Live IT!

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building other up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:29 & 32

Our Approach to the Common Core

As a Lutheran School, we are not bound by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

We currently are not actively teaching strictly to CCSS; however, we teach according to what we believe are best practices, which is, as we are coming to find out, already incorporating many of the Common Core concepts.

We have researched the standards and will address them to ensure that our students excel, and that they are prepared for what they will face coming out of our school. We feel that whatever standards are set before us will be exceeded by our teachers and curriculum.

Through our research, we feel that there are some concepts in the CCSS that are beneficial and will incorporate only that which we believe will be most advantageous to our students.  Conversely, there may also be some concepts that we believe are contradictory to our values and beliefs as a Christian school and will not be incorporated.  We will have to keep in mind, in both scenarios, that our students will need to be prepared to continue on with their education in schools beyond Bethel that may be incorporating the CCSS.
Know Jesus

Spiritual Instruction........Intellectual Achievement........Social Interaction

Grow in Jesus

Emotional Development........Physical Education........Aesthetic Experiences

Show Jesus

Contact Us

Bethel Lutheran School
325 E. Queenwood Rd.
Morton, IL 61550

Phone: (309)266-6592
Fax: (309)266-8510