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Founded in Savannah in 1740, Bethesda Academy is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve. Our mission is to provide young men a transformative second chance at success by promoting and instilling a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. We inspire young men to become motivated learners and are committed to helping every student become college-ready by graduation. With our proficiency-based curriculum, we celebrate students who are motivated to accelerate their academic program and help students slow down their program when they encounter learning gaps. As a result, 95% of our students graduate on time and 85% proceed to college, with the others choosing to serve our country through the military or enter the workforce.
Our spectacular 650-acre campus serves as a living classroom, offering endless hands-on learning opportunities through our successful work-study program. Our students love to get their hands dirty, whether they’re harvesting crops in the organic garden, raising cattle on the farm, monitoring water quality in the marsh or working with our quail operation. At Bethesda Academy, instruction may take place on a laptop, within a classroom, in a greenhouse, or while milking our herd of dwarf Nigerian Goats. We treasure diversity and realize many students need individualized instruction to help them succeed.
Approximately half of Bethesda Academy’s students qualify and receive GOAL Scholarship as part of their financial aid package. Thank you for supporting Bethesda through GOAL!
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