Bethany Christian School, established in 1980, is a ministry of Rio Vista Community Church that offers PK2-Grade 8. The school is located in the Rio Vista neighborhood of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida and currently has approximately 310 students. Bethany is well known for offering academic excellence in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Small class sizes coupled with individualized attention ensure that our students experience maximum success on the academic, emotional, and spiritual fronts.

Year after year, our students achieve scores well above the national average on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. For the 2014-2015 school year, every single one of Bethany’s classes — without exception — ranked in the top 10% of classes nationwide.

For the second consecutive year, our Kindergarten program ranked in the top 1% in the nation — highlighting the effectiveness of both our Preschool and our Kindergarten programs. At the other end of the elementary spectrum, our fifth-grade class ranked in the top 2% of classes nationwide. For the second consecutive year, Bethany’s elementary program (K-5) ranked in the top 4% of elementary schools. Not to be outdone, our Middle School students also performed exceptionally well. Both our seventh-grade and eighth-grade classes demonstrated a grade equivalency on par with the nation’s average high school senior.

Overall, Bethany students are ranked top 4% in the nation. In addition, BCS students are routinely selected for the Duke University Talent Identification Program on the basis of their superior ITBS scores.

Bethany's middle school graduates routinely matriculate into the high schools of their choice. In the past, our eighth-graders have been accepted to St. Thomas Aquinas, Cardinal Gibbons, Westminster Academy, University School, and American Heritage.

We are fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and Christian Schools of Florida. Bethany is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

Bethany Christian School is located on US1 (South Federal Highway between Broward Boulevard and Davie Boulevard) in Ft. Lauderdale. From I-95, exit Broward Boulevard (east). Turn right (south) on US-1 and proceed through the Kinney Tunnel. The school office is on the corner of US1 and SE 8th Street.


"Rest In The Lord" Matthew 11:28-29 -- Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

Get Involved Bobcats! -- Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Parents, there are so many ways to get involved this school year. Join us for a coffee social on the first Wednesday each month and have fun with the PTF. Or, come to our M.O.M.S meetings on the first Friday of each month. Dads, we have a breakfast on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, just for you! Here at Bethany, we strive to promote communication and fellowship between BCS families, the faculty and staff of BCS, and Rio Vista Community Church. We want to keep parents and teachers connected and informed!

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Every student looks forward to Casual Day! Casual Day is a fun way to raise money for our school! Proceeds are applied toward the 4th-8th grade class trips and it costs just $1.00 to wear something uniquely your own. The 5th Grade class is responsible for collections at each entrance to both buildings at the beginning of the Casual School Day. School dress codes regarding modesty and proper shoes still apply.

Casual days are listed on the online school calendar or you may click here to download a PDF of the guidelines and schedule for the 2014-2015 school year.


Dear BCS Families and Friends,

As you prayerfully consider your year-end gifts, please consider a donation to Bethany Christian. Your gift will make a significant impact in the lives of our students and the potential ones who would like to attend BCS. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a tremendous difference.

All donations to BCS are tax deductible.

Thank you in advance for your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by the love and support from families and friends just like you. Blessings and Grace to you and your family during the Christmas Season and throughout the year.

Our online giving is handled through PayPal. You may either use your PayPal account, if you have one, or enter a credit card.

Sponsor a Student (please select an amount)

Annual Sponsorship for $1,000

Semester Sponsorship for $500

Quarter Sponsorship for $250

Month Sponsorship for $100

Make a one-time donation of any amount


School lunches may be ordered up to several months in advance. Orders must be placed one week prior to the desired lunch date. Click here to order lunches. The school password is Bethany7.


Click here to enroll in or access your FACTS Tuition Payment Plan for the 2014-2015 school year.


We invite you to join the BCS mailing list. You'll then receive our periodic email messages about all that's happening here at Bethany. We look forward to keeping in touch with you throughout the school year.

615 Southeast 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 |954-522-2554 | info@bcsftl.org