Our Mission

Bethlehem High School is a Christ-centered college preparatory school built upon Catholic teachings that empowers students' spiritual, academic, social and moral development.

Core Values:

- Academic Excellence in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Faith formation and community service
- Leadership and social responsibility
- Tolerance, respect, and compassion
- Personal fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and competitive athletics


Our Vision

Bethlehem High School will thrive as a Catholic college preparatory school for students by providing educational and extracurricular programs that are challenging and competitive. Our commitment to our students ensures that Bethlehem graduates are prepared to excel in higher education and become lifelong learners and contributing citizens. Our young men and women, living faith-filled, healthy lifestyles, will serve the community in volunteer and leadership roles. By embracing social responsibility, Bethlehem graduates will demonstrate tolerance, respect and compassion for others and as members of the Bethlehem family, they will enable the legacy of our commitment to Catholic education into our third century.


The Philosophy of Bethlehem High School is to:

  • Recognize the primary importance of an in-depth exposure to and a respect for our Catholic faith expressed in doctrine, community, worship, prayers, and moral behavior.

  • Provide an inclusive educational atmosphere that is data driven and uses multi-faceted educational practices, meeting the needs of each student.

  • Create a community that respects the dignity of each person and instills principles of honesty, justice, patriotism, respect for authority, self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for other.

  • Develop and maintain programs, curricular and extra-curricular, that enable students to identify their own strengths, talents, and leadership abilities.  

  • Maintain an open dialogue with parents.

  • Provide a variety of programs and experiences that will prepare students to make personal choices concerning career opportunities.

  • Recognize the importance and necessity of maintaining strong ties to the broader community.


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Academic Excellence in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Faith formation and community service.

Leadership and social responsibility.

Tolerance, respect, and compassion.

Personal fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and competitive athletics.

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