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.


2019-2020 Fall Enrollment

APPLY HERE FOR 2019-2020!

Bethany Christian School encourages families to begin the application process as soon as possible. The online application must be completed and submitted along with the $120 non-refundable application fee for our Nursery through 8th Grade. In addition, the required supplemental forms must be received before the application will be considered. Our Admissions website is designed to make the application process as efficient as possible using our online application. We require families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking the status of their application. 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 THAT ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED (please submit application and $25 fee to be put on the waitlist): *Nursery - INFANTS; PK2; PK3; 6th Grade; 7th Grade; 8th Grade

School Supplies

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

Buy all of your child's school supplies
with one click!

You will receive 10% if you place your order by Monday, August 5 by midnight. Place your orders before midnight on Thursday, August 9th to guarantee that your child's supplies are delivered to their classroom in time. PLEASE NOTE: You will be responsible for purchasing your child’s “over-the-ear” headphones separately if you plan on using A+ Supplies.

Click HERE to find out more information and how to order your child's Bethany supply kit now (school code: "bethany"). Or, please feel free to just download your child's supply list and purchase the items yourself.  

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

Creating a habit of lifelong 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!


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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and middle school blogs and events from our calendar.