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About This School

Bethlehem Childrens School is a private middle school in Bethlehem. The principal of Bethlehem Childrens School is Julie Darling, who can be contacted at jdemeterdarling@gmail.com. 11 students go to Bethlehem Childrens School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The ratio of students to teachers at Bethlehem Childrens School is 8:1. St. Thomas the Apostle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Fencing
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    the Bethlehem Children's School My children had a wonderful experience and love learning thanks to attending a place where students are given a voice and are nurtured and their innate curiosity is encouraged! The staff and teachers are terrific! i strongly recommend this school for everyone seeking an atmosphere of loving hands on education!

  • (6 months ago)

    Just today my son came home from school and exclaimed "I'm so lucky to go to the best school in the whole entire world!" If you've ever had a child who despised school then you will know how much it means to hear how happy your child is at their school! Not only does he love going to this school but he is thriving academically in ways he just didn't when he was at the public school. We feel so lucky to have found such a warm and caring environment that teaches the children a curriculum that is tailored to what they are ready to learn.

  • (6 months ago)

    A great little school that thinks outside the box! Teachers are creative and supportive. Kids learn in a stress free environment at a pace suited for them.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is a wonderful place that does not "teach to the test" as other schools in the district. It is a safe environment where children can explore grow and be themselves.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school! Was great in past years and is even better now this year (2011) with the most committed staff and families yet. It is directed and taught with kind kind hearts and the families come together - like for our holiday show Thanksgiving meal and such - with such openness and warmth. There is room to be involved as a parent in continuing to shape the school into what is the best for our children. The kids work together and get to experience learning as fun AND productive. I am so grateful my child has these years at this school that I am welcome to contribute to the school and that we get to know other kind families in the process. Our child is part of the middle school that I feel confident will prepare the kids for going on to high school. For all grades every week there is a great music teacher spanish a health and p.e. teacher I wish I had as a kid drama and a dedicated art teacher. More than I could have dreamed of in a small affordable private school. As the school grows I look forward to meeting more parents and children as dedicated to the best education for our next generation as we are.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child started at the school this year. It's true there has been a pretty big shift but the school atmosphere and the learning and nurturing are wonderful. My child is getting a terrfific individualized education -- and is happy!

  • (2 years ago)

    We had a child in BCS for a couple years...the reviews that are below were accurate at the time written...but NOT anymore!!! Do not send your kids here its like the Lord Of The Flies! The board has not a clue! And most of the teachers are not even there anymore..and a board member even took his kids out of the school... Honestly the school was full until the board (which no one has the know how to run a school) started getting rid of everyone..

  • (3 years ago)

    A very nurturing envirornment

  • (3 years ago)

    Treats each student as an individual...lets them learn in the way that best meets their needs.

  • (3 years ago)

    They are child centered they always encourage parent participation and encourage a hands on environment!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an amazing school! Hands on individualized attention and small class sizes make for a wonderful learning environment. My kids love going to school and are sad when the weekend comes.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school truly embodies the learning spirit with "hands on" learning. The teachers are engaged with their students and the parents are a very eclectic but interested group of people. The classroom sizes are small and each child gets individual attention. The atmosphere is friendly relaxed and very conducive to learning.

  • (3 years ago)

    A wonderful truly "alternative" nurturing and caring school! BCS ROCKS! )

  • (3 years ago)

    BCS has a top-notch faculty that really understands children. Drama music art and foreign language for all the children and plenty of time to explore and play makes BCS is the ideal learning environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    incredible environment. Fosters independent thinking cooperation environmental conscience and sustainable learning

  • (3 years ago)

    Individualized learning nurturing environment strong academic program without the stress small classes and great teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    My wife and I have a strong background in schools. We agree that this is the single best place for dynamic potential-rich children in the whole Capital District.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had the great fortune of getting to work as a teacher at this fantastic school. The students the parents and the staff have always worked together to maintain a positive atmosphere where individuality is not only recognized but celebrated!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fabulous teachers great sense of community emphasis on learning not on piling on homework fabulous focus on making the world a better place & ensuring all students feel comfortable & safe so they can learn. Also let children through all grades take time to play!

  • (4 years ago)

    BCS gave my daughter a LOVE of school and learning. It is a wonderful learning environment where every kid has a voice.

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