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About This School

Bethany Christian School is a private elementary school in Thousand Oaks. The principal of Bethany Christian School is Mrs. Shirley Hackleman. 281 students go to Bethany Christian School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Bethany Christian School is 16:1. Aspen Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 94%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers are great and so is the place and its location. My only suggestion would be to have more study and play time for kids and less chapel time.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the worst i went K-6 and just remeber coming home sobbing cause of how RUDE the teachers were. One of them called me UGLY. One called me fat. This school has a numerous amount of acohole bottles sorounding the school. Their are SNAKES AND RATS. I also found ALOT of COACHROACHES in restroom. I got FOOD POISIONING from hot lunch an uncontable amout of time. 6th grade graduation you dont talk about your experience no you talk about how great the teachers are. The teachers spend a large amount of time on FACEBOOK. They had rules that made no sense from any point of view. The teachers Literaly had a favorites list and if you werent on it you were treated AWFUL. I beg you from a former student point of veiw without any exaggerations at all infact im holding back on what i should sy about this awful school. they say their christian but i severly doubt that know.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had three kids at this school. The preschool does an amazing job academically without overkill. The elementary school is far superior to any public school we have attended and we attended two other public schools one with a 9 rating and the other with a 10 rating. My children were far more challenged at Bethany. Every aspect of their development is attended to and they know they are loved by their school family.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school great staff....when my wife and I have a child our dream is to send that child to school at Bethany.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our child entered this school for her final year of Elementary and was warmly welcomed by students who had been there since preschool. Before choosing BCS she "sat in" at two other reputable private schools both of which were considerably more expensive and she said BCS was the most academically challenging. Being new anywhere is hard especially if you have built a great reputation at your last school and enter a new one as an unknown but if you have to come in new at the end of a school's program BCS is an excellent choice socially and academically. Though it ends at 6th we heard from several private middle schools that the BCS students are well-prepared to move onward and upward.

  • (4 years ago)

    Best deal you can get! Totally devoted loving teachers! Strongest academics! Fantastic parent involvement! Beautiful location. The only difficulty is finding where to send your kids when they graduate 6th grade!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been great for all my 4 children one of witch was inspired by the 5th grade teacher to get baptised

  • (5 years ago)

    What a wonderful experience my kids had at Bethany. The staff are loving but academic. My kids thrived while attending.

  • (6 years ago)

    Considerably above average private Christian elementary school. Administration and teachers are accessible and responsive to parents. I've had four children go from pre-K through 6th here and all of them had a positive experience. It prepared them very well for junior high and high school academically spiritually and socially.

  • (7 years ago)

    one month into his final year of pre-school our son transferred to BCS from another christian school. we did this to get him ready for K as the other school ran an unstructured pre-school program. the change in the past 30 days has been remarkable. during that month his teacher and the principal of the pre-school have taken great time to get to know him conducted a home visit and developed a tremendous understanding of what makes him tick. this is because the faculty and staff seem to care deeply about the children. we are very pleased and making plans to transfer our 8 and 3 year olds.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in preschool and she loves Bethany! My husband and I do also. The preschool director genuinely cares for each child and parent. The academic program is challenging which is great although it's not good if a child is struggling. The kids have to keep up. Discipline and respect are important to the school and to us too. The teachers and staff live out the Christian values and set an example for the kids. Uniforms are for K-6 which is another plus. I agree that Bethany should go higher than 6th grade. We really love Bethany!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school academically. The music art and PE programs are all part of the day and no extra activities are offered at this time. Their is a high level of parental involvement in the early years and less as the children are in 4-6 grade. How ever parents are asked to volunteer for field trips and certain special events and are always welcome to be in the classroom. We love Bethany.s

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been at BCS for 2nd and 3rd grade and we love it! High expectations good academics excellent bible curriculum great 'small' family feeling for parents and students and a great place to be!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has always shown high test scores. My daughter was reading in Kindergarten and the cirriculum has been above average ever since. She is now in 6th grade and I am truely sorry the school does not continue into Jr. High.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bethany has been a great school for my 3 boys. All are excelling. Academically strong enforced loving discipline and strong Judea Christian principals are role modeled and encouraged.

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