Common questions about Bethel Community Education
What age range do you accept at Bethel Community Education?
Currently, we accept preschoolers (3s & 4s) through 8th graders.
What is the school calendar for Bethel Community Education?
Bethel Community Education begins before Labor Day and runs just a week or two after Memorial Weekend. Generally, learners will experience 3-week, 6-week, or 7-week long Explorations followed by one week off (with the exception of Christmas Break and Spring Break).
What is the cost of tuition?
Kindergarten – 8th Grade Tuition
*Yearly Income refers to adult income earners in the household. Refer to your tax return, and locate the adjusted gross income. A copy of your tax return is required with your first tuition payment.
Preschool Program (M/W/F half days) costs a flat fee of $2,200.
Bethel offers two optional discounts for K-8 grade learners and their families.
How do you measure a learner's progress at Bethel Community Education?
Learners set daily goals, and together with the guide, set year long and 3-week and 6-week goals. Guides hold weekly check-ins with each learner to track their academic learning progress. Parents and guardians receive a summary at the end of every 6-week long session to see the growth their learner has made during that time.
Offline and online, real-time data are utilized to track each learner’s academic progress, identify areas of struggle and support any learning gaps. Guides, using hierarchical prompts, assist learners when they face challenges and are taught to embrace a growth mindset.
How much time do our learners spend online?
An integral part of our model is to cultivate a Christ-like learning community, which requires intentional time for the learners to interact and collaborate face to face with peers. Technology is a tool in our program, not a necessity.
Preschoolers do not use technology in our program.
Kindergarteners through 2nd graders may use a touch-screen device (only with a stylus) anywhere from 0 – 5% of their day.
3rd – 5th graders use laptops anywhere from 0 – 20% of their day. It is dependent on the research taking place for their exploration.
Middle schoolers use laptops anywhere from 0 – 30% of their day. It is dependent on the research taking place for their exploration, as well as what they have selected for their extra curricular program (i.e. Yearbook is done online).
What kind of education is implemented at Bethel Community Education?
Bethel Community Education is a school that blends proven learning models.
1. Christ-centered: All we do is rooted in Christ.
2. Learner-centered: Individualized, inclusive model that allows children to grow at their own pace.
3. Montessori: Mixed-age environment, learner choice within guidelines, set blocks of work time, learning through wonder, curiosity and freedom to move within the classroom.
Is Bethel Community Education a religious school?
Yes. We value and respect each individual’s beliefs.
The Bethel Community Education staff and Board of Directors believe the statements below to be true and impact the way we view and live in the world. Your child will be taught in an educational setting that is rooted in Christ and clings to these beliefs listed.
Our Faith Statement is as follows:
God is the one true God.
God is: the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God is the Creator of heaven and earth.
God makes each of us uniquely in His own image.
God is love.
God loves His people.
Jesus Christ humbly loved and served his neighbors, and we are called to follow in that example.
Jesus Christ, who was without sin, took on the punishment for our sins and died on the cross. Three days later He rose from the dead – forty days after the resurrection He ascended into heaven.
Christ conquered sin and death that we may enter into a relationship with His Father.
God invites us to daily extend and advance His kingdom to the community we are called to serve.
Bethel Community Education is a missional organization and opens our arms as wide as we can to all who wish to join the Bethel family. If you desire to send your child to Bethel Community Education, you will be asked to acknowledge that your child will be immersed in an education rooted in Christ.
Does Bethel Community Education welcome learners of varied abilities?
At Bethel Community Education, our school has a deep desire to meet the needs of learners of varied abilities. This educational model can be a great fit for many children, and we will work closely with your child and you to serve those needs to the best of our ability.