Our academy was founded by concerned and loving parents who realized that their children were spending over thirty hours a week in an environment contrary to the beliefs of their families and their church. Their concern was not just a matter of education, it was a matter of belief, lifestyle, and character development; more than simple academics, the question centered on the morality of those who were teaching and influencing their children. The great desire of that group of parents was that the character, beliefs, work ethic, morals, and religious ideals of the home and the church would match up with the environment of the children during their thirty hours a week in school. In 1989, that group of parents founded Faith Baptist Academy. For many years, it has been our goal to fulfill the Scripture; "...a threefold cord is not quickly broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:12) If we can get the home, church, and school to team up with the same beliefs and value system, the hope of the children will increase dramatically.
The teachers in our school are not only active members of our church but they are doctrinally, socially, and morally aligned with the parents who attend Faith Baptist. Because of all of these things, Faith Baptist Academy is a closed school, reserved for those who are faithful members of Faith Baptist Church.
The book of Proverbs states that "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." The aim of education ought to be the development of wisdom and understanding. The Academy curriculum is comprised of the common coursework as well as daily Biblical instruction. Standardized testing routinely reveals students at least one grade level above national norms.
All of the teachers have earned, as a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree. They have been chosen for their academic ability as well as their Christian character. Teachers do not just teach subjects, they exemplify the successful Christian life. Students not only see their teachers at school, they observe their teachers serving in the church.
Students experience an atmosphere of peace and virtue. Respect in the classroom, a quiet work environment, and moral conversation all foster an environment that is conducive to learning. Students enjoy an atmosphere free from immorality.
If the "proof of the pudding is in the eating," as the saying goes, then the graduates of the Academy are proof enough. Over 90% have gone on to higher education. Almost 95% still faithfully attend and serve in a local church. Many have entered Christian ministry as a career and most are leading happy, productive lives, serving the Lord.
Believing athletics not only reveals character, but also builds character. Students engage in inter-school athletics beginning in the 7th grade. Partnering with our church, intramural athletics are available for the elementary. All grades engage in physical education throughout the week.
Keeping students abreast of the information technology is a priority at the Academy. Graduates will have mastered keyboarding, use of the Microsoft Office products, and graphic design with the Adobe products. The senior class designs and creates the annual yearbook. Many graduates have found employment in graphic design after completing this coursework.
Psalm 127:3 states, "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD." The purpose of Faith Baptist Academy is to assist you in rearing your most precious possession - your children. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we may be of assistance.