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WELCOME TO BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Bethany Christian School, established in 1980, is a ministry of Rio Vista Community Church that offers PK2-Grade 8. The school is located in the Rio Vista neighborhood of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida and currently has approximately 310 students. Bethany is well known for offering academic excellence in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Small class sizes coupled with individualized attention ensure that our students experience maximum success on the academic, emotional, and spiritual fronts.


EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS
Year after year, our students achieve scores well above the national average on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. For the 2014-2015 school year, every single one of Bethany’s classes — without exception — ranked in the top 10% of classes nationwide.

For the second consecutive year, our Kindergarten program ranked in the top 1% in the nation — highlighting the effectiveness of both our Preschool and our Kindergarten programs. At the other end of the elementary spectrum, our fifth-grade class ranked in the top 2% of classes nationwide. For the second consecutive year, Bethany’s elementary program (K-5) ranked in the top 4% of elementary schools. Not to be outdone, our Middle School students also performed exceptionally well. Both our seventh-grade and eighth-grade classes demonstrated a grade equivalency on par with the nation’s average high school senior.

Overall, Bethany students are ranked top 4% in the nation. In addition, BCS students are routinely selected for the Duke University Talent Identification Program on the basis of their superior ITBS scores.

Bethany's middle school graduates routinely matriculate into the high schools of their choice. In the past, our eighth-graders have been accepted to St. Thomas Aquinas, Cardinal Gibbons, Westminster Academy, University School, and American Heritage.

We are fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and Christian Schools of Florida. Bethany is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.



OUR LOCATION IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Bethany Christian School is located on US1 (South Federal Highway between Broward Boulevard and Davie Boulevard) in Ft. Lauderdale. From I-95, exit Broward Boulevard (east). Turn right (south) on US-1 and proceed through the Kinney Tunnel. The school office is on the corner of US1 and SE 8th Street.

BCS NEWS

SUMMER IS HERE! -- Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

"When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand." (Luke 21:30)

Girls' Volleyball Coach Needed for 2015-2016 -- Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

BCS is looking for a few people to help coach the Girls' Volleyball teams in the fall! This year we will have a Middle School team and an elementary team (4th-5th grade girls). Coaches must be available for weekly practices and games. This is a paid position.

If you are interested, please contact Colette Keno at ckeno@bcsftl.org.


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SUMMER READING LISTS

All students entering Grades K-8 are required to complete summer reading assignments prior to the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. For complete details, please click on the list for the grade your student will be entering in the fall.

Kindergarten Reading List
1st Grade Reading List
2nd Grade Reading List
3rd Grade Reading List
4th Grade Reading List
5th Grade Reading List
6th Grade Reading List
7th Grade Reading List
8th Grade Reading List

NEW SCHOOL SUPPLY OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

Bethany Christian School is very pleased to be partnering with A+ School Supplies this summer to make things much easier for you.



Buy all of your child's school supplies with one click of your mouse! It's easy. Once on the site, click "order forms" and enter our school code: bethany101

~OR~

Purchase them yourself. The choice is yours.

Place your orders before August 10th to receive a significant discount!

Click HERE to find out more information and how to order your child's Bethany supply kit now! Or, please feel free to just download your child's supply list and purchase the items yourself. See list below.


BCS School Supply Lists
PK-2 (Brasington)
PK-2 (Robinson)
PK-3 (Lashbrook)
PK-3 (Morris)
PK-4
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Middle School

Enjoy a Brilliant New School Year!

SUMMERSATIONAL 2015

Rio Vista Community Church has a variety of activities for your child to be involved in this summer. Summersational (day camp) provides a secure and fun environment for your child. It is an activities-based camp open to children entering into PK3 for the 2015-2016 school year through those going into sixth grade.

Our dedicated camp staff is committed to providing a high-quality camp experience at an affordable price. We offer a wide range of structured activities that are age appropriate and loads of fun! Our sports camps are for children entering the second grade through those entering the sixth grade. Our sports camp staff will help develop and hone athletic skills in your child while having an awesome time. Please click here for more information and to get registered today for all Summersational fun.

SCHOOL LUNCH MENU AND ORDERS

School lunches may be ordered up to several months in advance. Orders must be placed one week prior to the desired lunch date. Click here to order lunches. The school password is Bethany7.

FACTS PAYMENT PLAN

Click here to enroll in or access your FACTS Tuition Payment Plan for the 2015-2016 school year.

BCS MAILING LIST

We invite you to join the BCS mailing list. You'll then receive our periodic email messages about all that's happening here at Bethany. We look forward to keeping in touch with you throughout the school year.



BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
615 Southeast 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 |954-522-2554 | info@bcsftl.org