Bethel Christian School




Our elementary students participate in numerous activities throughout the school year.


After School Clubs

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Journalism
  • Math
  • Scrapbooking


Captain Carl's Mobile Tide Pool

Baby sharks, starfish, eels! Sea cucumbers, sponges, crabs! You never know what you’ll find – and touch! – at Captain Carl’s mobile tide pool. This on-site “field trip” provides exciting hands-on learning for students. Captain Carl gives students a unique experience of marine life.


Field Trips

Off-site field trips are planned for all students grades one through six. First and second grade students attend local field trips. Third through sixth grade attend several field trips each year.  Every field trip connects to and supports the curriculum, giving students a hands-on, engaging extension of what is learned in the classroom.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • California Science Center
  • Lancaster Performing Arts Center
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • Museums


Field Days/Swimming


Antelope Valley College Physical Education Department works with upper elementary students four sessions each fall and spring. AVC students plan games and activities to teach BCS students new skills, enhancing the physical education program of the school. In the spring, 5th and 6th grade students are invited to participate in swim lessons through the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. Students are offered three swim sessions. Students are prepared and ready for summer!



Walk among the stars and explore the cosmos at Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory. This opportunity provided through the school allows families to explore constellations and learn about the planets in our solar system.

Art Festival
It's time for each student's creativity to shine! Available to our students in preschool through eighth grade, Bethel hosts an annual art fair. Every student participates, then sees his or her "masterpiece" displayed with pride. The festival includes an “Art Parade” and awards for outstanding artists.

Encourage healthy habits and help equip your classroom! Jog-A-Thon is our annual fundraising event each October.  Students have a period of time to obtain pledges, then participate in the Run Day. Each student participating receives a Jog-a-Thon T-shirt, and prizes are awarded for different category winners (most laps run, most pledges collected, etc.)  Funds raised are used to enhance technology and learning in the classrooms.

Missions Chapel
Even the youngest Bethel students broaden their horizons, learning and caring about the lives and souls of others. Special guests share about missions and special ministries our school can support and become involved with.   A different country or outreach is brought into focus each year. Students bring Missions Offerings each Monday to chapel - and 100% are delivered to missionaries or ministry groups.

Music Performances
Music classes prepare students for public performances. Students learn songs and skits during music classes and present them during an evening program for family and friends. First through Third grade prepare for their program over the first semester, and present in November. Fourth through sixth grade prepare over the second semester, and present their music program in the Spring.

After-School Clubs (4th-6th)
A variety of after school clubs are offered for students to pursue interest, develop school spirit and develop new interests. Clubs planned for Fall may include: Arts & Crafts, Chess, Drama, Etiquette, Fun with Food, Journalism, Leadership, Math, Scrapbooking, and Sports.

Science Fair (4th-6th)
After instruction in class on how to research and prepare their studies, students exhibit and showcase individual projects.  Projects are judged and awards are given to winners in each grade level at an evening event.

Intramural sports: Volleyball, Basketball, etc. (4th-6th)
Optional after school programs by our experienced coaches focus on teaching students the basic rules and skills of each sport and the philosophies of teamwork, self-discipline, and practice. Our intramural sports are volleyball and basketball. Each participant receives an intramural t-shirt!

Science Lab (4th-6th)
Upper elementary students are invited in to the high school science lab twice a month for hands-on lab experimentation.   Experiments are an extension of textbook learning and provide an opportunity for students to discover scientific methods and processes.

Elementary Promotion (6th)
A time of small endings and great beginnings. Celebrate with your student the accomplishments of elementary school in this ceremony to recognize successfully completing the elementary program and advancement to a new department (junior high).  Small steps across the platform...large steps toward future achievements!

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