76 Parkway Ave
Amityville, NY, 11701


 Bethesda Junior Academy  “Engage, Transform, Emerge”


Bethesda Elementary School was established in 1972 because of the growing concern to provide Christian education for the children of the church and community. The name Bethesda, which means “House of Mercy”, was chosen as the name for the school at the time. It was changed in 2006 to Bethesda Junior Academy when grades 9 and 10 were added moving the school to Junior Academy status.

Professional staff members hold credentials from both Atlantic Union, New York State agencies, and internationally.

Nestled in a caring and nurturing environment, the academic program addresses the needs of the students from Pre-Kindergarten to 10th grade. Bible is among the core subjects taught. Other subjects  taught at the school include: Music, Health and Physical Education, Computer Technology and Foreign languages which are taught to the  students at all levels.

Bethesda Junior Academy prepares the whole student mentally, physically, spiritually and socially to be of service in this world and for greater joy and wider service in the world to come.

Mission Statement

In an effort to prepare all of God’s children for his  return and to grant them opportunities to develop meaningful life-long skills, Bethesda Junior Academy will engage each student in meaningful interactions, provide experiences which will act as a catalyst to transform each life and encourage each child to change his world.

Vision Statement

Bethesda Junior Academy will become the number one school of choice for children everywhere. It will provide quality learning experience, safe environments, financially affordable education, and an opportunity for each child to reconnect with His creator.

Our Objectives are to:

· Reach each student individually, as a child of God, created in His own image.

· Establish a love for God and all His creation.

· Assist in the character development of each child for his or her spiritual maturity.

· Provide students with sound academic training leading to excellence.

· Identify and develop leadership qualities, self discipline and other skills necessary to maintain a fulfilled life.

· Help students learn the importance of good health and physical fitness.

· Help students form lasting social relationships.

· Provide cultural training and foster an appreciation for good books, good music and good manners.

· Help students come to know God and to develop a Christ-centered philosophy of living.

· Transmit an appreciation for our American heritage, through the teaching of history, civic responsibility, and other acts of  patriotism.



The Bethesda Junior Academy provides academic training in the following areas:

.  English Language Arts
.  Mathematics
.  Social Studies
.  Science
.  Bible
.  Spanish /French
.  Music
.  Computer
.  Physical Education
.  Health Education 
.  Earth Science
.  Living Environment
.  Global Studies

                                                                   "Where Christ is our Center!!"

Safe and Sound video presentation

Few decisions are as important -- and potentially life-changing as choosing a school for your children.  In this video you will learn some of the history of Adventist Christian education.  Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.

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Journey to Excellence video presentation

Hear from administrators, teachers, parents and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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