Bethesda provides a core curriculum that includes Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Journaling, Art, Music, Physical Education and Health, and Education and Health.
Bethesda’s multi- level Classrooms allow teachers to give each child the support and encouragement he or she needs to thrive. We offer a rare combination of caring teachers, small classes, personal attention and a developmental approach to integrated subject matter.
Preschool: We provide an environment that creates the security children need to explore and experiment. Our goal is to instill a life-long love of learning along with a quest for knowledge.
Bethesda’s pre-School uses Voyages from Concordia Publishing House. Through this faith-based curriculum, the preschoolers are given a weekly theme based on a Bible story. This curriculum uses all modes of differentiated learning to reach all types of learners.
Kindergarten - Grades 1 & 2: Kindergarten’s reading program uses both whole language and phonics. The goal of our math program is to develop a solid foundation through hands-on experience and discussion. Grades 1 & 2: Students learn to excel in solving problems, engaging ideas and creating solutions. We offer a rare combination of caring teachers, small classes, personal attention, and a developmental approach to integrated subject matter.
“I believe that if we put first things first: loving god, learning his word and his way and loving our neighbors as ourselves, we will have a safe, caring environment in which students will excel as disciples and citizens that make a positive influence in our world.” MaryAnn Allen
Grades 3, 4 & 5: Our students become active thinkers, makers and explorers of ideas. They accomplish this through academic skill development, imaginative abstract thinking, and organization and discipline.
Kindergarten-5: The Voyages curriculum is continued for our religion classes. Saxon Math is utilized for math instruction, Pearson Harcourt Brace for social studies, Discovery (Silver Burdett in collaboration with Concordia Publishing House) for Science, Harcourt Language, Zaner-Bloser Spelling, and Harcourt Reading. All curriculums is integrated with Christian values and principles.
MUSIC – Amy Pucket
As a Christian school Bethesda’s music program seeks to glorify God. We sing four Sunday’s a year for the Bethesda congregation, perform two musicals a year (Christmas and end of school), and Visit the state home, a nursing home, a retirement facility in Hot Springs and other places with our music.
The students also play rhythm instruments, recorders and chimettes.