First Baptist Academy

Tel: (618)726-6040
Grades: K-12 | 195 students
First Baptist Academy provides a Biblically-based, student-focused, academically-challenging, and culturally-relevant educational environment. Designed to develop the entire child to his/her God-ordained potential, First Baptist Academy teaches to the four developmental domains—providing spiritual truth, intellectual stimulation, social activities consistent with Christian values, and physical exercise in a loving and disciplined environment. First Baptist Academy’s staff commits to educating the whole child with excellence, by focusing on individual needs while laying a strong moral and spiritual foundation. .

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 195 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade First Baptist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $4,250
Tuition Notes Tuition cost is inclusive of all fees
Admissions Director Pat Ray


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Believing that God’s Word is the basis for all truth, we strive to integrate Biblical principals with academic knowledge. First Baptist Academy’s staff recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children and encourages close partnerships between parents and school personnel in every phase of the student’s development.  Parents and teachers work in concert to guide the child in developing his/her abilities.
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