Bethlehem Childrens School

12 Fisher Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159-0121
Tel: (518)478-0224
Grades: K-8 | 50 students
Bethlehem Children's School is an independent K-8 school established in 1995 to provide a positive learning experience for children.
In our program, children learn cooperatively, working together and helping each other, rather than competing against each other.
The pace of learning is determined by each child's own developmental readiness, rather than a standardized timetable determined by age.
The motivation for learning is the child's innate curiosity, rather than the external influences of examinations and grades.
The school provides a low student to teacher ratio, where teachers can create an environment that draws out natural curiosity and fosters the development of a genuine, life-long interest in learning.
We strive to implement our mission and to instill a life-long love of learning through curiosity, independence and cooperation, flexibility, critical thinking, individualized instruction, emotional growth, emotional security, and social responsibility.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 50 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Bethlehem Childrens School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $9,000
Tuition Notes Sliding scale tuition, and income dependent tuition exchange program and financial aid available

School Notes

  • Bethlehem Children's School is an independent K-8 school established in 1995 to provide a positive learning experience for children. In our program, children learn cooperatively, working together and helping each other, rather than competing against each other. The pace of learning is determined by each child's own developmental readiness, rather than a standardized timetable determined by age. The motivation for learning is the child's innate curiosity, rather than the external influences of examinations. The school provides a low student to teacher ratio, where teachers, through individualized instruction, can create an environment that draws out natural curiosity and fosters the development of a genuine, life-long interest in learning. We strive to implement our mission and to instill a life-long love of learning through curiosity, independence and cooperation, flexibility, critical thinking, emotional growth, emotional security, holistic personal health, and social responsibility.

Profile last updated: 09/20/2015

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