Bethel Lutheran Church and School


Curriculum Philosophy & Goals

Religion is the study of the true God as revealed in the Holy Bible. We teach religion because “God our Savior…wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (I Timothy 2:3-4)

Mathematics is the study of numbers, quantities, shapes, and measurements, and how they relate to each other. This includes the study of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. We teach mathematics to equip children with the skills to develop a sense of organization, solve problems, and manage God’s blessings well.

Music is the study of combining tones to create pleasing, expressive, or intelligible sounds. We teach music to equip children with the ability to appreciate music and worship of the Lord through compositions, voice, and instruments.

Art is the visual and hands-on study of the various works of man, which is developed in the students through drawing, painting, sculpture, and appreciation. We teach art to assist children in their appreciation and expression of the beauty of God’s creation.

Science is the study of God’s creation through testing, experimentation, and measuring. We teach science to equip children with the knowledge of God’s orderly creation, which enables them to discern between theory and truth and understand their purpose on earth.

Social Studies is the study of human relationships and the way different societies work, including history, government, economics, geography, and citizenship. We teach social studies to help students understand the importance of showing love to their neighbors, understand other cultures, recognize the role of governments in God’s plan, understand their individual role in God’s plan, and identify the importance of cooperation in society.

Physical Education is the training and care of the body through fitness, sports, games, and interscholastic activities. We teach physical education to equip children to be good stewards of their bodies by developing healthy habits, skills, coordination, fitness, endurance, and teamwork for life-long service to the Lord.

Language Arts is the study of subjects which aim to develop effective communication skills, including reading, spelling, listening, speaking, and composition. We teach language arts to equip children with the skills necessary to study God’s Word and share the message of salvation, gain knowledge in other areas of learning, and effectively communicate as Christian leaders in society.