Bethany Academy

K - 12 Interdenominational Christian School


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  • Bethany Graduate

    Graduate Story

     The teachers make an extra effort to not only instill knowledge in students, but also attempt to know students on a deeper level and establish a genuine relationship with them.   Mark Mikhail

  • Bethany Teacher

    Teacher Story

    "I love that we strive for academic excellence but not at the cost of our Christian convictions." - Genelle Clark 

  • Bethany Academy Student

    Parent Story

    "I knew when I walked in the door that this was the school my boys were meant to be at. Although there is no perfect place, this is as close as you can get."


  • Kindergarten Graduation

    Celebrate the end of the first year of school with the Kindergarteners. 11:30 in the sanctuary with a cookie fellowhip to follow.  There will be no lunch service for Kindergarteners. Read More
  • High School Graduation

  • Band Concert-4-12th Grade

    May 9, 6:30-8; fellowship to follow Read More
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The Importance of Christian Education

I read an article in which author David Scott was quoted as saying, "Education must be looked at as an investment, not a cost. The cost of not doing so is a price too dear to pay." I would add that Christian education is an even more important investment and am glad so many parents send their children to Bethany Academy - which seems to show their agreement with this.

Also, preliminary information from a Youth Specialties and YouthWorks report was released supporting the data that nearly 60% of youth leave the church after high school.  The report identifies the "ubiquity and onslaught of information and competing worldviews, as well as a greater resistance to the gospel among their peers make it harder for young people to find meaning in a complex culture."

The report states the "fact that teens lack commitment [in their youth ministries] due to general busyness, and the broad scarcity of student leaders, suggests that relationships and engagement in church are not reaching sufficient depth. Youth leaders are right to prioritize discipleship and relationship building."

Christian schools are in a unique position to support youth ministries as we are able to help grow disciples through strong relationships - which takes time to develop.  Time we have that youth ministries do not.

As we help grow our students in their faith, let's also encourage them to exercise their leadership skills in their youth programs, not shy away from them because they have already gone to chapel or have gotten enough "Bible" or "religion" through their classes, and see what God will do through them - even helping grow other disciples!

Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:18-20

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  • 2017-06-12 Want to join the Bethany community? We're now hiring!
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  • 2017-06-12 Calling all golfers! Support Bethany Academy, providing K-12 Christian Education for over 41 years! Monday, June 12th, is THE LAST DAY to register as an individual or as a foursome... Visit today!
  • 2017-06-12 Thank you Dispatch, LLC for sponsoring our upcoming Golf Classic! We appreciate you and thank you for supporting Bethany Academy! Dispatch brings total transparency and efficiency to same-day delivery. Read a great story at :-)
  • 2017-06-10 Bethany Soccer Camp ended today with a skills competition and a final scrimmage. We had a great week of developing our soccer skills, having fun with friends, and deepening our faith in Christ. Thanks to all who participated!
  • 2017-06-09 Sign Up TODAY!! Deadline to register has been extended to Monday, June 12th!
  • 2017-06-05 The Bethany Academy Soccer Camp is off to a great start with a spectacular group of young players and beautiful weather forecast all week!
  • 2017-06-02 Register today for our Summer Camps! Acting, Creative Writing, Chinese, Soccer and Girls Basketball camps are offered. Check out the Trout Day Camps, too! Visit
  • 2017-05-25 Congratulations to our graduating Senior Class of 2017!
  • 2017-05-22 Register today for our Summer Camps! Acting, Creative Writing, Chinese, Soccer and Girls Basketball camps are offered. Check out the Trout Day Camps, too! Visit
  • 2017-05-18 Congratulations to our graduating Senior Class of 2017!
  • 2017-05-18 Thank you, Mark Arneson, for leading our band students and presenting an entertaining evening of music! Here's a peek at one of our bands, the 4th graders.
  • 2017-05-18 Grateful to Jane Allison, our amazing music director, and our incredible students for their beautiful performances! To God be the glory!
  • 2017-05-18 You're invited! Share this post with your Facebook peeps, family and friends. Proceeds support our school~ Thank you!
  • 2017-05-18 "I would love to thank the students and the parents for the awesome spring Band concert ... the students really rose the the occasion and performed amazingly ... it's an honor to be at Bethany Academy and work with such great teachers and wonderful students.... here's a video I love, it explains alot about the element of playing music and how it helps students in all phases of life... God bless..." ~Mark Arneson
  • 2017-05-10 We love our teachers! Take a moment to pray for them and tell them how much you appreciate them. #thankateacher
  • 2017-05-09 Cheer on our Boys' and Girls' JV teams as they both have games at Dred Scott this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. GO EAGLES!
  • 2017-05-09 Put your company in front of the Bethany Academy community by sponsoring our 2017 Golf Classic! Deadline is June 5th. Sign up today!
  • 2017-05-09 Last Saturday, Bethany Academy and Hillside partnered with PULSE and World Vision to pack school supplies for at-risk children in third world countries, as well as for students in our own community through VEAP. Three groups packed 8,000 backpacks to go to Cambodia and Zambia! Praising God for His provision of help and supplies!
  • 2017-05-08 Congratulations to our dedicated Math teacher, Gene Poole, who received a grant from MISF for our school to purchase a 3-D printer! It will help our students take math concepts and apply them to real-world experiences. Thank you, Mr. Poole, for your hard work and diligence with the grant application process. We appreciate you!
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  • 2017-05-04 Excited to hear the beautiful voices of our secondary students! Share this post with your family and friends!
  • 2017-05-04 Join us for this amazing evening with our outstanding band students and special guests, Larry McCabe and Larry Foyen. Share this post with your family and friends!
  • 2017-05-02 It's tee time! Register today for our 2017 Golf Classic! Sponsorship opportunities are available, too; Deadline is June 5th.