Welcome to Bethlehem Academy: An Authentically Catholic, Dominican Prep School!

Bethlehem Academy is a community of faith serving students in grade 6-12. Founded in the tradition of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, we have been following the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service for over 150 years. Offering a faith-enriched educational program that demands self-discipline, fosters respect for others, encourages the search for truth, and recognizes the unique abilities and God-given talents of each student, we THANK YOU for your interest in our school.

**** Applications for 2022-2023 NOW OPEN! Click HERE to apply ****
Now Scheduling Student Shadow Days ****
Youth Basketball Nights in January ****

**** Open House February 13, 2022****
See below for more information



Plan to join us for our Winter Open House!

Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:00am-1:00pm
Tour our campus, meet our students and staff, learn about our academics, co-curriculars, student shadow days, scholarship options and steps needed to become a Cardinal

Pre-register HERE; walk-ins welcome!

- Inquire -
Complete a
Future Cardinal Inquiry Form to get on our email list and receive more information. 

Join us this January for our Youth Basketball Nights! Free admission, door prizes and games. Sign up to join us

- Visit -

Student Shadow Days
Student shadow day opportunities will begin November 2, 2021! Offering full and half (middle school only) day options. Please click here to sign up and see what it's like to be a Cardinal!

On-Campus Family Tours
Ready to come and see things firsthand? Contact us to set up an on-campus family tour. Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. To start your Cardinal journey, sign up to visit us here and see how our ACT-aligned, Christ-centered curriculum and supportive Cardinal community will prepare you to take on life's challenges, ready to lead, to serve, and to inspire in whatever path you choose.

Virtual Tour
Can't visit in person? Join us for a virtual tour! Click here, and spend a few minutes walking the halls of Bethlehem Academy with us.  

Until you can join us in person, we invite you to watch the video below to hear from current students what they love about attending Bethlehem Academy:


- Apply -
Our Admissions Process:
  1. Ready to become a Cardinal? Click here to apply online and start your Cardinal journey! 
  2. Complete a records request form and submit to Bethlehem Academy.
  3. Please note that applications cannot be reviewed until school records and the math teacher recommendation (form found in the online application) is received.
  4. If you wish to be considered for tuition assistance, click on the Tuition and Financial Aid link to find out more.
  5. Once accepted, click on the link in the welcome email to complete the enrollment process.
  6. An email will be sent with information on how to set up a tuition contract - this will include any tuition assistance, as applicable. 
  7. Sign up to meet with our guidance counselor to complete your class registration.
Contact the Admissions Office with questions or to set up a meeting.


Contact: admissions@bacards.org
Our Mission
Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic school in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, strives to empower its students and staff to achieve personal, spiritual and academic excellence. We challenge ourselves to love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire and to seek the truth: Veritas.
105 3rd Ave. SW
Faribault, MN  55021
Phone:  507-334-3948
Fax:  507-334-3949