Bethlehem Academy (BA) is a co-educational Catholic school serving grades 6-12 located in Faribault, Minnesota.  Bethlehem Academy was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin in 1865.  We offer a strong curriculum that not only includes core curriculum from Theology, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences, but, also includes electives in the arts, choir, band and industrial arts.  Advanced college preparatory courses are offered, including several courses for college credit through the University of Minnesota College in the Schools program.

Our high school program (grades 9-12) features an innovative schedule that includes some courses offered as an every-other-day block period while other courses may meet every day.

Our middle school program (grades 6-8) is a cooperative venture with Divine Mercy Catholic School.  

We would love an opportunity to share our school with you and your family. Nothing can compare with a personal visit.  We invite students to participate in our Shadow program and become a Bethlehem Academy Cardinal for a day.  Parents, you are most welcome to come for a tour and see our classrooms in action or students participating in a BA sponsored event currently taking place.  Contact us at 507-334-3948 or

The Admissions Process:
  1. Contact us to arrange a tour and information meeting; schedule a "Shadow Day"
  2. Like what you see at BA (and you will!), click on the "Apply Online" link to begin the formal admissions application process
  3. Click on the "Financial Aid" link to complete a Financial Aid Assessment from TADS
  4. Complete a school records request form from your current school
  5. Complete a tuition contract
  6. Meet with guidance counselor to complete your class schedule