For more than 80 years, Bethlehem Lutheran School has had the privilege of providing a dynamic Christ-centered education to children of many ages to cultivate a love of the Lord combined with an accelerated curriculum that prepares them for life beyond 8th grade. We are accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation team. 

Bethlehem Lutheran School was voted the Top Private School in 2018 by Colorado Parent and was ranked the Best Summer Camp in Lakewood in 2017.


Bethlehem Lutheran School, Bethlehem Early Learning Center, and Childwatch admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. Bethlehem Lutheran School, Bethlehem Early Learning Center, and Childwatch do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Media Recognition

Bethlehem Lutheran School in Lakewood, Colorado, has been awarded a prestigious 2022-23 Parent Choice Award by ParentPulse, a third-party provider that administers surveys for faith-based schools.

Parent Choice Awards are presented to a very select group of schools that logged an overall parent Net Promoter Score of 70 or greater for the period from Sept. 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023.

Bethlehem Lutheran School was the winner for the top Private School in Colorado Parent 2018 Edition.


What started as a one-room schoolhouse has grown into a comprehensive campus that includes a large gymnasium, 9 ELC classrooms, 11 classrooms for K-8 and 7 classrooms available to middle school students.

Students have regular access to a fully stocked art room, a music room equipped with a variety of instruments and a modern science lab. The campus also houses a large library with reading materials for all age levels, a cafeteria, a rotating computer cart, interactive white boards in every K-8 classroom, student iPads and a STEM cart. With art, music, PE and computer teachers, as well as a reading specialist, Bethlehem currently uses its many resources to serve children ages 2 years through 8th grade.

In addition to an outstanding accelerated education, here’s what you can expect your child to receive as a student at Bethlehem Lutheran School:

  • A well rounded curriculum designed to enhance the strengths of each individual child
  • An environment of respect, acceptance and teamwork
  • Encouragement for each student to contribute to the community and the school
  • Pastoral support and care to promote physical, mental and spiritual health
  • A commitment to fostering self confidence, tolerance and integrity
  • Loving guidance toward learning our Christian character traits - reverence, respect, responsibility, compassion and integrity
  • A loving and balanced approach to discipline, using Love and Logic®
  • Character development and life skills


Bethlehem Lutheran School opened its doors in 1940 with the goal of providing an exemplary Lutheran education in keeping with the church’s tradition. While the campus and the teachers have changed since that first class, one thing remains the same; the dedication to preparing children ages 2 through 8th grade to reach their God-given potential.