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.


SUMMER IS HERE! LUKE 21:30 -- Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand."

ENROLL NOW FOR FALL 2014-2015! -- Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thank you for your interest in Bethany Christian School! While our website will give you an overview of our distinctive school, we would also like you to experience Bethany Christian School firsthand by scheduling a personal tour. We look forward to meeting you and your child, to learn about your goals, and to share the special nature of our school and our campus.
Our Admissions Director will be happy to help you along with the enrollment process! Our summer office hours are M-F 9:00-1:00pm and we schedule our tours M-F between 9:30am and 12:30pm. Please call Marne MacPhee at 954-522-2554 x211 for more information. We look forward to beginning this journey with you and your family!

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Summer provides many opportunities for students and their families to enjoy unforgettable books together. Bethany students entering grades 1st-8th are asked to read from the summer reading lists developed for their upcoming grade.

Creating a habit of life-long reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Establishing this habit early and nurturing it throughout their school years is critical to their success in life. We want our students to have a fun and happy summer while pursuing a book for enjoyment at the same time! Happy reading!

Kindergarten Reading List
1st Grade Reading List
2nd Grade Reading List
3rd Grade Reading List
4th Grade Reading List
5th Grade Reading List
6th Grade Reading List
7th Grade Reading List
8th Grade Reading List


Bethany Christian School is very pleased to be partnering with A+ School Supplies this summer to make things much easier for you.

Buy all of your child's school supplies with one click of your mouse! It's easy. Once on the site, click "order forms" and enter our school code: bethany101


Purchase them yourself. The choice is yours.

Place your orders before July 25th to receive a significant discount!

Click HERE to find out more information and how to order your child's Bethany supply kit now! Or, please feel free to just download your child's supply list and purchase the items yourself. See list below.

BCS School Supply Lists
PK-2 (full day)
PK-2 (half day)
PK-3 (full day)
PK-3 (half day)
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Middle School

Enjoy a Brilliant New School Year!


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 12th. Don't forget to purchase your school uniforms! You may visit the "Bethany Gently Worn Uniform Closet" at any time during the summer office hours, Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-1:00pm. Or, you may purchase your uniforms brand new at Debbie's Uniforms in Plantation. They are waiting for you right now!

Debbie’s Uniforms offers a very friendly, organized and efficient in-store shopping experience. However, if you prefer, you may place your uniform order directly through their website at DebbiesSchoolUniforms.com. Or, you may order your uniforms by phone through their Customer Service Department at 954-581-1761, six days a week.


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 $4,200

Semester Sponsorship for $2,100

Quarter Sponsorship for $1,050

Month Sponsorship for $450

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