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.



Tuesday, December 19th

Children’s Christmas Service at 7 PM

Wednesday, December 20th

ECC Night Before Christmas Party/Main Building Christmas Celebrations

Wednesday, December 20th

11 AM dismissal (NOT 12 noon, as indicated on calendar) There is NO Aftercare on this day.  Please pick up your child by 11:15 PM.  Christmas break begins.

Thursday, December 21st

Christmas Break.

From the Principal

Once again we will be experiencing a change in staff at BIA, after the Christmas break.  We sadly say goodbye to Mrs. Rhonda Petersen, as she pursues other professional endeavors. …

News for the Parents

Mid-quarter progress reports will be distributed on Friday to those students in 1st-8th grade.  Please discuss this report with your child and send the signed slip back to the classroom…