We had tried other schools in Carson City, but knew we were home when we sent our kids to Bethlehem. The academics are awesome, the teachers, principal, and staff really care about the children, and our children's faith is encouraged and sharpened. It is a safe and caring environment so the kiddos can focus on learning and growing academically and spiritually.
Excellent school. Caring staff and a Christian education with rigorous academics. They have a tendency to assign more homework than is really necessary. But overall it's a great school.They have sports and other extra curricular activities, and elective choices for middle school grades.
My son came here from the public school system and has had a great experience. The teachers really care about the kids and want to see them succeed. The English curriculum is a definite step ahead of the other schools within the area as they spend a good part of the day split between literature, grammar, and they actually still work on vocabulary and spelling. Your kids will see these words on the SAT's so good preparation. Science has also been very strong. Elective choices are very limited being a small school and teachers have to teach multiple classes. The kids are learning good values in a safe environment. Your child also has the ability to play sports which they might not be able to participate in a larger school.
My son came to BLS from a private school in the Napa Valley. He was warmly welcomed (he came in 6th grade) well challenged and, although we are Catholic, the Christian atmosphere of the school was no change from the lay run Catholic school that he came from. The teachers at BLS are strong, caring individuals. They have fun with their students, but they also expect hard work from the kids. I would highly recommend this school to parents looking for a solid, Christ-based morally solid school for their child(ren).
Bethlehem offers a great education that prepares students for high school in prepartion for college. It's curriculum of Core Knowledge for Social Studies, Shirley English and Saxon Math are all designed to take kids to the next level which shows in its standardized test scores. Of course, this is all offered in a Christian environment to grow not only the minds but the character of the chidlren!
I love Bethlehem because it is a christian based loving school. All of the kids know each other and are taught love and tolerance above all. Bethlehem offers such an amazing foundation for all of the kids who attend.
Overall, Bethlehem has been worth the investment in our children. The total enrollment is small enough that I know my children's friends and their parents. Several of the faculty are excellent, and make significant commitments to the school and students. Beyond the quality curriculum are the Christian values that are supported and delivered. That alone is worth the price of admission.
My daughter has attended Bethlehem since pre-school. Many extras! For working parents there is a latchkey service on site. Music/Drama, Sports, Science club, Spanish club are some of the other bonus's. The teachers do an awesome job!