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.


Help Bethany FEED THE NEED! -- Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2015

On September 22nd, our students packed, sealed and boxed more than 10,000 meals for hungry children in Haiti.

Our goal was to raise $50,000, which equates to roughly $5.00 per bag for our school. We have currently exceeded our goal by almost half!

Text BOBCAT to 71777 to make a donation to this life saving cause or go to https://igfn.us/vf/Bobcat. We can make a DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!

WELCOME BACK BOBCATS! -- Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015

"We love because he first loved us."
1 John 4:19

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New to Bethany Christian this year! Our students will pack, seal and box more than 10,000 meals for hungry children in Haiti on Tuesday, September 22nd. Our goal is to raise $50,000, which equates to roughly $5.00 per bag for our school. The goals of this outreach opportunity are:

* Pack 10,000+ meals for malnourished children in Haiti
* Reach $50,000 in donations overall
* Raise money for Campus Improvements and Upgrades

Here's how you can help: Text BOBCAT to 71777 or go to Billy Bobcat's website to make a donation ($5 per bag – each bag holds 6 meals). You will be able to make donations with a credit or debit card using the convenient ONLINE PLEDGE PAY system.

CLICK HERE to see a brief video about Jean Marc, one of the orphans, who will receive some of the meals our students will be packing.

CLICK HERE to download our Corporate Sponsorship Booklet to see how local businesses can come alongside Bethany Christian and build a partnership for this great cause.

A special thank you to our generous FEED THE NEED event sponsors who are helping us put on this packing event:

Title Sponsor: East Coast Windows

Other Sponsors: Dr. Benedetti Orthodontics, Pelican Grand Resort, Eastside Orthodontics, Sixth Star Entertainment, Anteaters Pest Control, Ft. Lauderdale Stars Gymnastics and Emerald Shores Hotel

Preparations for Bethany Christian School's Annual Pumpkin Patch are in full swing! The pumpkins are due to arrive on October 13th and we will need "all hands on deck" to make this year's Patch a huge success! Proceeds will go towards the middle school students' 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a shift. It is so easy, and it's a fun way to spend time with your kiddos among the pumpkins. You'll be creating special autumn memories together which will last a lifetime!


Each Bethany Christian School family will receive one (1) FREE hard cover yearbook! Yearbooks feature every grade level at BCS, from nursery through 8th grade.

If you are interested in placing an ad or purchasing additional yearbooks, please CLICK HERE. Perhaps siblings would each like a copy of their own? Maybe you have a child graduating this year or getting ready to enter Kindergarten? Taking out a personal or business ad is a great way to give your loved one a "shout out", all while getting your business name out into our community.

Orders must be placed by December 16th. Yearbooks will be delivered sometime in the Spring. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Castano for more information at lcastano@bcsftl.org.


Every student looks forward to Casual Day, 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. The schedule of casual days is found here in this downloadable document which includes the guidelines and info for the 2015-2016 school year.


Please take a moment to read the official dress code document posted here on our website. It has been updated for the new school year. All BCS parents should be aware of these guidelines for their students. The specific code is easy to follow, as it is clearly explained in great detail. Remember, our school uniforms and the general dress code are important to adhere to, and we encourage parents to familiarize themselves with these rules each year.


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 2015-2016 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