The Business Department of Bethlehem Catholic High School affords students the opportunity to prepare for effective living. Students need to have an understanding and an appreciation of the role that business plays in our society. Our program strives to contribute to the general education of students, as well as to provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge for college and eventual employment. In accordance with the aims of Catholic Education, Christian social principles are simultaneously inculcated in order to develop a sense of social justice and moral values.
It is the philosophy of the English Department of Bethlehem Catholic High School that each student is unique, important and deserving of an education that will aid him/her to reach his/her fullest potential as a Christian person. We believe it is not only possible, but also necessary to develop in the student a self-awareness and personal growth, an effective use of the English language, and an enjoyment of and appreciation for the language in all its forms
The Mathematics Department recognizes the need to teach as Jesus did in all areas of education, including mathematics. We accept students where they are and bring them to the point where they can appreciate and be proficient in the mathematics they will need in their careers and personal lives. We strive to provide experiences that encourage and enable students to “”value mathematics, have confidence in their mathematical ability, become mathematical problem solvers, and communicate and reason mathematically””. (NCTM Standards)
The Science Department at Bethlehem Catholic High School seeks to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will enable each student to live as a responsible Christian in a constantly changing world. Since the study of science involves the understanding and interpretation of basic ethical and moral values, science teachers have the responsibility to direct the development of each student physically, spiritually and socially. The science curriculum is designed to satisfy the individual academic needs of students. In following the appropriate sequence of courses, each student will develop an interest in, as well as an appreciation and respect for science and its applications.
Social Studies is the study of individual and group relationships – man’s past, present and future. Department emphasis is placed on the foundations of Western Civilization with special significance placed on the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian Heritage. The Bethlehem Catholic High School Social Studies Department, aware of the various religious and ethnic groups that are prevalent throughout the world, is dedicated to the task of providing students with an understanding of our planet’s diversification. The Social Studies Department attempts to cultivate an atmosphere in which students can develop the skills needed to make morally responsible decisions with sufficient opportunities for them to express their own individuality and creativity, while at the same time, respecting the same qualities in others.
The education of students in an atmosphere of individual concern and Christ-like teaching is the primary focus of the Theology Program. We believe that spiritual growth is central to the learning process. Christian Community unfolds in the simple, everyday moments of life, as individuals come together to share their gifts, time, talents and lived experience of faith in Jesus. We believe that each faculty member, Catholic or non-Catholic, Christian or non-Christian, is responsible for witnessing to Gospel values in both word and action. Our ultimate aim is to nurture the adolescent into a responsible, believing adult who recognizes the power of God’s law and the Church’s contribution to humanity and who will guide his/her life according to Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
The World Languages Department of Bethlehem Catholic High School is committed to encouraging students to acquire proficiency in communicative skills and demonstrate competence in the area of intercultural communications thus developing an appreciation for different cultures. World Language teachers are cognizant of students’ needs, abilities and interests. As a result, we seek to incorporate these features in our teaching methodology so that students’ learning can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Bethlehem Catholic has a significant number of heritage learners who have strong cultural ties; therefore we strive to provide an atmosphere where knowledge and experience are shared for the benefit of all students.