Bethesda Christian Schools had their beginning in the fall of 1965 when a five-year-old kindergarten program was established as a ministry of Bethesda Baptist Church. Soon several kindergarten classes and a pre-kindergarten program were being conducted daily. The program became known for academic excellence and its strong Biblical base. Classes were often filled and long waiting lists existed.
Our elementary program began in the fall of 1974. It originally was planned that only grades 1-3 would be established, but interest was so great in the upper elementary and middle school grades that we began that school year with 400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Plans immediately began to add at least the ninth grade; but once again, God wonderfully and miraculously undertook so that in the fall of 1975, a nearly completed 42,000 square feet junior-senior high complex opened its doors to grades nine through twelve. High school students were enrolled at the beginning of the 1975-76 school year, and it culminated with the graduation of our first senior class of eleven students.
Bethesda Christian Schools provide the finest academic instruction for pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Sports programs are top rate and include the 1991 AACS national basketball championship. An outdoor sports complex includes a lighted soccer field, a grass infield baseball field and several other playing fields. Music programs including varsity choir and band are second to none.
In addition to having national accreditation through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), Bethesda Christian Schools became fully accredited with the Indiana Department of Education in 2003. In 2004, a new middle school and high school facility was added to the campus.
Bethesda Christian High School graduates have furthered their education at public and private universities and colleges in a broad variety of studies. Bethesda has many successful graduates in many walks of life including full-time Christian ministries.