We are an established Christ-Centered school with God's endorsement upon us. Through our Heavenly Father's blessings we are also accredited by the Accreditation Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools (AASAS), National Council for Private Schools Accreditation (NCPSA), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Union Conference of Education (SUCOE).
The Bethany Christian Academy family exists to prepare productive citizens for exemplary service to God and man in this world and for wider service and greater joy in the world to come.
Over one hundred years ago the Academy was established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1899 as the Charity Mission School. It boasted an enrollment of thirty students and proved to be much needed and appreciated. Due to growth and development, the school moved several times and changed its name to Bethany Christian Academy to keep up with the changing times and meet the demanding challenges of the day.
We continued to grow and in 1980, a pre-school program and kindergarten were added which later developed into Bethany Child Development Center which is located at 714 Cedar Street. An integral aspect of our educational system is the teaching of the whole child; the head, the heart, and the hands. The main objective of the school is to preapre students to excel academically, socially, physically, and spiritually for the glory of God and for service to humanity.
Currently located at 1765 Highland Avenue, Bethany Christian Academy is operated by the Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church, which located at 722 Cedar in Montgomery, Alabama. The church and the Academy are owned by the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, located at 715 Youngs Lane, Nashville, Tennessee.
Bethany Christian Academy is accredited by the Department of Education of the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the National Council for Private Schools, and the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools.
Bethany Christian Academy provides education for children in grades K5 through eight. We believe that all children can learn when taught correctly. "True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is now. It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." Ellen G. White, Education, p.13.
Seventh-day Adventist Christian Education, in cooperation with home and school, is dedicated to the fulfillment of one great purpose: "to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose in his creation might be realized." Ellen G. White, Education, pp.15,16
A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:
- develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
- master the basic academic skills
- value labor, physical and mental, as the
- blessing God intended
- cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.
Bethany Christian Academy operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.