Our 3 elementary-aged children transferred to Bethany Christian School in the fall of 2010. Our family attends a nearby church, and so we were concerned about our kids making friends with students who had been well established. However, we found that the teachers and the students were extremely welcoming. Our children have made good friends, and are enjoying this school very much. The academics are exactly what our children need in order to excel in learning. The fine arts are second to none. We have seen a vast improvement in our children's musical ability, which we attribute in large part to BCS. The one feature that drew us to this school more than any other was the emphasis that the school puts on the Bible. BCS is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Troy, and the school sees its role as training up believers in their faith, as they are taught academics from a Christian worldview. As parents, God has given us the responsibility to raise up our children in the way they should go, so that when they are older, they will not depart from that way (Proverbs 22:6). We take that responsibility very seriously, and that is why we happily recommend BCS to those who have the same goal.
Our children attended here for several years and had a difficult time. Looking back our first grader was absolutely not ready for their first grade program and should have been placed back in kindergarten. I feel the staff should have recognized this. Also we left several messages for the principal via email, voicemail, and with the school secretary and he never called us back. This was very disappointing. I believe we were treated differently because we did not have much money. My oldest received over 70 demerits for dress code violations. We tried very hard to abide by the dress standards but it seemed to never be good enough. If your child attends there from kindergarten and you are part of the church your child should do well. Academics are very strong.
Alternative methods of learning are not encouraged. The staff is extremely short sighted and concerned only with image. Most of teachers are not certified. If your child struggles with basic learning issues, be advised to not attend this school. Agree with the review, if you do not attend the church, staff is rude, cold and difficult to work with. My child was repeatedly called stupid in front of class, by one teacher who is still on staff. When confronted, was told my child is not 'Godly'. Could not possibly be the teaching technique was at fault. Would not recommend this school.
We have had our oldest daughter attending Bethany since she was in 8th grade and she is graduating this year. Our youngest daughter is in kindergarten. We have appreciated most of the teaching staff and credit our oldest daughters 29 on her ACT, and good grades to them. We have had a hard time feeling apart of the school community and since we do not attend the church that supports this school, there is also that distance placed between us and most of the other parents within the school. We will not be continuing with them with our youngest due to unfortunately the stance they are obsessed with to the dress code and certain teachers cold and rude conduct towards the kids.
I have had 5 children attend Bethany Christian. My oldest started in kindergarten in 1980 & my youngest just graduated. I would not put my children anywhere else. All the teachers care about all their students & teach all classes from God's perspective. They cannot get this education in a public school. Their principle is the school's biggest cheerleader & the students Love him. He is always coming up with inventive ideas to improve the school & increase school spirit. Bethany's level of educational excellence is unsurpassed.
I have had two girls graduate from the school and my third will graduate from there next year. The school has an emphasis on excellence with solid academic standards, a strong music program, and a good sprots program. The teachers are there because they care for the academic and spiritual growth of the students. I wouldn't consider sending my children anywhere else.
My two daughters have attened Bethany for the past 3 years and they have received an excellent education. In addition, the emphasis on Godly living and fine arts is wonderful. The music academy offered through the school is top notch. I highly recommend Bethany Christian School.
I attended Bethany from 7 to 12 grade. I received an excellent academic education that more than adequately prepared me for college. I appreciate the emphasis that was placed on fine arts and athletics as well. Most of all I am thankful for the spritual steps I took while there. The teachers love the Lord and strive to glorify in all things and that desire is contagious.
Best Christian school in Michigan. Excellent academic & fine arts programs. Strongly recommended for Christian families who want an excellent & disciplined educational program for their children.
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