History and Philosophy
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
For well over 200 years, Christian churches led in organizing and operating every school in America. Their single purpose was to develop Christian leadership in our new nation. These early schools contributed towards the development of men and women of sterling character and integrity while providing a high quality education. The influence of the school cannot be overestimated since children spend more of their waking hours at school than at home. Christian schools that reinforce Christian virtues within the educational setting enhance the homes of its students and their families. It is our belief that the 21st century Christian school can do much to stimulate our youth to trust in God and seek His ways. The overriding mission of Bethel Christian School is clear: “Decidedly Academic. Distinctly Christian.”
Since 1965, Bethel Christian School has championed this visionary philosophy by standing as North Central Louisiana’s beacon for distinctively non-sectarian Christian education. Founded by Dr. Jack and Florine Martin, Bethel Christian School is an independent, non-discriminatory, non-denominational, college preparatory school. Drawn by the school’s reputation for academic excellence and low teacher/student ratio, its student body is composed of the Pre-K 3 – 12th grades. At Bethel Christian, every student is important and challenged to do his or her best by outstanding teachers who are genuinely interested in every student. There is no substitute for a well trained, understanding teacher who radiates Christian character and establishes a wholesome relationship with each child. Coupled with parental encouragement and involvement, Bethel Christian reaches its mission by incorporating the virtues of honesty, respect for authority, high morals, self-discipline, and effective study habits. This model stimulates exceptional campus morale and reinforces the home and the church in its efforts to enable students with a good foundation to become exemplary leaders in the community.