Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Welcome to Hillside Bethel Christian School, where little hearts and minds grow in faith and knowledge!

Our Christian preschool provides a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can learn and play, guided by experienced and caring teachers who love Jesus and love children.

Our program:
  • Offers a Christ-centered curriculum that integrates faith and learning;
  • Emphasizes social, emotional, cognitive and physical development;
  • Provides opportunities for exploration, creativity, and imagination;
  • Promotes values such as kindness, respect, honesty, and responsibility;
  • Celebrates each child's unique gifts and abilities;
  • Encourages family involvement and community outreach.

Our facilities:
  • Safe, clean, and well-equipped classrooms and play areas;
  • Outdoor playground and indoor gym;
  • Nutritious snacks;
  • Flexible scheduling options to fit your family's needs.

Our staff:
  • Certified and experienced director and teachers with a passion for Christian education;
  • Background checked;
  • CPR and First Aid trained;
  • Dedicated to building relationships with families and creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Open to students who have obtained 3 to 4 years old by September 1st of the school year;
  • Students are expected to be able to completely potty independently (although we understand accidents happen and we gladly support our students where they are in their development);
  • Half-day and full-day options available;
  • Affordable tuition rates with financial scholarships available;
  • Conveniently located in Decatur, Illinois with easy access from surrounding communities;

Come and see why Hillside Bethel Christian School is the best choice for your child's early education and spiritual growth. Schedule a tour, meet our staff, and receive more information by calling us or by completing "Plan A Visit" form through the link below. 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

Our preschool educational program is in session Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (September-May).  However, we are open from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM for additional childcare and educational opportunities.  Inquire about our preschool only and all-day enrollment options.

Hillside Bethel Christian School also offers a summer program (June-August)


Hillside Bethel Christian School is located on the campus of Hillside Bethel Ministries:

3575 E. Greenhill Road
Decatur, IL 62521

(217) 429-5590

Our preschool is locked during preschool hours and the entrance and surrounding building is camera-monitored. We ask for identification for anyone who comes to pick up your child in your absence. We practice fire, tornado and lockdown drills for an unforeseen event.