Bethel Christian Schools exist to provide a well-rounded, Christian-based education that will equip our students for success wherever God leads them.  We have been providing quality education in kindergarten through 12th grade since 1984 and our preschool care began in 1983. View our parent organization Bethel Christian Center’s site for more information about the church.

In addition to top-notch academics, we believe that it is pleasing to God when we excel in the performing arts. Bethel’s students of all ages can take advantage of our programs in music and dance.  We also participate in athletic competition in grades 4 through 12.  Bethel Christian High School is a member of California Interscholastic Federation of athletes (CIF) Majestic League.

Our beliefs are Christian.  We teach that the Bible is the foundation for successful living but we do not insist that our students or their families proclaim faith in Christ.  We are also charismatic, meaning that we believe and teach that the occurrences attributed to the Holy Spirit in the New Testament still happen today, but we do not insist that our students or their families believe this way.

Being fully accredited with W.A.S.C. (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) means that BCS graduates can be qualified to apply for admission to ANY four-year university.  We are also a member of A.C.S.I. , the Association of Christian Schools International.

The Christian A Beka curriculum is used primarily in the Elementary School, with McGraw-Hill/Glencoe curriculum, along with Christian supplements, used in the Middle and High Schools.

Please call the school office at (951) 359-1123 or schedule a private tour.

WASC Accredited (Western Association of Schools & Colleges)

Member of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)


Notice of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with the requirements set forth in IRB No. 1975-49, dated December 8th, 1975, Bethel Christian Schools therefore announces the following policy:

Bethel Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

The school wishes to further advise you that concurrence with the Policy of Non-Discrimination is not grounded in humanist premises, but rather upon a theological basis as presented in the Bible, which is the Word of God. Its doors are open to people of all races and national origins because the love of God, as manifest in the ministry of redemption through Jesus Christ, is intended for all people who will receive it.

To that end, Bethel Christian Schools is pleased to serve families of the city of Riverside and its surrounding area.

Notice of Non-Christian Admittance

Bethel Christian Schools does not require that students, nor their parents/guardians, profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as a requirement for enrollment.

However, Christianity is the only religion to be taught, promoted, and practiced on the Bethel Christian Schools campus and at all Bethel-sponsored activities, and all
students are required to participate in Christian activities.