Bethel Christian School began in 1979 as a ministry of Bethel Baptist Church. The church established the school with a passion to provide a quality Christian education for the children in the community and share the good news of Jesus Christ with students and their families.
In its first year, the school began with four teachers and 67 students meeting in classrooms in building 100 where today's offices are located. The church and school shared all the facilities on four acres at 3100 West Avenue K in Lancaster. By September 1980, the schools' enrollment grew to 150 students and construction of building 200 Phase 2 was completed.
During the 1980s the Lord blessed the church and school ministries with the purchase of the five adjacent acres and the construction of the worship center (building 300) as well as additional modular buildings. The new property improvements enabled the church and school to have a gymnasium, ball field, two playgrounds and 40,000 sq ft of classrooms, offices and multi-purpose facilities on nine acres of property. In June 1989, the school graduated its first senior class of six students. Approximately 95 percent of graduating seniors have continued their education at local and nationally-known colleges and universities.
BCS enrollment is open to students who have trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior as well as students who have not. All students have daily Bible class and weekly chapel services. Through the ministry of the school, students have gained a knowledge and appreciation of Christian values and the Bible in addition to an outstanding academic foundation.
Bethel Christian School continues to shape the future by helping students to develop a love for learning and a commitment to honoring God in their daily lives.