We are delighted that you are interested in giving us the opportunity to assist you in your child's education. Established in 1980, Bethany Christian School is a ministry of Rio Vista Community Church that serves students ranging from Daycare through Grade 8. 

We are located in the Rio Vista neighborhood of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida and currently have more than 300 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 academic, emotional, and spiritual excellence.



APPLY HERE FOR 2019-2020!

Our Admissions website is designed to make the application process as efficient as possible using our online application system. We require families to apply online and submit the $120 non-refundable application fee as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking their progress. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to submit an online application from a computer and “allow pop-ups”. The application form is not mobile-friendly.

CLASSES CURRENTLY CLOSED : *Nursery - Infants & Wobblers, PK2, PK3, PK4, Kindergarten, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade (please submit application and $25 fee to be put on the waitlist)


Thank You Sponsors!

A special thank you to our generous Boosterthon EVENT sponsors who are helping us put on the Fun Run this year:

*Gulf Building LLC , Beckett Realty Advisors, Market Realty & Management, South Florida Oral & Surgery, Steven Short Orthodontics, Mariposa Farms, The Ferris Family, and Tsamma Watermelon


Our Boosterthon Fun Run will take place on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th.  Our goals this year are:

  • PLEASE NOTE: In light of the tragedies occurring in the Bahamas as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, we are refocusing our fundraising causes.

    While we will still be raising money to purchase the supplies for packing meals for the children in Haiti this year, we have decided to redirect 50% of our net funds raised to go towards the BCS/RVCC's Bahamas Hurricane Relief efforts.

    We want our students to continue to experience what it is like to think of others before themselves.

  • Our overall goal is to reach $50,000 in pledges for this relief effort.

Will you be able to help?  Here's how:

1) LOG-ON to "BILLY BOBCAT's" website HERE.  

2) MAKE A PLEDGE by donating a dollar amount per lap (cap is 35 laps) to sponsor a student who may not have been able to get any pledges themselves OR by making a flat donation. You will be able to make donations with a credit or debit card using the convenient ONLINE PLEDGE PAY system.

3) COME TO THE BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN! The Fun Run will take place on Friday, September 20th starting at 8:30am. Students will be running 30-35 laps and we would love to have lots of support for our team! 


Bethany Christian School provides a Christ-centered education that strives for both excellence and success for
each student.

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Spiritual Life

At Bethany Christian School, we bring knowledge to light, promoting academic excellence in the context of a Christian world view.

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Worshiping God and serving Him and serving others with excellence, creativity, and passion.

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Bethany Christian School’s athletic programs are committed to providing student athletes with experiences that will inspire them to fully develop their God-given gifts for His glory.

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