Bethany Lutheran School

Christian Education For A Lifetime

We are:



*Christ-centered
*Academically Strong
*Respectfully Operated
*Fully Accredited

Bethany Lutheran Best Preschool, Best of Long Beach, Readers Poll 2016 for the fourth year in a row!

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4644 Clark Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90808

Thank you for stopping by.  Please peruse our website and if you still have questions or would like to set up a tour, email or call Mary Wolfinbarger,  Director at mwolfinbarger@bethanylutheran.org or  (562) 429-7335.  You can also watch our short video "Growing Minds and Kind Hearts."

Our Mission

To provide quality Christian early childhood education in a safe, loving and caring atmosphere; daily teaching God's forgiveness and love through our Savior, Jesus Christ

Our Educational Philosophy

We believe children are valued members of God’s family who benefit by being respected, loved, and led by caring adults.  At Preschool, they will be taught God’s loving guidance according to His law, and learn the blessing of forgiveness earned for each of us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Our program is designed to provide spiritual, physical, cognitive, social/emotional and creative experiences at the developmental level of the child.  Children need time in which to think, experiment, discover and grow in an unhurried and accepting atmosphere.  We will provide opportunities for your child to learn through play and interaction.   

In our play based, developmental program, we provide time for each child to develop self-confidence and trust as they acquire skills necessary for personal expression and positive social interaction.  We believe children benefit when Christ-centered school and a loving family work together to promote their education and care.  Our preschool is a ministry to the parents and children of the community.

We are a Christian, nonprofit preschool, a ministry of Bethany Lutheran Church, serving the community since 1975. We are licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services (191600943) and meet all state requirements. We are fully accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Association of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.