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.
Junior Kindergarten: Under construction
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
MUSIC – Justine Gricius and Marianne Allen co-teach the music program.
Lynn Michelle (B.S. in Music Education) also aids them in any way possible.
The students have standards-based instruction along with performance/service
for Seven Sisters (Nursing Home) and the State Home (assisted living and nursing home). They visit each each place once a month and share songs and faith with the residents.