Thank you for choosing Bethesda Academy for your son! We are proud to have you in our Blazer family!
Through the links and information contained below, we hope to keep our parents informed of all activities and events which happen throughout the year. Without your support, many of these events would not be possible. Therefore, we encourage your participation.
If, throughout the year, you have a change in your email, phone, or address information, please update your profile through RenWeb or by contacting the main office at 912.351.2055.
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Bethesda Academy has partnered with FACTS Tuition Management Services to offer more flexible and reliable payment options for tour families. Used by over 5,000 schools nationally, the FACTS payment plan allows parents to meet their tuition obligations through online registration, checking account and credit card options, automated withdrawals, 24/7 web access to account information and prompt email communication and reminders.
The FACTS Payment system will also be used to invoice and pay incidental expenses such as Afterschool Program fees. Families who enter Bethesda during the school year will also utilize the FACTS system on a pro-rated basis.
Parents may enter the FACTS online portal by clicking the link below. Registration and payments are handled in a secure, efficient environment that provides multiple options of payment, online assistance and 24 hour telephone assistance. Please contact FACTS at 1.866.441.4637 or Bethesda Academy Chief Financial Officer, Kristi Rail, 912.691.5295 with any questions.
What time does breakfast begin?
Breakfast is served Monday through Friday and begins at 7:30 a.m.
What time does school begin?
School begins at 8:15 a.m.
What are the student’s dismissal times?
School dismisses at 3:05 p.m.
Where can I purchase school uniforms?
7601 Waters Avenue Suite G
Savannah, GA 31406
What types of school supplies should I purchase?
Please see the school supply lists above.
Does Bethesda Academy follow the same yearly schedule as the public schools?
Although many of the holidays, winter and spring breaks are usually similar to that of the public school, there are half days and teachers records days which may vary. Please see the school calendar above.
Are cell phones allowed?
Daily students will voluntarily turn in cell phones which will be stored in a locked safe. Students phones will be returned during dismissal at 3:05pm. If you need to get a message to your son during school hours, you will need to call the front office and the message will be delivered for you.
What happens if I am late picking up my child from school?
Parents who are more than 15 minutes late picking up their child will be charged an afterschool care fee.
Can I email my son’s teachers via Ren Web?
Yes, RenWeb will allow you to contact teachers, as well as see your child’s academic process first-hand.
“You learn ‘a love of God, a love of learning, and a strong work ethic’ and it all helps put you together into a person who finds himself.”
“Alumnus from 1987-1990, pre-Academy days. I can say without a doubt Bethesda made a huge difference in my life. I am happy to see how the organization has evolved and look forward to visiting the museum on my next trip to Savannah!”
“My son attended Bethesda for 3 years. He loved it and so did I. He’s a 2016 graduate with honors. Thank you for your dedication.”
“I found my ability to work hands-on – and find that I not only enjoy it, but do it better than most.”
“The learning is totally different. The teachers are a lot more attentive – even more respectful and have more patience.”
“Since I lived in the cottage, it definitely taught me how to take care of myself…and come out of my shell.”
“The key difference between public school and Bethesda is its ‘family’ here.”
“Given the opportunity, these boys will become leaders. To the extent that we can lift these young men above their circumstances, we are helping to equip leaders for our future.
“When people believe in you love you, and support you, you can go far in life. From Dr. Tribble to the dining hall staff, everyone at bethesda provided correction, direction, and guidance. They always cared about me as a person.”
“These people believed in me. They always have. Bethesda has never turned their back on me!”
“Thanks to Bethesda’s supporters I was able to attend a prestigious school like SCAD and now my future looks bright. Without people willing to financially support Bethesda, there would be many young people with a very uncertain future.”
“Bethesda gave me the opportunity to better myself in a solid learning environment.”
“Bethesda is like an extended family. We’re working as a team to give these boys what they need to be successful.”
“The team (2012 Blazers) played with dedication, they played unselfishly, and that’s the way you have to play to be champions.”
“Everyone who works here understands the value of family, and that is what we are at Bethesda, a family.”
“It’s special to have the opportunity to make a daily impact on a young man’s life.”
“I think that all of us who support Bethesda do so for the boys and the wonderful mission of Bethesda. How fortunate we are that the State of GA allows us a tax credit that we can take advantage of through our GOAL Scholarship Program. I write the check, the state reimburses me, and the boys benefit. Wow!”
“Of all my volunteer work, the service to the young men of Bethesda Academy has been the most engaging and meaningful.”
“When thinking about charities to donate to this year, I hope you will consider Bethesda. Your contribution could make such a difference in the life of a child.”
“Bethesda provided my son with a perfect blend of an academic and spiritual education.”
“The success I had at the University of Georgia is due to what I was taught at Bethesda.”
“Bethesda gave me the building blocks to become the person I am today.”
“The same work ethic that is taught in the classroom and in Work Experience is expected on the playing field. I know that if I can be successful in sports through hard work, I can be successful anywhere.”
“My houseparents gave me the freedom to make my own choices, but they held me accountable for those decisions.”
“My teacher tells us that men are judged by the way they work, by what they do, not what they say. I’ll take that philosophy with me when I enter the work world.”
“Bethesda prepared me for college life in both my study habits and my ability to balance school and work.”
“Before I came to Bethesda, I was sometimes embarrassed by my faith. Now I feel more free to practice my love for God.”