A hands-on, innovative, differentiated learning environment characterizes the lower school classroom experience at Bethany. Teachers individualize instruction so that students receive focused attention in areas of need while allowing them to maximize their individual potential in areas of giftedness. Curriculum is based on Indiana state standards and Core Knowledge Curriculum with enrichment instruction in art, drama, computer technology, physical education, music, and beginning instruments. Each child is known and cared for and special attention is given to managing and building a positive classroom dynamic, ensuring the healthy social and emotional growth of your child. 

Key Aspects: 

• Faith-based instruction 

• Personal attention for each child

• Multiple field trips

• Unique enrichment opportunities

• Opportunities for parental involvement

• Low student to teacher ratio

  • Bible curriculum at this level focuses on students recognizing themselves as agents of God’s reconciliation and peace. Through service to others, 4th and 5th graders encounter God at work with those in need.

Interterm: During this one-week term in March, grade 4-5 students have special learning themes that are integrated into their courses with some stand-alone activities.