education, Bethel is the school for you!

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2010
My son and I worked on the computer infrastructure at Bethel a few years back (they now have a dedicated technology expert on staff). The administrative staff is excellent, with a clear vision and objectives to achieve that vision. When I worked on the computer systems for their student labs, library, and administrative staff, I was imporessed with their willingness to purchase the necessary equipment to make Bethel a school I would want to send my children to.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2010
You must be an involved parent, if you have a child attending Bethel. The principal and vice principal do not micro-manage, they allow the teachers the grace to manage their classrooms, and get the respect of their students. The work is very challenging, but that is what you should expect from a private school. The rules and guidelines are strict, but they present them to you at enrollment, so if you decide to enroll, you do so with an understanding of what is expected. There have high expectations and treat our children like real people. The values they teach will prepare our kids for the future and help them learn how important it is to be prepared and to respect others. I think this is an excellent school, if you want to educate your children, teach them Christian values and can commit to the work.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
The academic standards are high, but graduates excel in whatever higher education they pursue. 8th graders feel so connected to the teachers and each other that they don't want to leave (and often come back to annual school events).

- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2010
Excellent academics in a caring Christian environment. What more could a parent ask for? My daughter loves it!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2009
I ran from Bethel after having my son there for 3 years. The homework demand was unbelievable. Literally 3 hours each night. Worst thing is when I transferred my child to a public school, he was behind in some areas like Math. This has been frustrating considering all of the demands the school put on the homework. Also, the school is unreasonable stict. Would suggest re-evaluting your options. We sacrificed any after school activities for 3 years to meet the homework demands. Frankly when they are in the real world, they don't even qualify for GT. Go figure. Good luck

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2008
bethel is far from the best but far from the worst if i were i wuold take my chile out once they reached middle school. on the middle school level BCA doesnt compare to any other school

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
Best school any parent could ask for! We just recently moved to California this school year (07/08) and wish we never had, just so we could go back to Maryland to put our boys back into Bethel! Our boys attended K4 and 1st Grade at bethel, and they were challenged, just enough to keep their interest and to help them learn. It's like night and day between Bethel and the private Chrisitan school we have now in California. At Bethel, the staff was Outstanding! The Principal cared and it showed, her husband, the Pastor of a local church was there almost every day to visit the children, another blessing. We can't wait to return to Maryland to allow our boys the best education we can be assured. By the way, the boys dearly miss their old school and the extra work.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
I had my child at Bethel for sometime, but the homework demand (3 hours per night for 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders) is very serious. The school is very, very strict and will give marks for frivilous things like forgeting a pencil, or no eraser. Principal is non-responsive.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2005
BCA is an awesome school. I personally attended there from K5 to 8th grade. They gave me a solid foundation in preparation for High School. I truely value everthing that BCA taught me. It is an upstanding school with high standards. The programs they offer can benefit both student and parent. In fact, I like it so much that now I work there.

- submitted by a staff
March 02, 2004
I believe that BCA is a high quality school that teaches the students christian values as well high academic standards. The principleis very professional and knows how to handle the business of the school. She has a great relatioship with the parents and the students. She will address any questions or situations with concern.

- submitted by a parent

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Bethel Christian Academy
8455 Savage Guilford Rd, Savage, MD  20763
(301) 725-4673
Last modified Bethel Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Bethel Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top