Welcome to Bethesda International Academy

A Message From Principal Grunde

It is my privilege and honor to open Bethesda’s doors to you and invite you to join our family. While Bethesda International Academy has remained a stable corner stone of West Rogers Park for more than 50 years, it continues to grow to meet the diverse needs of our community. As an extension of your family, we are here to assist our students to learn and grow both academically and spiritually. Helping your children to develop as well rounded and socially active citizens in an ever-changing world. Please join us, that we may better the future of our children, community and world.

If you would like to make an appointment to see our school, visit the classrooms, speak with the teachers or learn more about our curriculum at a specific level, please call the school office (773) 743-0800 and we will make the necessary arrangements.


Patricia Grunde, Principal


Mission Statement

A Christian school developing global leaders for the 21st century.



From the Principal

We can’t do it without you…from the Beautification Saturdays that allow us to get much needed repairs and cleaning done, to the serving of hot lunches, to the help you…

Important Dates

Friday, March 9th–Hot Lunch Thursday, March 29th–Art Fair/Open House from 4-6 PM (This event has been rescheduled so please note the date change) Friday, March 30th–Good Friday-No School and the…

Mid-Quarter reports

were issued last week for those students in 1st-8th grade.  Please sign and return the form indicating you have seen this report.  If you wish to meet with a particular…

Empower Illinois

The Empower Illinois website is back up and is taking applications for scholarship money until that money is gone.  Consult the Empower Illinois website or Facebook page for updates.

Volunteering Opportunity

We know that our families are busy and that volunteering can be difficult.  Here is a way to take advantage of a great deal.  BIA is again putting together a…

Our Open House/Art Fair

has been moved to Thursday, March 29th while our budding artists take some more time to work on their masterpieces.  Please make the change on your calendars!  

New Enrollment and Re-enrollment Discount

During the month of March, BIA will be offering a $25.00 discount on new enrollment and re-enrollments.   Re-enrolling early saves our families money, but also allows the school to effectively…

News from the Classrooms

Thank you to the Kindergarten class for the display in the main building lobby. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  The ECC building is celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss in many…