Bethany Christian Schools

2904 South Main Street,
Goshen, IN, 46526-0465
Tel: (574)534-2567
Grades: 4 - 12 | 244 students
Bethany Christian Schools is a dynamic learning community that integrates faith development with academic excellence.
Grounded in Mennonite values, Bethany equips students for Christian discipleship in the church and around the world.
Bethany is highly regarded for its academic excellence, community and friendship, dedicated faculty, and holistic education--nurturing the academic, artistic, social, and spiritual gifts of students and providing multiple opportunities for students to develop their skills and interests in areas such as art, theater, music, and athletics simultaneously.
Bethany is a diverse school and admits qualified students of any religious affiliation, race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Mennonite
Grades Offered Grades 4 - 12
Year Founded 1954

Student Body

Total Students 244 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Bethany Christian Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP English 12 Advanced, Biology, Chemistry, 
Average SAT score 1612
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 80%
Admissions Director Sarah Kraybill LInd

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Superbowl, Chess, Concert Choir, Debate and Speech, Ecology Club, Instrumental Music Performance Groups, Musical, Science Olympiad, Theater Chess, Concert Choir, Ecology Club, Musical, Theater, Academic Superbowl,
Debate and Speech,
Instrumental Music Performance Groups,
Science Olympiad,

School Notes:

    • Academic Excellence. Through innovative student-oriented education, Bethany empowers all students to embrace skills for life-long learning. Bethany provides challenging experiential learning at all levels, including advanced courses in all core subject areas and the fine arts as well as personalized academic assistance for students. Our graduates are accepted into top-ranked universities and liberal arts colleges. Over 90% of our graduates choose to enter college immediately, while others choose to first engage in church/community service or their chosen career. A 2009 graduate attending the no. 1 ranked liberal arts college in the U.S. says, \"Bethany\'s high academic standards and encouragement to participate in extracurricular opportunities prepared me to handle the intense and rigorous coursework at college while continuing my involvement in extracurriculars. At Bethany I learned to manage my time well, think critically and deeply, work collaboratively with other students, and push myself to succeed.\"
    • Community and Friendship: Within a diverse faith-based community, Bethany fosters respectful and compassionate relationships that build a safe and trusting environment. The expectation is that we do things together: learn, work, serve, play, and worship. Teachers become more than just teachers—they become friends. At Bethany, people take an interest in each other and build lasting friendships that provide a sense of belonging.
    • Dedicated Faculty: Teaching at Bethany is not just a job, but a calling. Our teachers, coaches, and staff model Christ\'s love to students and incorporate faith into the classroom, athletics, and daily work. They help students form a framework of values within the context of the world around them so that they may thoughtfully explore lifestyle and spiritual commitments, seeking a faith they can own.
    • Personal Development: We nurture the academic, artistic, social, and spiritual gifts of all students to further God\'s work in the world. As a small school, Bethany students have multiple opportunities to develop their skills and interests in areas such as art, theater, music, and athletics simultaneously. Teachers and coaches mentor students to cultivate their skills through a process that provides goals, teaching tools, and evaluation of skills for students in their various roles. As one junior transfer said, \"I have fallen in love with Bethany. Everyone knows everyone. There is a close feeling. Teachers are concerned with my life. I feel an openness to talk with them if I have a need. The community is awesome.\"

    Profile last updated: 02/26/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Basher Alternative School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bashor Alternative School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St John The Evangelist Catholic School (2.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Goshen Basher Alternative School
    Special Education School
    P.o. Box 843
    Goshen , IN , 46527
    (219)875-5117
    Special Education School
    1.5  mi  |  22  students  |  Gr.  6-10
  • Goshen
    Brenneman Daycare Ministry
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    Po Box 495
    Goshen , IN , 46527
    (574)533-4388
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    1.5  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Goshen
    Bashor Alternative School
    Special Education School (Methodist)
    Po Box 843
    Goshen , IN , 46527
    (574)875-5117
    Special Education School (Methodist)
    1.5  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  KG-11
  • Goshen
    Harrison Christian School
    (Mennonite)
    64784 County Road 11
    Goshen , IN , 46526
    (574)862-2515
    (Mennonite)
    1.8  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  1-11
  • Goshen
    Willow Spring School
    (Mennonite)
    65265 County Road 13
    Goshen , IN , 46526
    (219)862-2124
    (Mennonite)
    1.8  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  1-8

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Homeschool or Private School?
Homeschool or Private School?
What do you do when you are dissatisfied with your local public schools? Homeschool your children? Send them to private school? Let's look at your options.
Religious Schools: An Overview
Your religion matters to you. You want your child to attend a school which will combine academics and religious education. Here is an overview of what is available together with some links to denominational web sites.
7 Ways to Improve Your Math Scores
Add things up and you'll quickly find the answer- math is crucial both in academics and the real world. By following these strategies and following personal training programs, students can uncover their weaknesses and conquer math.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of citizenship:
Student is:
Male   Female  
In grade:           For entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!