- Mailing Address:
- 2254 Clark Avenue, Long Beach, CA 9015
At Bethany School, we believe that curriculum is teacher-driven, in that teams of teachers work together to create powerful, creative, integrated lessons from a Christian world-view. The text books we use are from both Christian and secular publishers. While Bible and Science courses are taught using Christian text books, we believe that it is important in the core subjects of Language and Math to present the material from a standards-based perspective, which gives students a firm foundation when transitioning to the next grade level. Our teachers are intentional about integrating Biblical principles within each of the subject areas.
In addition to core subject areas, students in grades K-2, participate in a weekly Vocal Music class, and students in grades 3-5 enjoy an introduction to Instrumental Music. We partner with Meet the Masters Art program to teach formal lessons on famous art masters throughout the year. Art is also integrated into subject area lessons. Each of the grade levels has access to weekly computer lab time as well as integrated technology lessons using iPads in the classroom. All of our elementary school students have the state-mandated amount of Physical Education minutes, as well ample recess time. To cap of the week, all of our students in grades K-8 attend a weekly chapel, complete with a worship team, offering, and fun, inspirational messages from God’s Word.
The following are the publishers we use in our elementary classes:
Bible – Abeka
Language Arts – Harcourt
Math – Houghton Mifflin
Social Studies – Harcourt
Science – Abeka