Admissions Process

Step 1

Fill out an application.

Step 2

Application review. Bethel Christian Academy’s admission team will review the application and school records. If appropriate, a meeting and tour will be scheduled with the student and their family.

Step 3

Formal meeting and tour. Bethel Christian Academy’s admission team will conduct a school tour and an interview to determine if BCA is a good fit for the student and family.

Step 4

BCA admission determination. The admission team meets to decide if BCA is an appropriate school environment for the student.

Step 5

Family notification and student enrollment. If school admission is deemed appropriate for the student, BCA is pleased to inform the family that their student will be joining the BCA family. Enrollment forms will be provided for the family and a start date will be set.

day student

To apply to be a day student at Bethel Christian Academy, click the button below.

residential student

To apply for Bethel’s Residential Programs, click the button below.

There are some challenges that require care Bethel is not equipped to provide. If Bethel is not the right fit, our staff can help you with a referral for appropriate care.

These are the common reasons children grades 6 to 12 find help at Bethel:

  • Struggle with grades, school behavior, or truancy
  • Are living in a family experiencing heavy conflict and emotional stress, at a level that requires some time apart to work on relationship building
  • Need more structure and supervision because of a guardian’s work schedule
  • Struggle to make appropriate choices when faced with negative peer pressure
  • Need a temporary placement so a family or parent can avoid losing custody or to avoid disrupting an adoption
  • Have completed a higher level of care program but are not yet able to return home
  • Need training in social skills, peer interaction or relationships with authority figures
  • Have started down a path to delinquency, but this has not become a “hard core” lifestyle
  • Need a temporary stable home and care due to economic or legal situations such as a parent in jail, homelessness, or family illness

Bethel Bible Village is not a good fit for children or teens who struggle with the challenges listed below, however Bethel’s admission department can refer your family to appropriate resources. If you need a referral, contact David Shinn.

  • Children with an I.Q. below 80 need special education services that Bethel cannot provide (however we can help refer you to an agency best suited to provide special care).
  • Are dependent upon or addicted to alcohol or other drugs, or who sells or distributes illegal substances to others
  • Have had suicidal or psychotic episodes within the past six months
  • Have recently been discharged from psychiatric inpatient programs or other intensive programs and do not appear to have the self-control necessary for group living in a family-style home
  • Are physically aggressive or violent toward peers, adults, animals or property
  • Have exhibited sexually “acting out” behaviors or is at risk of sexually perpetrating upon others
  • Have medical conditions that require specialized diets, frequent specialized medical care, or 24-hour standby specialized medical care, which would prevent their participation and involvement in similar schedules, responsibilities and activities
  • Are unwilling to work toward changing identified behavior patterns

Family involvement is a central part of Bethel’s programs. Therefore, it is necessary for a child’s legal guardian, parent or grandparent to be able to get to our campus for visits and other family activities a couple times each month.

Financial information: Each family is asked to pay an affordable monthly fee, based on the family’s ability to pay, but no family is ever turned away due to financial need.

Bethel’s admission team may grant exceptions for those who don’t meet all the criteria but would be best served at Bethel due to special circumstances.

Bethel Bible Village does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical handicap, race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex (except where age, sex or mental/physical condition is a bona fide treatment or program criteria).

Residential Student: Cost is determined in the admission process. Families sign a financial agreement and pay monthly.

Day Student: Tuition is determined annually. Families have the option to pay annually, bi-annually, or monthly.

The monthly payment option requires automatic payments via debit or credit card. While BCA does not offer scholarships or financial aid at this time, families may request a needs-based tuition discount and complete requested forms documenting the financial need. Requests will be considered individually based upon need and available resources at the time of the request.

Please contact with any questions about tuition and fees.

“From the first time we met with the staff, there was such a sense of commitment along with the communication. And it has not changed from then. Whether it’s from the good or the ‘Hey, this an area of improvement that’s needed,’ there’s so much communication that there’s no room for anything to go amiss. That’s a strength I see from the house parents to the therapists- it’s incredible. They make sure the parents are aware of any change no matter how minimal it might be.”
– bethel PARENT