Bethel Lutheran School

10181 Finch Avenue,
Cupertino, CA, 95014-0950
Tel: (408)252-8512
Grades: NS - 5 | 162 students
 Bethel Lutheran School offers value without compromise.  We continue to maintain a world-class educational program when many schools have been forced to reduce instructional days and sacrifice individual attention to large class sizes.  We continue to update curriculum and instructional practices to keep pace with the rising expectations of our society.  Our students thrive in small class sizes, invigorating instruction, and our safe, family-oriented Christian campus.New students transition easily into our school, no matter what age they enroll.  Our graduates transfer to both private and public institutions with confidence and success.  Enrollment in our school is a secure investment in your child's education.
 Bethel works toward accommodating the needs of our busy parents by offering flexibility in scheduling through a variety of quality before and after school enrichment programs, school break childcare, and summer camp.Bethel Lutheran School is centrally located in Cupertino - close to the neighboring communities of Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Los Altos.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 5

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Bethel Lutheran School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,570
Tuition Notes Tuition listed is for elementary school. The preschool tuition rates are dependent upon class the child is contracted for and whether it is part day or full day.
% on Financial Aid 5%
Admissions Director Marianne Nadell

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art - Elementary, Chess Wizards, Computer Club, Gymnastics - Preschool only, Library/Computer Skills, Mad Science, Music, Physical Education -Elementary Chess Wizards, Computer Club, Mad Science, Music, Art - Elementary,
Gymnastics - Preschool only,
Library/Computer Skills,
Physical Education -Elementary,

School Notes:

  • Bethel Lutheran School offers value without compromise.  We continue to maintain a world-class educational program when many schools have been forced to reduce instructional days and sacrifice individual attention to large class sizes.  We continue to update curriculum and instructional practices to keep pace with the rising expectations of our society.  Our students thrive in small class sizes, invigorating instruction, and our safe, family-oriented Christian campus.New students transition easily into our school, no matter what age they enroll.  Our graduates transfer to both private and public institutions with confidence and success.  Enrollment in our school is a secure investment in your child's education.  Bethel works toward accommodating the needs of our busy parents by offering flexibility in scheduling through a variety of quality before and after school enrichment programs, school break childcare, and summer camp.Bethel Lutheran School is centrally located in Cupertino - close to the neighboring communities of Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Los Altos.
  • Profile last updated: 06/04/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sierra Elementary & High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Queen Of Apostles School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Villa Montessori Inc (1.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended September 30, 2014 - My children attended Bethel Lutheran School for two years and to say we loved it would be an understatement. This school is one of silicon valleys hidden jewels. Many of the teachers have been there long term which really says something. They are kind and caring not only to the children in their class but to all of the kids on campus. I knew every teacher by the end of two years and they knew my children by name. The teachers and school have very high standards for the childrens academics. I was amazed at the content of the homework as it was challenging yet totally appropiate. My son was painfully shy and Jody Volk a preschool teacher helped him to find his voice. By the end of the year he was full of confidence and played with other children without any difficulty. I also have to mention the extra classes this school provides without additional cost. The music department headed by Norita Hogel is outstanding. Each class does a chapel presentation 3-4 times per year and they will blow your mind. I saw my children blossom on the stage becoming confident in front of a crowd and delivering messages about Gods love in a manner which melted my heart. They also have physical education twice per week. Mr. Rosa really does an excellent job of making it fun while teaching kids about the importance of physical activity a life long committment. They also have a computer lab, art program and music once per week. They offer various after school activities for a fee. My kids were in karate,mad science,kids love soccer,basketball etc. So they''re not just sitting in a room coloring all afternoon. I love the fact that there''s a daily prayer in each class. My children had the class pray for their grandmother who wasn''t doing well and one child asked me how she was doing. It blew my mind and touched my heart beyond words. My son told me he forgave me one day when I was upset because if God can forgive me then so can he. Lastly, I have to say the principle Marion Abney is very visible greeting you and your children every morning on the playground before school even starts. She is very open to suggestions and will discuss issues you may have always with kindness and a willingness to come up with solutions. This school has a real sense of community and purpose and truly has your childs best interest at heart. If we didn''t move my children would still be going there. - Posted by Parent

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