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 are in the home stretch of our first quarter of classes.  Everyone has been working hard since the mid-quarter reports went out.  There are still 2 weeks left to…

Important Dates

Monday, October 16th-Believe It Fund Raiser begin Tuesday, October 17th-Picture Day Friday, October 20th-Hot Lunch Saturday, November 4th-Rummage Sale 9-3 PM Monday and Tuesday, November 6th and 7th– Parent-Teacher Conferences…

News for the Parents

Parent-Teacher conference letters will be distributed this week.  Please check the date and time of your conference and let the office or the classroom teacher know, as soon as possible,…

News from the Classrooms

Basketball practice has started for 3rd-6th graders.  Please check the basketball schedule handed out by Mr. Dembowski for practice and game times. The ECC (Early Childhood Center/Little Red Schoolhouse) is…


It was wonderful to see so many BIA volunteers working hard at our first Beautification Project.  So many projects got completed, from assembling our calendar to fixing our playground equipment. …