First Baptist Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students265 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade First Baptist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,825
Tuition NotesTuition cost is inclusive of all fees
Admissions DirectorPat Ray


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryTrack and Field,

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairview Heights
    Grades: PK-12 | 73 students
    2.6 miles
    5100 N Illinois St
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208
    2.6 PK-12
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-12 | 113 students
    6 miles
    219 West Main Street
    Belleville, IL 62220
    6 PK-12
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-12 | 48 students
    5.8 miles
    413 E Main St
    Belleville, IL 62220
    5.8 PK-12
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-K | 25 students
    3 miles
    2360 Country Rd
    Belleville, IL 62221
    3 PK-K
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-8 | 67 students
    3.1 miles
    2241 Country Rd
    Belleville, IL 62221
    3.1 PK-8

School Reviews

We have found a home at First Baptist Academy in O'fallon! We were looking for strong integration of Biblical truth throughout the curriculum and a caring faculty. This Christian school is filled with teachers and staff member that love the Lord, and lead by example. They are willing to go above and beyond for their students, to ensure they succeed. My daughter goes to school excited and feels loved by everyone there. Less than a year, I have seen her grow academically, spiritually, and emotionally. I recommend this school for so many reasons and I am grateful that God led me to FBA.
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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,252 for elementary schools and $12,267 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).