Clubs & Community Outreach

Bethesda Academy offers exceptional leadership opportunities through a wide range of clubs. Club participation helps build interpersonal skills while reinforcing a strong work ethic.

At Bethesda, clubs serve as an extension of core values. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes allows students to develop a more meaningful relationship with God. Members of the Chess Club exercise critical thinking skills. The Key Club offers opportunities for servant leadership through community service that benefits others beyond the Bethesda gates. The Outdoor Club allows students to participate in the continuing exploration of the Bethesda campus, and includes opportunities to learn more about the pastures, woods, streams, and river that contributes to the total Bethesda Academy education.

Did you know…

The Bethesda Chess Team is nationally ranked?


US Chess Federation National Championship, San Diego, CA
9th Place – Under 800 Division
13th Place – Under 1200 Division
11th Grader, Tyler Gregory, placed 28th (out of 221 competitors) in the Individual Under 1200 Division

Golden Isles Tournament, Brunswick, GA
2nd Place – High School
Biggest Upset – Khalief Kelly

Chess Team History:


US Chess Federation SuperNationals, Nashville, TN
(held every four years)
14th Place

Titletown Scholastic Chess, Valdosta, GA
2nd Place – High School
2nd Place – Middle School

Golden Isles Tournament, Brunswick, GA
2nd Place – Middle School
3rd Place – High School
Biggest Upset – Khalief Kelly
Double Upset – Alex Casey


US Chess Federation National Championship, Minneapolis, MN
11th Place


US Chess Federation National Championship, Columbus, OH
16th Place

Clubs and Outreach

Chess Team 2014 US Nationals

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FCA members visit Hesse Elementary School

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