Bethany Christian School

1100 Dorchester Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32904-0329
Tel: (321)727-2038
Grades: PK-12 | 318 students
Bethany Christian School
Bethany Christian School
Bethany Christian School is owned and operated by Bethany Ministries of West Melbourne, Florida.
Bethany Christian School offers a preschool program (18 mths to 4) and Kindergarten through 12th grade.
 We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ, through a Biblical school environment, that prepares students to glorify God spiritually, academically, and socially.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1968
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Student Body

Total Students 318 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Bethany Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(BCS Polos, Khaki/Navy Shorts, Pants, School Skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rosie Carpenter


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • Bethany Christian School was founded in 1968 as a ministry of Bethany Ministries, West Melbourne, FL.  Although in the beginning it was operated under the Accelerated Christian Education approach, it has functioned as a traditional school format since 1981.  BCS is fully accredited by the Florida State Department of Education and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.
  • Bethany consistently provides a quality educational program which prepares students to be successful with a high school to college rate of 98.7 percent.  Programs in music, art and athletics are just a few of the many opportunities our students enjoy.  Bethany Christian School offers a board recognized Resource Department which provides services for students with learning challenges.  

Profile last updated: 01/06/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Florida Prep (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dairy Road Discovery Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dairy Road Discovery Center (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Melbourne
    Dairy Road Discovery Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 157 students
    0.1 miles
    2200 Dairy Road
    Melbourne, FL 32904
  • Melbourne
    Grades: 6-12
    0.7 miles
    1950 Academy Drive
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Melbourne
    Grades: 1-8 | 14 students
    0.8 miles
    210 W New Havenuen Avenue
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Melbourne
    Grades: K-12
    1 miles
    1990 West New Haven Ave, Suite 306
    Melbourne, FL 32904
  • Melbourne
    New Hope Lutheran Academy
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 41 students
    1 miles
    870 Hollywood Blvd
    Melbourne, FL 32904

School Reviews

The Preschool is excellent! The students learn to read. Chapel is so exciting and the children love it. Very welcoming to parents. They even have a huge Grandparent day program. This is what a Christion school should be.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12
Brevard Christian Preschool is so energetic! The students walk in excited to see what they will learn each day. The love of learning extends far beyond preschool. The VPK students are reading books. The school partners with parents to create a school where each child is known by name and parents are able to participate in the daily events. Check out the web site.
- Posted by Administrator, 02/28/12
My son is in High school and is doing great. He is being challenged and recieives help after school by the teachers if needed. He loves the new pricipal and all the changes for high school. Instead of struggling to fit in with peer pressure, he is accepted for who he is. He used to want to go to public school but has recently changed his mind. He can now see how the hard work is paying off for his future. God in his daily schooling has molded a young man ready for the challenges of the world.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12

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