News & Announcements

Now Enrolling for 2018-2019!

Interested in becoming a Bethlehem Academy Cardinal? Prospective students are encouraged to set up a SHADOW DAY to see for yourself what a great academic program in a faith-based environment can do for your educational, leadership, and spiritual growth. Please use the form found at this link: to sign up. Students ready to apply to be a Cardinal can apply using the Appy Online link on the left. Contact Kris Sauer, Director of Admissions, at or 507-334-3948 with any questions.

Returning students:  An email was sent to all parents by TADS with directions on how to re-enroll your student. Current information has been rolled into the new grade by TADS. Please login to your TADS account, confirm the accuracy of the information, and click “submit” to re-enroll. Thank you to those families who have already completed this process for next year!

Financial Aid Update
We are in the process of reviewing all financial aid applications submitted for the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition agreements will be sent out by May. Families who missed the February 23, 2018, aid deadline are encouraged to contact us at 507-334-3948 for further information.

More About Bethlehem Academy
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 faith-based 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.  We offer an Agricultural Science program and several advanced college preparatory courses, including AP courses and the opportunity to take University of Minnesota classes (earning up to 11 college credits) through the 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, and offers a unique "school within a school" model that allows students to learn in a card, personalized, student-centered environment.  

Our Admissions Process:
  1. Contact us to arrange a tour and informational meeting; schedule a Shadow Day @ or by phone/email.
  2. Ready to become a Cardinal? Click on the Apply Online link to begin the formal admissions application process.
  3. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, click on the Financial Aid link to complete an assessment through TADS.
  4. Complete a school records request form from your current school. Find the Records Request Form at the left. Submit the completed form to Bethlehem Academy for processing.
  5. You will receive notice of admission.
  6. Complete the enrollment process.
  7. Set up a tuition contract in TADS - this will include any financial aid, as applicable.
  8. Meet with guidance counselor to complete your class schedule.
Questions? Contact Kris Sauer, Director of Admissions, at or at 507-334-3948. We are here to help!

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
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