First and foremost, Bethany School is a direct ministry of Bethany Church, our parent organization. Bethany School is fully accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). Our school has a friendly working relationship with the Long Beach Unified School District and other private and public schools in the area. A number of our staff also hold memberships in various professional organizations and take part in regular research-based professional development courses. In addition, we work with the non-profit organization Opportunity Schools in order to provide special education resources for students with unique learning needs.
We believe that the education process is God-ordained and directly given to the parents. The Christian school is simply an extension of the home and therefore it is vital for the home and school to work together.
The education process is used by the Holy Spirit to bring the student into fellowship with God, to develop a Christian mind set, and to train in godly living, so that he/she can fulfill God’s total purpose for his/her life. The student must develop a personal relationship with God. The student should grow spiritually, (I Cor. 2:14-16), mentally (Dan. 1:3-4; Phil 4:7-9), physically (Gen.. 1:26-29; I Cor. 6:13-20), and socially (Romans 12:17-21). The students must view all truth as God’s truth and integrate and interpret everything from a Biblical perspective. We believe Christian education equips students with skills and knowledge that culminates in practical life applications (wisdom). We strive to give an education that is spiritually, morally, and academically excellent.
Preparing and empowering students to believe in Christ, achieve academic excellence, and succeed in knowing their purpose in life.
A broad exposure to interests and careers.
“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion”
Building strategies to develop personal skills.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”
Enabling students to plot a course for their future.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”