Awesome school! Here are what I like about the school: -small class size: less than 15 students. One teacher with a part-time TA. My son is able to receive a lot of attention from the teacher. They even have regular 1:1 time. My friends worked so hard to send their kids to those famous public schools
... Read more which there are more than 35 kids in one class. I really doubt how much attention they can get from the teacher. -Very nice play ground and spacious play area for kids running around to burn their energy. I especially love the shade at the play ground. My son didn't get the sun burn since he switched to this school - Great classes: They offer PE, ART, and computer classes. The PE teacher even offer sports activities such as soccer and baseball during the lunch break. My son is looking forward to lunch break every single day cause of it. - My son's teacher Mrs O'Dell is AMAZING. It took her only one and half semester to convert my son into a book lover. Now he can read and love reading, he enjoys doing math, he writes 10x better and he builds so much confidence throughout the learning experience. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/19/13
Beside the cool things mentioned by the previous parents, recently Bethel has added enhancement to its academic program, such as writing, Language and art, and math above CA standard. The principle is willing to receive parents' feedback to improve overall school program.
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Posted by a parent on 06/26/12
Bethel Lutheran is a wonderful, nurturing Christian school. The JK teachers are excellent, as are the preschool teachers. My daughter is 5-years-old and is in JK. Unfortunately, she's the only girl in her class out of 14 boys, but she's still having a great education. Many wonderful field trips including
... Read more the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, plays, museums, petting farms, and more. I'm very pleased with the amount of learning and maturity she's achieved this year. Some cool things: uniforms are a great way to neutralize morning battles, the principal is present for after school extended care, class sizes are super tiny and attentive, the PE education is really thorough, chapel presentations help build public speaking skills, and the OPO fundraising activities build a much-needed sense of community. I"m a big fan of Bethel! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/02/12
My son attended this school for less than a year in 5th grade. It took a month or two for him to settle in the new environment but his teacher was very supportive. Principal is always walking around campus and available for parents to talk to. Small classroom size allows for the teacher to pay attention
... Read more to your child. My son loved his 5th grade teacher. He spent extra time after school frequently to help my son, (and others) organize his work and help with his assignments. The program was academically challenging. He had HW in Math, Science, Social Studies, English everyday/ weekly. The program is all rounded - PE, Computers,Music - guitar, Wednesday Chapel, Science camp. Although we are not Christians we were happy that our child was learning moral values and respect for God. We were overall happy with the school. Would highly recommend. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/29/11
I have been a long-standing parent of this school. The PE, music and chapel programs are exceptional and stronger than most area public schools. Wonderful Christmas musicals are put on each year and the children have good 'old fashioned' PE under a teacher who teacher them fun, creative games and traditional
... Read more sports but most of all the importance of team-manship and playing for fun and not just to win. Overall the teachers work with the children as individuals but there are a few grade levels that are the major weak links in terms of working with all children equally based on the experiences of many parents. Chapel remains an exceptional opportunity for children to learn the Christian values for which we send out children to this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/02/08
I was a parent at Bethel years ago and am still involved with the school as a volunteer. My children went on to private Christian jr. high and are now in private Catholic high school after Bethel. Bethel gave them a strong base not only academically, but spiritually and as a whole person. Elementary
... Read more school is for more than just academics. The whole person begins to evolve. With the specials such as music, PE, spanish, computers and especially chapel, the children gain confidence in themselves and realize they are more than just a grade on a piece of paper. Both of my children are honor roll kids at their high school. Bethel set the groundwork for that. They are strong, confident, successful students because of Bethel. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/13/07
This is a great place for pre-school, junior kindergarten and kindergarten -- our son _loved_ his kindergarten teacher. Beyond that, not as much: We are moving our child elsewhere next year for a number of reasons. Bethel seems weak academically. With the imminent departure of long-time principal
... Read more Mrs. Waters, anticipate changes ahead for Bethel. Whether these changes are for the better or worse remains to be seen, but I think this year will see the departure of a lot of families. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/11/07
I have had two children attend this school from preschool to 5th grade. They take great care to nurture each child individually. The staff is incredible, from the classroom teachers to the PE, Computer, Art, and Music teachers. I highly recommend this school. The academics are very strong at this school.
... Read more My children have successfully transitioned to a very academic middle school. The best part of the program, however, is the focus on emphasizing the self-confidence of the child. I personally think that preschool and elementary children need to enjoy their childhood and feel good about who they are; that and the nurturing of their spiritual selves will contribute most of all to their success. The principal is very caring and concientious about all aspects of the school. New preschool and elementary playgrounds have been recently added to fully comply with the new California State safety standards and to the ADA. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/01/06
Bethel Lutheran has exceptionally small class sizes between 11 and 27 students per class from junior kindergarten to sixth grade. The music, reading, writing and art programs are exceptional. The children receive stellar attention when it comes to developing spiritual and emotional intelligence.
... Read more Math and science could be stepped up but not by much. Parents are very involved and always welcome. The leadership and all teachers and staff are flexible, open, warm and friendly. Decisions are made with great care and the children in mind. The school would be an exceptional winner if it continued until the 8th grade. Structural, location and permit problems prohibit the expansion. Not many extracurricular activities due to its smallness and newness on the school scene. Overall, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being tops. I give Bethel Lutheran a 9.5. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/28/05
This school has smaller class size, usually ranges from 10 to 20. Good preparation for emergencies and safety measures. It also offers pre and post class childcare, so called AM/PM club. Children seem to enjoy the extended childcare. The cost of the childcare is rising. The school emphasizes and values
... Read more Christian education, not in academic excellence. If you are searching for the best academic school, this is not a good fit. Read less
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Cupertino schools — Bethel Lutheran School is located at 10181 Finch Ave, Cupertino CA 95014. 10181 Finch Ave is in the 95014 ZIP code in Cupertino, CA Bethel Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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