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

BIA is beginning a new fund raiser called Pennies for the Piggies.  We hope to take your spare change and turn it into much needed outdoor equipment.  A flyer accompanies…

Important Dates

Friday, September 22nd-Hot Lunch Sunday, September 24th-Back to School Sunday Service at 10:30 AM Monday, September 25th-Friday, October 6th-MAP testing in grades 1st-8th Friday, September 29th-Mid-Quarters given out for grades…

News for the Parents

Our All School Service to welcome in the new school year takes place this Sunday, September 24th at 10:30 AM in the church.  All children are expected to be there…

News from the Classrooms

We hope to have several classrooms take advantage of the free admission to the Shedd Aquarium in September by scheduling an impromptu field trip this week or next.  Look for…