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School leader Julie Darling

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Po Box 235
Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 478-0224
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5 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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October 20, 2013
the Bethlehem Children's School My children had a wonderful experience and love learning thanks to attending a place where students are given a voice and are nurtured and their innate curiosity is encouraged! The staff and teachers are terrific! i strongly recommend this school for everyone seeking an atmosphere of loving, hands on education!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
Just today, my son came home from school and exclaimed "I'm so lucky to go to the best school in the whole entire world!" If you've ever had a child who despised school, then you will know how much it means to hear how happy your child is at their school! Not only does he love going to this school, but he is thriving academically in ways he just didn't when he was at the public school. We feel so lucky to have found such a warm and caring environment that teaches the children a curriculum that is tailored to what they are ready to learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
A great little school that thinks outside the box! Teachers are creative and supportive. Kids learn in a stress free environment at a pace suited for them.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
This school is a wonderful place that does not "teach to the test" as other schools in the district. It is a safe environment where children can explore, grow and be themselves.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2011
This is a great school! Was great in past years, and is even better now this year (2011) with the most committed staff and families yet. It is directed and taught with kind, kind hearts and the families come together - like for our holiday show, Thanksgiving meal, and such - with such openness and warmth. There is room to be involved as a parent in continuing to shape the school into what is the best for our children. The kids work together and get to experience learning as fun AND productive. I am so grateful my child has these years at this school, that I am welcome to contribute to the school, and that we get to know other kind families in the process. Our child is part of the middle school that I feel confident will prepare the kids for going on to high school. For all grades, every week there is a great music teacher, spanish, a health and p.e. teacher I wish I had as a kid, drama, and a dedicated art teacher. More than I could have dreamed of in a small affordable private school. As the school grows I look forward to meeting more parents and children as dedicated to the best education for our next generation as we are.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
My child started at the school this year. It's true there has been a pretty big shift, but the school atmosphere and the learning and nurturing are wonderful. My child is getting a terrfific, individualized education -- and is happy!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
We had a child in BCS for a couple years...the reviews that are below were accurate at the time written...but NOT anymore!!! Do not send your kids here its like the Lord Of The Flies! The board has not a clue! And most of the teachers are not even there anymore..and a board member even took his kids out of the school... Honestly the school was full until the board (which no one has the know how to run a school) started getting rid of everyone..

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
A very nurturing envirornment

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Treats each student as an individual...lets them learn in the way that best meets their needs.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
They are child centered, they always encourage parent participation and encourage a hands on environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
This school truly embodies the learning spirit, with "hands on" learning. The teachers are engaged with their students and the parents are a very eclectic but interested group of people. The classroom sizes are small, and each child gets individual attention. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed, and very conducive to learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
This is an amazing school! Hands on, individualized attention and small class sizes make for a wonderful learning environment. My kids love going to school and are sad when the weekend comes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
A wonderful, truly "alternative" nurturing and caring school! BCS ROCKS! :)

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
BCS has a top-notch faculty that really understands children. Drama, music, art, and foreign language for all the children and plenty of time to explore and play makes BCS is the ideal learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
incredible environment. Fosters independent thinking, cooperation, environmental conscience and sustainable learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Individualized learning, nurturing environment, strong academic program without the stress, small classes, and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
My wife and I have a strong background in schools. We agree that this is the single, best, place for dynamic, potential-rich children in the whole Capital District.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I had the great fortune of getting to work as a teacher at this fantastic school. The students, the parents and the staff have always worked together to maintain a positive atmosphere where individuality is not only recognized but celebrated!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Fabulous teachers, great sense of community, emphasis on learning not on piling on homework, fabulous focus on making the world a better place, & ensuring all students feel comfortable & safe so they can learn. Also let children through all grades take time to play!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
BCS is a place where children learn cooperatively by working together and by setting individual goals. The outdoors and environment plays a huge part in the curriculum. Kids go outdoors at least four times a day. The learning is based on a child's individual 'genius' and interests, not on government testing. It's a wonderful, nurturing environment, and my son is thriving there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
BCS gave my daughter a LOVE of school and learning. It is a wonderful learning environment where every kid has a voice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My daughter has only gone to BCS. She is thriving and learning more as much as she is ready for, needs to and wants to. The school fosters a love of life-long learning and stewardship of our earth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
A progressive, private Green School, it provides a superior education

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The children are given the space and time to play, explore and learn at their own pace. The school teaches children to be environmental stewards in their own community and beyond. Overall, the school produces self confident learners and independent thinkers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The school has an open, caring and fun environment. The teachers really care about their students and make learning fun. My kids are excited to go to school and look forward to everyday at BCS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My son used to hate school. Now he loves it. He is a happier child who has found his curiousity and love for learning again thanks to this school!

- submitted by a parent
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The Bethlehem Childrens School
Po Box 235, Slingerlands, NY  12159
(518) 478-0224
Last modified The Bethlehem Childrens School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The Bethlehem Childrens School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top