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Bethesda Christian Schools

Bethesda Christian Schools is a coeducational private Baptist traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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All schools, including BCS, proclaim goals of developing college preparatory skills and a certain level of fundamental life skills. Understandably, the portrait of a graduate's character, work ethic, or academic prowess is far from being complete, knowing that one's mind, heart, and overall maturity continues over a lifetime. Scripture provides insight in that even Jesus matured in four areas as described in Luke 2:52. This holistic scriptural maturity paradigm provides a balanced picture, or portrait, for all of us to contemplate. Indeed, the maturity cycle does not end when one receives a diploma, however, there are foundational training strategies that certainly increase the probability of a child internalizing a desired belief system, learning habits, and genuinely living out a Christ-like character trait. Although the primary molder of these "portraits" are the parents, the school's influence plays a significant part. Thus, what does the school aspire to produce? It is our prayer, that our students graduate from BCS with the following foundational desired outcomes -- the Portrait of a BCS Graduate:

To fear and respect God (Psalm 33:8) understanding that this is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) and that one's true identity is secure in Christ (Col. 2:9-10). They also continue to develop a balanced and arduous spiritual growth plan as portrayed in Luke 2:52 (to grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and with man as Jesus did) so they learn to think as a mature believer (I Cor. 14:20), mature as a Christ-follower and acquire discernment (Hebrews 5:14).

To practice a strong work ethic coupled with an eternal perspective (Col. 3:23) devoting themselves to the work that God has prepared for them (Eph. 2:10). Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (for God's greater purpose) becomes central to their daily work and service.

To embark upon and seek to continue a rigorous, intellectual path, understanding the importance of developing the mind. Their training prepares them to engage their culture with biblically-sound thoughts, ideas and truth (II Cor. 10:5). The are prepared to give a defense for the hope that lies within them (I Peter 3:15).

To embrace the creative nature of God (Gen. 1:1, Eph. 2:10) and seek to appreciate a wide variety of disciplines of study associated with a strong liberal arts education as the foundation to enter the discussion of the great questions of life (Acts 17). This would be characterized by proven writing, thinking and synthesis skills as well as demonstrated mastery of academic objectives in the humanities (literature and history), mathematics, sciences and Christian doctrine. The study of God's word and the pursuit of understanding the entire narrative describing the Creation, Fall and Redemption story assists in developing an authentic biblical worldview and developing the life habit of taking every thought captive (II Cor. 10:5).

To have a "big picture perspective" of the world and to demonstrate the love and attitude of Christ Jesus to all people. This attitude would be characterized by selflessness, humility and servant-hood (Phil. 2:2-11) and a lifestyle of obedience to seeking first the kingdom of God (Matt. 6:33).

Mission Statement

Bethesda Christian School exists to provide excellent academic instruction that is consistent with Biblical truth and which honors the name of Christ.

Degrees Awarded Information

Core 40, Core 40 with Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors

Dress Code Information

Bethesda has a standardized dress code that allows parents to purchase clothing items from a variety of stores.

Financial Aid Information

BCS offers three types of financial aid (all need-based): Indiana Choice Scholarships (vouchers), Indiana Tax Credit Scholarships (SGO), and scholarships provided through private donors through the church and school. We highly encourage families to apply early (January-March) if a scholarship is being sought.

Student Body Information

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  (317) 858-2820

Admission Considerations

Important: Academic GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Interview, Standardized Test Scores, School Record, Admissions Tests



Academic Calendar: Quarter

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP European History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 366
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 48
Kindergarten 22
1 28
2 24
3 14
4 28
5 13
6 25
7 28
8 27
9 28
10 21
11 34
12 26

Bethesda Christian Schools's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Bethesda Christian Schools's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 80% Male / 20% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 81%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Guidance   Mrs. Dee Tidball
Elementary Principal   Mrs. Kim Stefanik
Administrator   Mr. Don Criss


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  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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