The Upper School faculty are passionate about investing in the lives of students. Teachers develop meaningful relationships with their students and know them as individuals. Based on those relationships, teachers challenge students to strive for high academic and personal standards.
The life lessons and leadership skills students acquire through co-curricular activities - those programs take place primarily outside of classrooms - are significant factors in their personal development. We encourage students to take an active role in establishing new activities commensurate with their interests.
A comprehensive college guidance program, Compass, helps students increase their self-awareness to identify colleges that will prove to be a good match for them. Mt. Bethel graduates go into the world confident and well prepared to use their God-given talents to impact the world for Christ in whatever endeavors they pursue.
All seniors complete a thesis project which is the capstone of the MBCA academic program. The thesis work culminates a 20-minute oral presentation of the student's argument before a board of judges and a community audience, followed by a 15-minute defense as the student answers questions from the judges.