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.



Important Dates

Friday, June 1st-7thand 8thgrade Physics Day at Great America/Hot Lunch Saturday, June 2nd-2ndAnnual BIA Block Party 9 AM-2 PM Tuesday, June 5th-7thand 8thgrade Odyssey Cruise at 9 AM Wednesday, June…

From the Principal

“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!” Blessings, Pat Grunde-Principal

News for the Parents

We think all of our teachers and staff need a round of applause for the tireless work on behalf of the BIA students and their families, but we extend a…

News from the Classrooms

Happy belated Birthday to Phillip Eslick, 5/19, who was inadvertently left off the May calendar of birthdays. Thanks to the ECC Building for a wonderful Pentecost-inspired chapel service! Congratulations to…