Welcome to Bethlehem Academy!
Bethlehem Academy is a grade 6-12 Catholic middle and high school with a proud heritage of educating students in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition since 1865. Strong academics, a faith-based environment, and multiple opportunities across a variety of athletics and co-curricular activities empower our students to find their spark and reach their potential. Steeped in the Dominican Pillars of community, prayer, study, and ministry, our students are prepared for a future beyond the halls of Bethlehem Academy. We invite you to find out more!

Future Cardinal Shadow Days
Want to know what it’s like to be a Bethlehem Academy Cardinal? Join us for a Shadow Day and experience all that a Catholic school has to offer. Prospective students entering grades 6-12 will be paired with a student host sharing similar interests (favorite classes, activities or sports). Attend classes, meet teachers and students, and enjoy a complimentary homemade lunch.

2018-2019 dates are as follows, with individual shadow dates welcome through May 17, 2019:

  • November 28, 2018          Fall Shadow Day (+ DMCS Grade 5)​​​​​
  • December 3, 2018            St. Mary's Shadow Day
  • December 5, 2018            Fall Shadow Day
  • January 29, 2019              Friends, Cousins, Siblings Shadow Day (Catholic Schools Week)
  • February 21, 2019           
  • March 13, 2019                Winter/Spring Shadow & Revisit Days
  • April 10, 2019                  
Start your Cardinal adventure here: Shadow Day Sign Up.

Questions? Contact Kris Sauer, Director of Admissions, at admissions@bacards.org or 507-334-3948, x206

Our Admissions Process:
  1. Contact us to arrange a tour and informational meeting
  2. Schedule a Future Cardinal Shadow Day
  3. Ready to become a Cardinal? Click on the Apply Online link on the left to begin the admissions application process.
  4. Complete a records request form from your current school using the Records Request Form at the left. Submit the completed form to Bethlehem Academy for processing. Please note that applications cannot be reviewed until this information is received.
  5. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, click on the Financial Aid link on the left to complete an assessment through TADS. 
  6. You will receive notice of admission, once student records have been received and your application has been reviewed.
  7. TADS will send a welcome email with information on how to complete the enrollment process.
  8. Set up a tuition contract in TADS - this will include any financial aid, as applicable.
  9. Sign up for one of our class registration dates to meet with guidance counselor to complete your class schedule

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