We are authentically Christian. We unashamedly commit to the authority, and the inspiration of the Scriptures. Every subject is taught in light of the gospel message of Jesus Christ. We will integrate these truths into every aspect of campus life.
We are family. We know true learning happens in the context of genuine relationships. Everyone who knows us says this about our school community: "BCS feels like family!"
We are enthusiastic, lifelong learners. We prepare students for an ever-changing world by cultivating reflection, reasoning, debate, and idea creation.
We are academic. We celebrate curricular experiences that provide depth and breadth of learning. We believe academic rigor fosters the discipline and accountability needed to prepare our students for life beyond BCS.
A tour is an excellent way to personalize your visit BCS. You will have the opportunity to see our campus, meet our faculty and staff, and observe our students. Tours typically last 30-45 minutes and provide an excellent opportunity to get more information about Bethesda. Schedule one today!
Indiana Department of Education
Advanced Placement Achievement Award
BCS was one of only 70 high schools in Indiana to be recognized by the Indiana Department of Education with an Advanced Placement (AP) Achievement Award for “significant achievement in AP student access and success,” specifically for meeting or exceeding the goal of 25% of all graduates earning a 3 or higher on an AP exam.
College Scholarships Awarded
The graduating class of 2019 will be awarded on average $41,967 towards their college tuition
The following is a list of colleges attended by our recent (past three years) graduates:Anderson University, Ball State, Butler University, Bryce College, Cedarville University, Grace College, Indiana University, IUPUI, Liberty University, Marian University, Messiah College, Moody Bible Institute, Purdue University, Taylor University, Trinity University, University of Southern Indiana, Wittenberg University.
National Honor Society
BCS is affiliated with the National Honor Society and maintains an active chapter, “recognizing and promoting the important qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character in students.”
Visual Arts at Bethesda Christian School are offered for all students in grades K-12. The program encourages elementary students to use their medium of art as a form of worship for our Lord. We believe that the arts were created by God for our enjoyment, to praise and glorify Him, and reflect His beauty.
Elementary Fine Arts:
The Elementary Visual Arts program introduces the building blocks of art and design.
Students will start to recognize elements and principles within art compositions. The art compositions presented in class will come from a variety of cultures and artists. Each project is centered in a Biblical application with a discussion on any “World View” influence.Students will produce projects in pencil, color pencil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, paper sculpture, mixed media and clay. Each year students can create an “Art To Remember” keepsake that can be reproduced on a catalog item.
BCS has an annual Art Show that highlights our students' artistic expressions and celebrates how God has gifted our little artists!
Junior High and High School Fine Arts:
The Middle School and High School Visual Arts program utilizes the student’s knowledge of elements and principles by critiquing art compositions.Students will master an artistic vocabulary about the merits of a variety of artwork. The critique process will increase their ability to judge their own work. The artwork presented will come from a variety of artists, styles and mediums. Projects are selected to encourage a Biblical world view. Students will produce projects in pencil, color pencil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, paper sculpture, wire, mixed media and clay. Students are continuing to develop their artist techniques and self-expression. They are encouraged to share the gifts God has given them in a variety of venues: Hendricks County Art Council Contest, Annual Bethesda Art Show, Congressional Art Competition, and the Hendricks County Fair. Through investigations of different cultures and eras, students explore the importance of Art History and how it relates to World History. As they learn to appreciate a variety of famous artist‘s works, they begin to explore and develop their own personal artistic expression.
AP Studio Art
AP Studio Art allows students the opportunity to build an art portfolio and gives them valuable practical experience for future art-related fields. AP Studio Art also helps students prepare for the rigorous college admissions process. This advanced course promotes high quality work and growth through expertly guided artistic investigation. At the end of the course, the class visits The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) to celebrate the submission of their final portfolios.
Bethesda Athletics Participates in the IHSAA and the PAAC (Pioneer Academic Athletic Conference).
Bethesda Athletics has joined the IHSAA and the PAAC to push our athletic programs to the next level. The IHSAA is the largest Athletic Association in Indiana and is the gold standard of all High School Athletics in Indiana. The PAAC is a competitive conference of central Indiana High Schools.
The fact that Bethesda has a full time Campus Pastor is a sign of our commitment to build and nurture a culture of grace at BCS. In this unique role, I am able to devote the time needed to provide leadership and to develop structures and traditions that support this core objective. Under one umbrella, we are able to integrate disparate aspects of campus spiritual and social life.
From Pre-K, through Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High, and High School, our team is very intentional about infusing the gospel into our classrooms and all our activities. We are continually developing better ways to build strong relationships between our teachers and students.
Our goal is more than just head knowledge: we want to reach the heart of each of our students as we teach, coach, and mentor them. It is an expectation that hard conversations will take place inside and outside the classroom as we look to prepare our students for a world that is bent on distorting God’s plan of redemption.
With love for each student, we strive to bring everything to the light and to hold one other accountable. This can only happen if we embrace the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and exalt him as Savior.
I Corinthians 15:1-3 “Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the gospel I preached to you…delivered to you as of first importance.”