The Bethany Community School

Mission Statement


We inspire and empower children to thrive in the world of tomorrow.


The Bethany Community School is located in central Bethany on an extensive campus including the school district and other town offices and facilities. The school currently has an enrollment of approximately 425 students in grades PK through 6. A comprehensive program of studies with contemporary curricula is in place with continuing refinements across all subject areas. A Prekindergarten program serves children with special needs in an inclusive setting with typical peers. A full day Kindergarten program is also provided. In addition to the basic elementary academic curricula in English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science, students are provided with instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and a Talented & Gifted program. There are many before and after-school student activities including student leadership, intramural sports, music, science programs, and robotics.

At the center of any educational system lies the relationship between the student, the teacher and the curriculum. Bethany Public School District engages in ongoing curriculum development, evaluation and renewal to ensure that instruction remains focused on what he students are expected to learn at every grade level. Students at BCS have access to an engaging and differentiated instructional program that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Our faculty works to ensure that all children can successfully meet the expectations of the curriculum so that they can achieve to their fullest potential. All aspects of teaching and learning are developed, supported and evaluated by the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

A broad range of contemporary and sophisticated educational and administrative technology is available throughout the school. This includes wireless Internet access, classroom and laboratory based technology, computerized library/media center, closed circuit television system and studio, assistive technology, mobile carts of iPads/Chromebooks, and SMARTvs in all classrooms.

The school facilities are utilized by members of the community nearly every evening of the week for educational, social, and recreational activities sponsored by the school and other town agencies.