Elfers Christian School

Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Elfers, FL, ECS was established in 1987 as a traditional K-12 school.
With an average enrollment of 235 the school has an open, evangelical mission enrollment to the community at large and serves Christian families from over 45 local churches.
The High School offers Honor Track classes, FL Virtual School electives and College Dual Enrollment. FBCE also sponsors EC-Preschool serving 1 year olds through 4 year olds with a VPK program. Call our offices to set up a visit to tour the campus.
We would love to have you visit and find out why children "Soar like Eagles" at ECS.

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Elfers Christian School places among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students290 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Elfers Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared button down or polo shirt. Blue/black/khaki pants or shorts. Students may wear jeans.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,000
Tuition Notes$4950 - K thru 5th $5050 - 6th thru 8th $5350 - 9th thru 12th
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRichard (Rick) Robertson, Jr., Principal
Admissions AssociateCindy Morelli, Admin/Guidance


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
HS Praise Team, Vocal Ensemble

School Notes

  • For initial screening for academic eligibilty to enter a grade level, the parent must secure parent copies or school copies of the following and bring them to the tour/interview or submit them with the application for consideration: A) 2 previous years of Report Cards, includes current year, B) 2 previous standardized test scores. They may be either the FCAT, SAT, ITBS, CAT or other end-of-year achievement test administered in recent years, C) copies of ANY AND ALL IEP's, ESE, Gifted or classroom accommodation requirements from previous schools. Behavioral eligibilty will be determined via interviewing the parents and student. References and contacts from previous or current school shall include teacher, guidance, principal, coaches or instructional staff.  Disciplinary records which include any suspensions or probations will be requested from the school or parents can bring copies to the Principal's interview for review and consideration. Middle and high school students are interviewed as individuals prior to acceptance.  MS/HS students are welcome to provide references from youth pastors, coaches and other social mentors.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
Both my son and daughter attend E.C.S. The Elementary and Highschool are well-run, and serve the students well. Administration is strong and financially the school is in a good place since 2012. The teaching staff has almost no turn-over year to year. The board has made major improvements to the physical/cosmetic structures and the grounds on-campus in the last 3 years. There is no perfect school, but ECS is money well spent. Every dollar to the school is used to improve things for the students. Elfers has been blessed for many years now.
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I graduated from ECS in 2014, and I have to say that my experience overall was positive. The staff is really good, although their backgrounds vary quite a bit. You can have one teacher who is more centrist and religiously more liberal (think Pentecostal/Charismatic) and then a straightforward Baptist Fundy, all the way to a Right-wing conservative Reformed 5-pointer. I started in 7th, and I would say the MS and HS weakness is elective choices and science. Strengths are good sports, History, Bible and English. There are some great teachers that prepared me for University.
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As a family we have been very blessed by the education our children have received at ECS. One of our children began attending ECS in her 2nd grade year and is about to enter 9th grade. Two of our children started in 6th grade; one is about to be a junior and the other a senior. Each of our kids love ECS and have never considered attending school elsewhere. The teachers are all quality educators and the staff maintains a great set of standards in regards to what is expected of the students. As a family we highly recommend ECS to families who are looking for an option other than public school for their children.
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Elfers christian school was the best thing I did for my kids. Great education , wonderful staff , I feel they are safe environment. I plan to keep theem their until they graduate . It's a great place for my kids and I recommend this school to future students.
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I have three of my children enrolled in Elfers. It is amazing to me how heartfelt these teachers are. This isn't just a job ! They have a passion! They have great communication with me. Which is extremely important when it comes to their academics. My children aren't just another student in that school. I appreciate the over and beyond teaching measures. I highly recommend this school ! And it's even better that is is K to 12.
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In a time when it is scary to send a child to school, I have confidence that my children are educated and cared about to the highest standard. The teachers enjoy their jobs and truly want to see my children excel. Then, the help they get with scholarships for their future is truly a blessing.
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My kids have both attended Elfers Christian School and I cannot thank the faculty and staff enough for the academic and spiritual training they provided my children. The time and dedication that each of the ECS employees put in is immeasurable. This is because they are not just staff members, they are mentors as well.A little background, my son started at ECS in third grade and graduated in 2015 as Class Valedictorian. My daughter, who will graduate in May is her class' Salutatorian. We are very proud of our kids, and I know if we had sent them to a public school, they would never have reached their full potential.There are great sports, clubs, and other activities afforded to middle and high school students. So, if you're looking for the right school to place your child, look no further than Elfers Christian. Not only is it very affordable, it's also a place of positive spiritual and academic growth. Thank you!
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My two daughters attend Elfers Christian. My 11 year old has been enrolled since she was in daycare at 18months and has been through Elementary.Now on to the 6th grade (middle school) The caring & loving facility and teachers is one of the many reason I chose to keep my children at Elfers year after year! They keep in good contact with the parents & I never have to worry about their safety. Elfers takes learning & safety seriously and that`s worth every cent spent . Elfers is not just a wouderful school, it feels like family!!
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ECS is an excellent school! I have 2 girls at ECS, one will be a senior and has attended ECS from preschool and the other is an elementary student. Both have excelled academically, socially and spiritually through the help and support of the teachers and staff at ECS! Putting your child in a private Christian School is a sacrifice financially for families, but we feel it is worth every penny! It is for sure an investment into our girls lives today and for what they will bring to their communities in the future!
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