Bethlehem is a Christian, co-ed school in lakewood, Colorado.

serving students ages 2 years - 5 years through the early Learning center (ELC) and

kindergarten - 8th grade in the day school.  Currently serving 275 students.

  • Philosophy

  • Accreditation

  • Curriculum

  • Class Size

  • Faculty

  • Tuition

  • Scholarships

Bethlehem Lutheran School provides a Christ-centered environment of academic excellence that prepares students as faithful Christians to reach their God-given potential. 

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Bethlehem Lutheran School is fully-accredited by National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA).


Bethlehem Lutheran School provides a Christ-centered environment of academic excellence that prepares students as faithful Christians to reach their God-given potential. Our teachers differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of each student. One way this can occur is through an invitation from the school for advanced placement in mathematics.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church began in the 1930’s and those founding members felt so strongly about raising their children in the faith, that Bethlehem Lutheran School first opened its doors in 1940.

Join this long-standing tradition of faith-filled academic excellence!

Christian Ministry

“The Bethlehem family of ministries exists to encourage, equip, and empower people to me Spirit-led champions, unleashing each person’s leadership calling in their circle of influence, so all can be fully alive in Jesus.” - Bethlehem Vision Statement 

Bethlehem Lutheran School and Early Learning Center are one of the three key environments of the Bethlehem Family of Ministries, with worship and discipleship being the other two. This means that everything we do at Bethlehem is centered around our amazing God who wants as many people as possible to experience fullness of life in Jesus!


Subjects in the curriculum of Bethlehem Lutheran School are presented in the context of a Christian perspective and are supplemented by regular instruction in Biblical teachings and Lutheran doctrine.

Subject areas include religion, reading, language arts, spelling, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, art, music, foreign language, and computer. Confirmation instruction occurs in the seventh and eighth grades.

Fine Arts

Vocal and Visual Arts are incorporated into all levels of instruction in our ELC and K-8th classrooms. 

Performing Arts are another component of the fine arts education provided at Bethlehem where students get to participate in their annual Christmas program (ELC, K-8th), as well as the school-wide Arts in the Afternoon performance and art show that culminates the school year. Fourth graders learn to square dance in conjunction with learning Colorado history.

Fifth and Eighth grade students learn ballroom dances as they prepare for the annual Spring Ball. Eighth grade students also present a melodrama on stage during the second semester of the school year. During the school year, all pre-K through eighth grade students are involved with planning and/or leading a chapel service for school-wide worship.


Numerous opportunities exist to subsidize the cost of tuition, including a $1000 church-member scholarship (K-8), a multi-child discount (ELC & K-8), an ACE scholarship (K-8),  financial aid (qualification-dependent for ELC & K-8), and referral bonuses. Don’t let money stand in the way of your child becoming a BLS Bobcat!


With highly competitive rates for the Denver metro area, families who enroll their children at Bethlehem receive an excellent value for an outstanding Christian education! Additionally, numerous opportunities exist to subsidize the cost of tuition, so don’t let money stand in the way of your child becoming a BLS Bobcat! (link to the scholarships section above??)

  • Annual K-8 Community Member Tuition = $7100

  • Annual K-8 Bethlehem Lutheran Church Member Tuition = $6100/year (discounted with a $1000 scholarship)

  • Full-Day ELC = $760/month (10-month school year)

  • Half-Day ELC = $970/month (10-month school year)


Our academics meet - and often exceed - Colorado state standards while at the same time our faith beliefs are integrated into each subject area. Students gain a solid foundation in both academics and their faith walk during their years at Bethlehem. Therefore, BLS students are well-equipped to use the truth of God’s Word in conjunction with the intellectual knowledge they acquire as guiding principles for their life. 


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Numerous sports teams exist (volleyball, soccer, basketball, track & field, cheerleading) and are an excellent chance for your child to utilize their God-given athletic talents and show their school spirit!


You might not realize ALL that our beautiful campus provides! We have a large church sanctuary, common area for church & school use, two multi-use dedicated Kids Spaces, The Docks - a dedicated youth group space, a cafeteria and kitchen, a library, music & art classrooms, a gymnasium, a large athletic field & playground areas, 8 ELC classrooms, and more than 10 K-8 classrooms, as well as a fully-stocked science lab, and technology carts equipped with Chromebooks.

Class Size

While classes are capped at 24 students in K-8th, our class sizes currently average 14 students per classroom.

In the ELC, required ratios are 1:7 for 2-year old s, 1:8 for 2.5-year olds, 1:10 for 3-year olds, and 1:12 for 4-year olds.


With 484 combined years of teaching experience, the faculty and staff at Bethlehem are veteran teachers, averaging just over 14 years in the classroom per educator!

  • Our Early Learning Center teaching staff averages 10+ years of experience with over 4.5 years on average serving at Bethlehem.

  • Our Kindergarten through Eighth Grade faculty averages more than 22 years in the teaching profession, with 12.5 years on average serving at Bethlehem.


Bethlehem is part of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and we’re glad you want to know more about us! Learn about the LCMS mission, beliefs, ministries, history and structure by visiting:


Children ages 2 through 6th grade can join the fun that Summer Camp provides! Engaging themes, enjoyable activities, enriching experiences, and fun with friends make Summer Camp a wonderful place for your children to spend their summer!

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