Bethany Christian School in Oxford recently began its 2017-18 school year.
New this year is a Spanish program taught by Amy Matthews. All kindergarten through eighth-grade students will attend a Spanish class twice per week. Several other new teachers have joined the faculty. Claudia Gabbert has returned after a hiatus and will teach art, and former Bethany student Olivia Cudicio will teach technology. Kristina Smalley, a mother of two students, has joined the preschool program. Stefani Peterson, who has a degree in special education, will head up the learning support department to meet the needs of children with learning challenges.
Additionally, administrative team members Stacey Cost and Daisey Ingiosi have announced the Bethany Parent Fellowship. The new organization is a project of five mothers who endeavor to support and encourage the families of Bethany through care, volunteer and hospitality teams. Their mission is to foster the love of Christ. The teams will use their time and gifts in working to make worthwhile differences in the lives of those involved with the school.
The school will again hold a Thursday Serve Day this year. Cindy Graul will lead creative activities for students and families to convey love and kindness to Oxford and area neighborhoods.
In addition to academics for preschoolers through eighth-graders, the school offers sports and clubs. More information is available at http://www.BethanyChristian.org. To schedule a tour, readers may call 610-998-0877.