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The mission of First Baptist Christian Academy is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence with a biblical worldview.
FBCA accepts families of all faith. First Baptist Christian Academy is an extension of an evangelistic, Bible teaching church. The school seeks to assist parents who desire a Christian education for their children. One of the goals of the school is that each child come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to develop a living relationship with Jesus. Therefore, it is important that parents who wish to enroll their child understand and agree with this goal.
First Baptist Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist School (ACTABS). FBCA is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and the Texas Private School Association (TPSA).
The Truths of God’s Holy Word are woven into every class at every level at FBCA, not just in chapel and Bible class. All subjects reveal something about God, creation, mankind, moral order and purpose. FBCA examines the truths of these big ideas through biblical integration.
First Baptist Christian is a college preparatory day school enrolling students in PreK 3 through 12th grade. To qualify for our PreK 3 program children must be 3 years old by September 1 of the enrolling year.
The admission process is outlined under the Admissions tab.
New students generally are not enrolled after the first two weeks of school unless there are unusual circumstances that require special consideration.
Documentation and test score requirements are specific to the various grades. Please call the admissions office at 281-991-9191 if you wish to setup a tour with the admissions director.
Tuition is an investment in your child’s future. At FBCA, we attempt to be as transparent as possible regarding tuition, fees and other expenses, alleviating any hidden or unexpected costs.
When researching options for education you will want to consider not just the cost of tuition, but the total cost to attend the school.
Other expenses might include:
- lab and technology fees
- travel/field trip expenses
- athletic fees
- uniform requirements
- books and school supplies
- before and after school program fees
There are many opportunities to visit FBCA. Please check out our upcoming Preview Night, or you can schedule a tour during school hours with the Admissions Director. We look forward to meeting you!
Campus security is taken seriously. At the beginning of the school day, entrance to campus is limited to the main entrance in the each building. Upon arrival, all visitors are required to present a valid driver’s license to the receptionist. In partnership with the Pasadena Police department, a uniformed police officer is on campus daily as well as a security personnel monitoring the premise. Security cameras are also located throughout campus.
All teachers are dedicated Christian professionals and are fully qualified with State and/or ACSI certification. All have baccalaureate degrees and many have advanced degrees.
Yes! Our college advising staff assists all students in their collegiate pursuits. As a college preparatory, students begin preparation for post-secondary education in the 8th grade by practicing for the SAT and in 9-11th grade with PSAT/SAT/ACT test preparations and practice exams. Dual Credit is an option that provides qualifying Juniors and Seniors with the ability to earn a college credit and a high school credit for approved courses.
First Baptist Christian Academy believes that quality education includes the opportunity to participate in athletic programs. The athletic program is extracurricular only in the sense that student involvement is a voluntary privilege and requires an investment of considerable time outside the school day. Therefore, with these opportunities available, students are expected to represent the school as a part of the Christian community with exemplary behavior wherever they go, as the public will take notice.
- Boys – Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field
- Girls – Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis Golf, Track & Field
- Boys – Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Track & Field, Wrestling
- Girls – Cheer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis Golf, Swimming, Track & Field
Fine Arts program at FBCA provides opportunities for students in all grades to explore various aspects of the fine arts curriculum. We seek to instill in our students an appreciation of the fine arts and the desire to use their gifts all for the glory of God. FBCA’s fine arts education celebrates the unique God-given talents of our students and supports the mission of our school by training the next generation of artists to live Christ-centered lives while excelling in their chosen discipline.
Our classes are taught by highly trained and qualified teachers, who have a passion for what they do. Elementary students experience both Music/Band and Art each week. Our Jr. High and High School students choose from a variety of classes as an elective. They may choose from Art, Choir, Band and Theatre. Our students participate in several ACSI contests throughout the year, with several receiving top honors. Our Choir participates in the State TAPPS Choir Competition; they also travel to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall.
First Baptist Christian Academy does not have an organized special education program due to the lack of proper facilities for this need, adequately trained personnel, and the lack of funds necessary to provide this type of specialized education. It is our policy not to accept students needing this type of education since we cannot meet their needs. FBCA will work with students who may require speech therapy provided by the local school district.
At First Baptist Christian Academy our passion for well rounded education necessitates a host of extracurricular offerings at every grade level. Below is a list of some of our most popular programs and many athletic programs.
Football for 5th & 6th
Summer Sports camps
Track & Field
National Honor Society
Student Leadership Institute
Mu Alpha Theta
Quill and Scroll Society
Science national Honor Society
Boys – Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field
Girls – Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis Golf, Track & Field
Boys – Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Track & Field, Wrestling
Girls – Cheer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis Golf, Swimming, Track & Field
Students Kindergarten thru 12th grades in academics and athletics take local field trips to enrich classroom curriculum throughout the school year.
In addition to these local day trips, First Baptist Christian sponsors senior trips and other educational trips including mission trips outside of state of Texas.
Yes. Students are required to wear school appointed uniforms daily. Friday is spirit day and students may wear a school spirit shirt with jeans. Refer to the dress code section for more details.
Any FBCA shirt purchased through the school is allowed as well as current Friday shirts and previous year Friday shirts. Please check with Toni Shuman (secondary principal) or Cindy McDonald (elementary principal) if you have any questions.
Yes! We are happy to accommodate your busy schedule with before and after extended school care. Your child will be cared for in a well supervised area. Parents are billed for this extended care on a monthly basis and requires all students to be pre-registered.
Yes! Our clinic is staffed with a Registered Nurse throughout the school day. The nurse will provide first aid, administer prescribed medications, and assist students with chronic medical conditions as the need arises. The campus nurse can treat minor injuries and symptoms at school, but is not able to diagnose or prescribe medications to treat any illnesses.