Welcome to Bethel Christian School
Established in 1993, Bethel Christian School has been providing quality education to students in Jeff Davis Parish and surrounding areas. BCS is a private, state approved school for Pre-K3 through 12th grade.
We are first Christian and second, Excellence in Education. We believe we can do both. Take some time to look around and learn more about our school and what we have to offer.
Bethel Christian School is a state-approved, private school located in the facilities of Bethel Ministries. The school was founded in 1993 with 13 students and two teachers. Cynthia Dupuis taught first grade and Debbie Schumacher taught kindergarten that first year. The school has grown in the past 14 years to an enrollment of over 200 students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. The pre-school department now includes K3 and K4 with over 35 students. In 1999 the school expanded into the high school grades. The first 10 graduates of Bethel Christian High School received their diplomas in graduation exercises May 19, 2003.
Bethel Christian School uses the A Beka curriculum — a traditional, Christian system of education that features disciplined academics and emphasizes the phonetic approach to reading with memorization of math facts and tables. Students’ overall progress at Bethel is measured using the TerraNova 3 testing. Being a state-approved school, Bethel diplomas are Louisiana TOPS (Tuition Opportunity Program for Students) eligible, and all Bethel graduates are eligible for the same scholarships as public school students. The school is equipped with a new, updated 14-station computer lab and a library with some 100,000 volumes as well as a full-time librarian.
Elementary students have the opportunity to participate in 4-H, basketball, volleyball, art class and piano as well as their regular academic studies. Junior high and high school students have the opportunity to participate in 4-H, Beta, Quiz Bowl, piano, Governor’s Program on Abstinence and many athletic programs. Athletic opportunities for junior high and high school girls include volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and softball. Boy’s teams include basketball and baseball.