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

On behalf of the Bethesda International Academy faculty and staff I’d like to thank all of our students and families for a fantastic year!  For our graduates, we wish you…

Important Dates

Monday, June 5, 2017-Spirit Cruise for 7th and 8th grade beginning at 9 AM Wednesday, June 7, 2017-Closing Service at 9 AM, followed by the Awards Ceremony for 1st-8th grade/11…

11 AM dismissal Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017-Closing Service at 9 AM, followed by the Awards Ceremony for 1st-8th grade/ (No Aftercare on this day)

News for the Parents

A huge thanks to everyone who volunteered and/or attended the First Annual End-of-the-Year BIA Block Party.  It was a great day of fun, food and fellowship!  Look for pictures of…

News from the Classrooms

The 7th and 8th graders will be lunching and dancing on Monday, June 5th as they sail Lake Michigan on their Spirit Cruise. Please join us for the end-of-the-year service…


Bethesda School is once again offering an 8-week summer program for Preschool 3 through 4th grade children. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff is planning an exciting program that will offer…