The School District
The Bethany Public School District is governed by an elected nine member Board of Education. The leadership and operations of the district is conducted by the Superintendent of Schools. The faculty and staff consist of approximately eighty-five employees.
The Town of Bethany is served by two school districts. At the elementary level in grades PK to 6, the Bethany Public School District operates one school of approximately 425 students. The Bethany Public School District has strong community support and involvement. There is an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) as well as the daily involvement of many parents and community volunteers. Educational, recreational, and related programs are offered throughout the school year and during the summer months.
At the secondary level, the Amity Regional School District #5 operates two grades 7 & 8 Middle Schools, in Bethany and Orange, and a 9 to 12 grade award winning Comprehensive High School in Woodbridge. These schools serve secondary grade level students from the three towns of Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge.
Bethany is a small town of approximately 5,000 residents with a scenic and rural character and suburban location in New Haven County. It is conveniently located approximately mid-way between the cities of New Haven and Waterbury in South Central Connecticut. The town, with its rolling hills, extensive open spaces, and quiet roads, has nearby access to the Merritt Parkway and I-95 to the south, Route 8 to the west, and Route 84 to the north. The Metro North Commuter Railroad station is in neighboring Seymour, with Amtrak service and a regional airport available in New Haven.
Originally an agricultural community, Bethany continues to be the home to farms and equestrian interests. Bethany is primarily a residential community with minimal commercial development. While most of the residents now commute to locations out of town for employment, the town maintains its rural charm and small town ambiance. Residents enjoy the town’s parks and recreational facilities which provide opportunities for hiking, swimming, and a broad range of sports and leisure activities.