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 Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, we have been following the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service for over 150 years. Offering an in-person experience for 2020-2021, we THANK YOU for your interest in our school.

Experience an education with purpose! At Bethlehem Academy, students achieve academically, grow spiritually, and learn to lead lives of service to others. Learn in small classes taught by teachers committed to your personal, spiritual, and academic success and explore leadership opportunities in a variety of settings outside the classroom.

Start your Cardinal journey below: 

- Inquire -

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

Experience our Virtual Fall Open House. Click HERE to watch presentations from President/Principal Mindy Reeder, current students and high school and middle school faculty about the great things happening for students in Grades 6-12. 

Contact the Admissions Office with questions or to set up a meeting.

- Visit -
On Campus Family Tours
Ready to come and see things firsthand? Contact us to set up an on-campus family tour led by one of our student ambassadors. Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 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.  

Future Cardinal Shadow Days

We are currently offering limited shadow day opportunities. Please click here to sign up and see what it's like to be a Cardinal! In the meantime, we invite you to watch the video below to hear from current students what they love about attending Bethlehem Academy:

Or, click
here to view our Day in the Life video. Created the fall of 2019 by
Haley Lang ('20) in our Marketing Independent Study class, it offers a great sense of what it’s like to walk the halls as a Cardinal - just imagine everyone wearing masks! 
#faithandfamilies #TogetherWeFly

- 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. Request your scholar's math teacher fill out this recommendation form. Please note that applications cannot be reviewed until school records and this information 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: 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