Welcome to the Bethel Public Schools website.
We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make this site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students, and other members of our community. Consult the site for detailed information about curriculum, calendars, events, research links, and newsletters. It’s all here.
All five of Bethel’s public schools and athletic facilities are located in a beautiful 140-acre Educational Park near the geographical center of the community. The site is considered to be one of the most attractive and functional school complexes in this part of the nation. Parents find the proximity of the schools to be ideal for car-pooling, facilitating transitions between schools, and participating in the full scope of services offered by the school system. The park is the social and recreational center of the community.
Bethel is located just a few minutes east of New York State and 68 miles north of Manhattan, Bethel is distinctive in many ways. It is both one of the smallest and one of the newest (a mere 150 years old!) towns in western Connecticut. Home to Chocolate Lace and Duracell batteries, Bethel was once home to one of America’s most famous independent showmen, P.T. Barnum himself.
Crammed inside its 17 square miles are numerous eateries that attract large crowds each night. The Bethel Cinema, a renowned venue for offbeat and arts films, is a Fairfield County landmark. Historic Greenwood Avenue houses unique shops, is the locale for special events such as Community Market, Trick or Treating, a November Tree Lighting, the annual book fair and sales days. The Route 6 corridor, Clarke and Berkshire Business Parks serve as magnets for commercial ventures. Despite its timeless, small-town New England charm, this little gem of a town is part of thriving Fairfield County and is connected directly to Manhattan and Boston by a commuter rail line that goes right through downtown.