Welcome to Bethesda Academy!

Thank you for your interest in Bethesda Academy and our tradition of excellence. Founded in 1740, Bethesda is a truly special place where boys are transformed into young men of high character who are prepared to succeed in college, career, and a life of service to their family, community and nation.

Our core values remain true to the vision established almost three centuries ago–a love of God, a love of learning, and a strong work ethic. Bethesda uses our historic, unique setting to develop spiritual young men who are lifelong learners, inquiring scholars, and dedicated servant leaders.  Nestled on a breathtaking campus bordering the marsh, Bethesda’s academic school program combines a superb work-study experience, championship athletics, meaningful community service and support for every student’s dreams and goals!  At Bethesda, every young man matters!

At Bethesda Academy, every boy belongs to our “Brotherhood” in blue!  We believe in helping each young man reach his full potential!   The Bethesda experience teaches each boy “real world” leadership skills to give him the “Bethesda Benefit” as he launches into college and his future!  Our students become part of small teams who learn entrepreneurial skills to prepare them for potential success in business endeavors.  They are also immersed in a school setting that emphasizes sustainability in every dimension of our operations.

Come see Bethesda Academy for yourself and see if we could  become your partner in your boy’s education to provide an opportunity for his success!

For the Blazers,

H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.
Bethesda Academy