Campus life at Bethesda Academy provides a solid foundation for future success. Living, working and playing among a community of individuals who share common values serves as an important part of the Bethesda experience.
The lessons taught in the classrooms at Bethesda carry over to life in the residential cottages. Students are encouraged to be self-reliant, responsible and flexible. The structured campus life and family-like atmosphere helps support students, teach them valuable life skills, and prepare them for success.
The cottage curriculum is made up of a series of lesson plans, just as is true with the academic faculty. The cottage program adds to the value of the Bethesda experience by teaching life skills that will be needed during and after a student’s enrollment. Life skills in time management, organization strategies, manners, dressing and grooming, learning to accept responsibility, approaching authority, negotiating conflict, and asking for help are important life lessons. The cottage staff works with the Dean of Students and Principal to create a series of opportunities where students are taught life skills and then encouraged to practice them in some ‘real life’ scenario.
In-town residential students live in our campus cottages from Sunday evening until after school on Friday afternoon. Boarding is offered when school is in session and during part of the summer for summer programming. For students who live outside of Savannah, room and board can be arranged for weekends and some school holidays as well.
We would like to thank the Savannah College of Art & Design Baseball team for organizing the 11th Annual SCAD/Bethesda Wiffle Ball Games! The SCAD Bees were on campus in April for Wiffle Ball with our boarding students, followed by a group dinner in the Dining Hall. Please look through the Wiffle Ball photo gallery!
As this is the last season for SCAD’s Baseball program, we would like to express our gratitude to the coaches and many players who have participated in this special event for the past 11 years.