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Fast Facts

Founded: 1910
Students Enrolled: Approx. 250
Student-Teacher Ratio: 15-1
Grades: Preschool – 8th
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran


Welcome to the online home of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School. Located in Kennewick, Washington, we strive to ensure that our preschool through eighth grade students are well-prepared for high school and beyond. Our students graduate ready to achieve academically, athletically, personally, and most importantly, with a love for God and for all of His children. 

Please view the pages within our website, and get to know us better. Find out more about us, and visit us online often to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Bethlehem Lutheran.

Message from Our Pastor & Our Principal

Welcome to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School. Established in the Tri-Cities in 1910, “BL” has a long tradition of making disciples of Jesus Christ within our caring Christian family setting. Our mission, in short, is to share God’s unchanging Word in a changing, uncertain world.   

Families who come to Bethlehem church and school talk about the sense of family and community they experience here. People of all ages have been touched by Bethlehem in some way or another! We invite you to get to know our church and school ministries on our website or to stop by for a visit. 

Please find out more about Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and explore Bethlehem Lutheran School.    


Pastor Mark Bertermann
Principal Eric Haan 

Latest News
Days for Girls Kits

Our Days for Girls kits were such a success at Fountain of Hope Church and School that our sewing group has a request for 100 more kits. Read more>>>

L.E.S.T. Goody Bags

We want to send our L.E.S.T. participants in fifth through eighth grade off with our best wishes. Read more >>>

Spirit Wear Orders

BLS spirit wear orders are due in the school office by Tuesday, February 3. Read more >>>

Parking Lot Caution

We have had a report of a possible dangerous situation in our parking lot when we dismiss the students from school. Read more >>>

BLSEF Evening of Entertainment

The BLSEF and Thrivent-sponsored event, an Evening of Entertainment, will be on Saturday, April 18. Read more >>>

National Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools Week is January 25 through January 31, 2015. Read more >>>

Eagles' Closet

Eagles’ Closet will be open again on January 29 and 30, 2015.  Read more >>>

Vision Testing

Columbia Point Vision will once again provide vision testing for our students in preschool through 8th grade. Read more >>>

January Theme

The theme for the month of January in our integrity program is “Build each other up.” The bible verse is: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing - 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

LEST Information

Please check out our LEST page for information on our upcoming event February 12-14, 2015, at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.