Bethel Christian

3100 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-2224
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 302 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Bethel Christian is a private high school in Lancaster. The principal of Bethel Christian is Mr. Matt Konnerth, who can be contacted at mkonnerth@bethelchristian.net. 302 students go to Bethel Christian and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Bethel Christian is 18:1. Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Hispanic 17% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Good for Preschool and Kindergarten. 2nd grade and up school facilities are old and dark small Classrooms and old textbooks.

  • (11 months ago)

    I'm very pleased with the results I've seen. My children's teachers are very informative and flexible to the children's needs. If you want a quality education BCS is the best choice in the AV!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I highly recommend Bethel especially parents with preschoolers. If you want your child to have good educational and good faith foundation bring them to Bethel. If you are paying for babysitting before and after school then just pick Bethel. All your money is worth it. To see your child learn how to read write and do phonics at age 3 is amazing. As a single working mom raising 3 kids I am pleased and very grateful that my children are sheltered cared for and taught in a good environment each day 12 hours a day Monday to Friday. Bethel provides child care from 6am till school starts and from 3 30 pm till 6pm. As a parent who commutes to work this schedule is great. The staffs during day care also encourages the children to do their homework and assist them when needed help. The staffs and teachers work with each child and make sure each child learns. "No kid left behind". They are flexible and very strategic with their curriculum. They are very knowledgeable and the children learn structure discipline respect and order. They also learn leadership skills mentoring skills accountability integrity and be good role models for the younger kids. Good quality.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are looking for a place to prepare your kids for the future Have them form strong Study Habits learn Tolerance and Respect be Good Citizen and establish Excellent Academic Foundation Bethel Christian School in Lancaster is the place. I am not Christian and I had three of my kids attend the school. The result my wife and I are very pleased. My 20 years old who is college student now still remember her teachers and appreciate everything they taught her. The school has excellent curriculum and very experienced and well respected teachers. My advice to the parent who are expecting to push the teachers around and dictate how the school should teach and deal with the kids they better go to public school and become PTA members where they can have their way there. BCS means Excellent School Superb Staff and Outstanding Teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just spent the last two years attending preschool here and I am loving it. All of the staff is super friendly. I love that they all know my name without having to introduce myself and that they will greet me with a smile each time. My daughter knows how to read and write and do math all before starting kindergarten. She LOVES attending school and actually gets upset if she can't go; she loves learning and making new friends. The preschool/kindergarten program is wonderful and the staff seems to know exactly what's going on with each kid. I'm extremely happy with my choice in sending her to a private school. Well worth my money as she's getting the education I'm paying for. Her teachers all seem to care about what is going on with each child and the principal is always caught wondering around checking in on the different classes and events. He's always right there shaking hands and greeting you with a smiling friendly face. I have met other parents there during different events and I really have nothing bad to say about this school; I love it!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been attending Bethel for 3 years now and the experience has been great. Not only is the academics strong but the foundation based upon faith and our children being gifts are unparalleled. Most teachers care a great deal about our gifts and the administration is a delight. Issues are addressed and parents are not only acknowledged but listened to. My son has a full understanding of himself as a child of God and a student of the school with a balanced focus on spritusl character and educational growth. My sons 1st grade teacher whom unfortunately is no longer teaching there had a lasting impact on his and our families life. She took to him with attentiveness and care like he was her own. We are glad to have made the decision to attend Bethel three years ago are proud Bethel parents and look forward to my daughter's attendance next year as a preschooler. Also noteworthy and appreciated is the extensive allowable parent involvement. I am able to participate recommend and inquiry as often as I like and that is appreciated--a BIG difference from public school experience where you can barely walk on the campus. Bethel is worth a visit...

  • (2 years ago)

    We'v e had our two kids in this school for 5 years. Overall the academic level is very good. The curriculum is extremely well-organized and the faculty and administration are caring and competent. We are very pleased with our kids' intellectual development. Finally an added bonus is that this school will not put up with habitually disruptive students. They are simply asked to go elsewhere. And that's really what we're paying for. Nearly every student supported by their family is there primarily for one reason To learn as much as possible. It's working.

  • (2 years ago)

    This was the worst school I could have ever attended. Parents if your child ever comes to you and tell you negative things about their teacher its probably true thankfully my parents believed me after so many incidences of being treated unfair and all most suspended over a teacher being rude and disrespectful to me that my parents where able to see the wolves in sheep's clothing and pulled me right out...to bad they could not get their money back. i am not saying all the teachers and staff are but Its very few that are good and nice. I am now a successful college student I learned at this school what fake Christians are all about.

  • (2 years ago)

    Found this school online it has been a blessing for our family Thank you Bethel Christian you show true meaning of Christian teachings starting at a young age.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bethel Christian School is a small yet nice school with wonderful teachers that start to imply the word of the Lord to children at a very young age. My daughter and I love this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love it! We found this school online when we moved 4 years ago to Lancaster. Their website invited us to tour the campus - and that's what we did. We met friendly office staff teachers and a top Christian curriculum. We have referred a bunch of our co-workers. )

  • (2 years ago)

    Bethel took care of my family's educational needs. Both of my children went to Bethel from Kindergarten through high school. They both graduated from BCS. My eldest son went to USC and earned his M.A. while my daughter is currently pursuing a B.A. in Biology (Pre-Med). Nice principal and caring staff.... safe.... personal attention...and much love and care for your family.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's a good school but I still prefer public school than this due to many reasons

  • (3 years ago)

    I used to attend this school and found out instantly that the teachers are very condescending and hypocritical (at times). The main principle is very nice and receptive if you can get passed the assistant principle/staff to talk to him who are not at all receptive. The kids were very easy going and it was somewhat easy to make friends although there is a lot of drama especially in the 6th-8th grade.. not so much HS because no on is left. I cant say I ever enjoyed any of my time there. Every since I left my school years were allot more eventful and fun and I actually enjoyed my teachers classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    BCS prepared my son to do well at UC Santa Barbara. He just finished pre-med studies... he is on his way to medical school to Virginia in the fall. He entered in Kindergarten and graduated in 12th grade. The academic and moral foundations were laid at Bethel Christian School. Great School!!! )

  • (4 years ago)

    Staff and teachers are rude and condescending to both parents AND children while they maintain a serious lack of sensitivity to childrens needs (even when children are injured) highly unorganized.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Bethel Christian school. My daughter has been there since pre-school and it came with high recommendations from a few people I work with. They have kids who have graduated & still attend for their entire school years. I took notice of how well mannered & smart I thought their kids were.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughter attended Kindergarten and absolutely loved it and learned a ton! We absolutely adore Mrs. Harris [Teacher] and Mrs. Cameron [TA] and are grateful that they were a part of our daughter's education and hopefully will our son's instructor when he enters Kindergarten this Sep.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has attended this school for 6 years beginning in preschool and we have had good years and bad years. Lately the school seems more about social advancement than academia and there is little focus on family values. Anywhere you go there will undoubtedly be politics but it's overwhelmingly so here. If you like that small school clicky environment feel then knock yourself out. We are moving our child asap!

  • (5 years ago)

    Some classes are very large. 2nd grade has 30 students and there is only one Second grade class. TA are part time only. Imagine one teacher with 25 to 21 students. The advertised 17 average takes into account the very small classes for junior high and high school. Elementary school is not so. Every year there is a casualty one grade level that is combined for whatever reason. 2009-2010 Second grade. Principal at elementary level not very receptive. Overall not happy with the curriculum. Very rigid. Unhappy with the Part-time TA.

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