Bethesda International Academy

Bethesda International Academy Photo #1 - Developing Global Leaders for the 21st Century.
"The Education of the Soul is the Soul of Education" Welcome to Bethesda International Academy! Excellence is often an overused word in education, but excellence in all things is the standard to which we aspire.Specifically, the excellence of Christ comes to mind.We do not subscribe to the idea that Christian schools must offer an inferior product because they are ministries.Rather, we desire to reflect the excellence of Christ in all things.Our goal is to offer an education second to none, and to do it all through the lens of a Biblical worldview.Our curriculum and methods will be exceptional, and students will receive a 21st Century education that prepares them for a digital and global economy and directs them to pursue their place in it.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students68 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Bethesda International Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Polo with Khaki bottoms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,150
Tuition NotesTuition listed is for one child in grades K-8
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAndrea Bateman


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Parents select Bethesda International Academy for their child for a variety of reasons. We believe that our Engaging, Nurturing and Transforming Experience sets us apart from other schools in the community.We are a Christian school developing global leaders for the 21st century grounded in our core values or:Education is focused on providing a complete education for God's people by meeting their spiritual, social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. Worship at Bethesda is integrated into every aspect of the curriculum and is the framework through which the students are led to approach life. Evangelism allows our students to learn to witness naturally and effectively throughout their daily lives and in their communities.Fellowship is the acceptance of one another as fellow members of the body of Christ. Each person's uniqueness is recognized, and individuals are helped to achieve their full potential. Bethesda community members know that they are valued, accepted, and a respected part of the school family.Service is a natural part of Bethesda's school life. Students are led to help others, not only in the classroom, but also in their community and the world.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Bethesda International Academy is Lubavitch Mesivta Of Chicago (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Guidance Education Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Abc Academy (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Abc Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 46 students
    0.3 miles
    2714 W Pratt Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 338-1033
    0.3 PK-K
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 127 students
    0.4 miles
    7045 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 764-8274
    0.4 PK-8
  • Chicago
    Lubavitch Mesivta Of Chicago
    All-boys  | Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    Grades: 9-11 | 121 students
    0.4 miles
    2756 W Morse Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 262-0430
    0.4 9-11
  • Chicago
    Grades: 9-12 | 241 students
    0.5 miles
    2828 W Pratt Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 973-1450
    0.5 9-12
  • Chicago
    Yeshiva Ohr Boruch
    All-boys (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-8 | 209 students
    0.5 miles
    2620 W Touhy Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 262-0885
    0.5 PK-8

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
An incredibly welcoming, supportive, and open community. The small classes foster individualized attention for each child.
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Best fit for my kids, they love the school and teachers. We're like one big family!
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Best school! Great teachers, Summer camp is really nice!
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