Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Glendale, Ohio is the beautiful and peaceful 23-acre campus and one-of-a-kind educational experience that is Bethany School. We have 210 students in Grades K-8, a dedicated faculty, a rigorous curriculum, and a strong sense of “family” and community.
We at Bethany School are dedicated to the development of the “whole child”. It is equally important to foster the spirit, the mind, and the “heart” of our students. We offer an academic environment of hands-on learning, a spiritual environment based in Episcopal values and traditions, a character education program based on the Six Pillars of Character, and a wide array of academic enrichment, fine arts, and athletic opportunities. With our small class sizes, our teachers get to know each student well and help each one reach his or her fullest potential.
Bethany School, a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, is the only K-8 Episcopal School in Ohio. We embrace and share the Episcopal values, but we welcome students of all faiths and believe in the importance of teaching our students about other faiths, as well. We encourage our students to get involved in community service and charitable fundraisers to teach them to look beyond themselves.
Address: 555 Albion Ave
Glendale, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 771-7462
Q&A with Bethany School:
What makes Bethany School unique?
Including and welcoming students of all ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds has been our mission since our inception in 1898. We consider ourselves to be a “family” comprised of Individuals with diverse Interests and backgrounds with the same goals of learning to work together and to respect each other.
What is Bethany School ‘s age/grade range?
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Thank you for your interest in Bethany School.
Here is how you can start the application process:
1. Visit: Set up a Campus Tour or attend an Open House or Bethany Encounter.
2. Apply: Complete an online Application for Admission Form. A $50.00 admission fee must be paid before the process continues.
3. Provide Documents:
-Release of Records: submit this form so we can request records from your child’s current school.
-IEPs, 504 Plans, or accommodation plans, if applicable.
-Teacher and Principal Recommendations (provide the contact information for current school principal and teachers. We will request recommendations from them).
4. Test: Arrange a time for screening for your child.
5. Shadow: Schedule a Shadow Day for your child to spend time in classes and other activities with students who would be his or her classmates.
6. Family Interview: Each family will meet with the Head of School or other members of the Admissions Committee.
7. Decision: The Admissions Committee will notify you of the decision
Do you offer financial assistance?
Yes. Bethany School supports its mission through the development and implementation of a comprehensive tuition assistance program. We strive to develop a student community which is representative of the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the real world, while providing a program of academic excellence with students of strong academic potential and good character. Financial aid will be considered for mission appropriate families who demonstrate a need for tuition assistance.
What are the standard school day hours?
7:50 am – 2:50 pm
Does Bethany School offer before/after school care? Does Bethany School offer afterschool activities?
Bethany School Students are offered a wide variety of opportunities to be involved in extra-curricular activities from Student Council to Music Lessons, Chess Club, Scouting, Model United Nations, Mock Trial, and so much more. More information can be found on all of our offerings by clicking on the items on the menu on the left.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Bethany School offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
We are proud to offer many specials at Bethany School. Including, Physical Education, Art, Music, Religious Ed and Spanish. Our Spanish program begins in Kindergarten and continues through 8th grade. Most Bethany School 8th graders test out of Spanish 1 in high school and place in honors Spanish classes.
What extra safety measures is Bethany School taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Bethany School works hard to assure the safety of your child. All recommended policies and guidelines are followed closely while maintaining the curiosity and love of learning that happens here at Bethany School.