Our Sponsors


CLEF’s mission is to partner with Chicago’s Lutheran Schools to ensure that every child in Chicago has the opportunity to experience Christ’s love through a quality Christian education.

Please know your child is unique, your child is special to us. Bethesda International Academy is providing your student in kindergarten through eighth grade with a personalized learning experience geared specifically to his or her needs. We are pleased to partner with the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation to bring Espark into our classrooms. Students in the Espark program use iPads to participate in interactive literacy activities for sixty minutes daily. Learning is aligned to your child’s personal goals and tied to the Common Core Standards. Engaging and fun, Espark leads to accelerated growth in literacy. Come witness the daily academic growth of our students.

With the generous support from the Chicagoland Education Foundation, Bethesda International Academy (BIA) is able to send our fifth and sixth grade students to Walcamp. Walcamp is an outdoor education facility that teachers our students about God through hands on activities in His wonderful world of nature. Through various activities our students develop skills and habits that strengthen them physically, mentally and spiritually. The students leave Walcamp with a greater appreciation for the complexity of nature and a better understanding of our place in God’s world.