The Bethlehem Childrens School

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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-3
  • Students: 15 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-3
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1995

Student Body

Total Students
15 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Bethlehem Childrens School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-3
  • Students: 15 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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