Bethany Christian School

1137 Shadyside Road
Oxford, PA 19363-0193
Tel: (610)998-0877
Grades: PK-8 | 387 students
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Bethany Christian School is commissioned by the Bethany Orthodox Presbyterian Church and is understood to be a ministry of the church to the children of Oxford and the surrounding communities.
Bethany Pre-School is a part of Bethany Christian School, which consists of Pre-School three and four year olds.
Our program is designed to meet the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of the child.
It is the purpose of the school to provide a sound academic education integrated with a Christian view of God.
The student is nurtured in the developing of a system of values consistent with the Bible and a life-style that will be pleasing to God.
The staff is not only interested in what the student knows, but is also interested in how the student acts.
Conscious efforts and designs will be implemented daily to foster love and respect for parents, teachers and peers.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 387 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Bethany Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $3,936
Tuition Notes Five day Preschool through fifth grade is $4094. Call for Preschool part-time and Middle School costs
Admissions Director Roxanne Holcomb
Admissions Associate Linda Felty

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Bethany Christian School is a ministry to all families who are looking for a respectful learning environment coupled with excellent academics, a commitment to technology, and academic, sports and music competition opportunities for their children. We do not require our families to maintain any particular spiritual or religious views; however, parents must be aware that we teach the Bible as God's infallible Word and Jesus Christ as the risen Savior of the world. Bible is an integral part of our program and a daily required course of study.
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School Reviews

BCS is a wonderful private school that provides a strong academic education. The teachers are nurturing and maintain consistent high standards. I love the fact that the students are able to focus on learning with no distractions and come home excited about what they are doing. I don’t need to worry about having to get on youtube to understand the “new math” methods because BCS keeps it challenging, traditional but most importantly relevant. Often, my kids are outside teaching friends from other schools how to complete the problems and sharing the enrichment information they have experienced. I credit the teachers’ creative approaches with developing my girls’ love of science and math. They would be ready for any STEM program at the high schools. Additionally, the art program is quite impressive. The teacher starts the kids early and focuses on true technique. The quality of work is quite impressive in their annual art show. I highly recommend looking into the school if you want your kids prepared for the modern world.
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/14
Bethany Chrisitian uses cutting edge technology in the classroom (iPads and Promethean boards). I am constantly impressed by the genuine care each teacher and administrator shows each child and family. Teachers help each child realize their potiential, how they use this to impact the world for Christ. I feel incredibly blessed to have been part of the Bethany Christian family! From the moment I first walked through the door 3 years ago to today, I am constantly overwhelmed by Christ's love at our school! Every staff member effortlessly embodies it, and each teacher shares it with our children daily. Bethany provides a great education, a kind and loving environment, and they teach their students how to be innovative, creative, and how to pursue excellence with integrity.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12
I can not say enough about how wonderful this school is! Each and every staff member and teacher truly care about the students! Bethany is impressive because they continue to use new technologies in the classroom! They have Promethean boards and iPads! INNOVATIVE! They truly provide a great education with the best tools available, while helping our children realize their potential and how to use this to impact the world for Christ! Great education and great value!
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12

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