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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 265 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,825
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
265 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
First Baptist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition cost is inclusive of all fees
Admissions Director
Pat Ray


Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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.

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 265 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,825
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in St. Clair County, IL is $4,671 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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