First Baptist Christian Academy

  • We believe in Christian education of the "total" child through the use of Biblical guidance and academic/developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Children are taught the love of God through our actions toward each other.
  • Bible stories, prayer time, and songs about Jesus are woven into daily classroom activities. Students build on concept formation through learning, problem-solving, logical thinking, and imagination.
  • A Biblical approach to character development is utilized, focusing on self-awareness, cooperative behavior, responsibility, and self-confidence.

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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 Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students214 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade First Baptist Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki and Navy pants/skirts and White, Yellow or Navy polo style shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,100
Tuition NotesFirst Baptist Christian Academy also offers extended care from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm for added convenience.
Admissions DirectorPaul Pucciarelli
Admissions AssociateKristal Medlin

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Infants-Twos:  
  • In house curriculum with Biblical themes such as:  Creation, I am Special, Being a Helper, Jesus is the Reason, Animals, Jesus is AliveCenter time every day to develop fine and gross motor skills as well as social interaction.Memory verses and songs are taught with each theme.Hands on art projection and learning of letters and numbers. 
  • Threes:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Phonics- ABeka- Letter recognition and exposure to sounds of the letters. Themes are taught with the Bible lesson and the letter of the week.
  • Center time every day to develop fine and gross motor skills as well as social interaction.
  • Numbers- ABeka along with manipulatives and creative ideas from the teachers 
  • Fours:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Phonics- ABeka- Letter recognition and exposure to sounds of the letters. Themes are taught with the Bible lesson and the letter of the week.
  • Center time every day to develop fine and gross motor skills as well as social interaction.
  • Math- McGraw- Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities and technology
  • Science- Hands on experiments and projects
  • Bonus activities- Recess, Creative Arts, Library, Technology 
  • Kindergarten:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Language Arts- Imagine It curriculum- Phonics and basic reading skills (Big Books as well as take home booklets)
  • Math-  McGraw-Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities, & technology
  • Science/History- ABeka along with hands on activities and projects
  • Specials- P.E., Music, Art, Computer, Library  
  • First Grade:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Language Arts- Imagine It curriculum (McGraw-Hill Publication)- Phonics and basic reading skills (Big Books, as well as take home booklets)
  • Math-  McGraw-Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities, & technology
  • Science/History- ABeka along with hands on activities and projects
  • Specials- P.E., Music, Art, Computer, LibraryEnrichment-Spanish  
  • Second Grade:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Language Arts- Imagine Itcurriculum (McGraw-Hill Publication)- fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poems, and cross-curricular reading
  • Math-  McGraw-Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities, & technology
  • Science/History- ABeka along with hands on activities and projects
  • Specials- P.E., Music, Art, Computer, LibraryEnrichment-Spanish  
  • Third Grade:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Language Arts- Imagine Itcurriculum (McGraw-Hill Publication)- fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poems, cross-curricular reading, and chapter books
  • Math-  McGraw-Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities, & technology
  • Science/History- ABeka along with hands on activities and projects
  • Specials- P.E., Music, Art, Computer, LibraryEnrichment-Spanish  
  • Fourth Grade:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Language Arts- Imagine Itcurriculum (McGraw-Hill Publication)- fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poems, cross-curricular reading, and chapter books
  • Math-  McGraw-Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities, & technology
  • Science/History- ABeka along with hands on activities and projects
  • Specials- P.E., Music, Art, Computer, LibraryEnrichment-Spanish  
  • Fifth Grade:  
  • Bible- ABeka- Memory verses and Bible stories that are integrated into the whole curriculum.
  • Language Arts- Imagine Itcurriculum (McGraw-Hill Publication)- fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poems, cross-curricular reading, and chapter books
  • Math-  McGraw-Hill My Math with manipulatives, hands on activities, & technology
  • Science/History- ABeka along with hands on activities and projects
  • Specials- P.E., Music, Art, Computer, LibraryEnrichment-Spanish 
  • Sixth  - Eighth Grade:    
  • Bible-Bible Truths (Bob Jones University),
  • 7th & 8th - ACSI Joseph; BJU Life of Christ
  • Reading (iBooks): The Original Adventures of Hand the Cow Dog-Mystery, Number the Stars-Historical Fiction, C.S. Lewis-Biography, Voyage of the Dawn Treader-Fantasy.  
  • 7th Reading:  The Cay, The City of Ember, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Hush
  • 8th Reading:  The Giver, Gifted Hands, The Hobbitt, Poetry Unit
  • English/Grammar-ABeka
  • History-BJU Press (Bob Jones University)
  • Science-Christian Schools International (SCI)
  • 7th Grade-Life Science
  • 8th Grade-Physical Scinece (Honors)
  • Math-Glencoe Math
  • 7th Grade-Pre-Algebra
  • 8th Grade-Algebra 1 (Honors)
  • Journalism
  • Electives-Band, Spanish, Chorus  
  •  Two teachers per classOne teacher and shared assistantInfants - 7 children per classThrees - 12 children per classOnes - 8 children per classFours - 15 children per classTwos - 12 children per classKindergarten - 18 children per classFirst - Eighth Grade - One teacher per 22 childrenApproximate Class SizeClass OptionsThe following class options are available:Infants - 2 years 2 day program (Tuesday, Thursday)Infants - 2 years 3 day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)Infants - 2 years 5 day program (Monday-Friday)K-3 5 day program: (Monday-Friday)K-4 5 day program: (Monday-Friday)K-5 5 day program: (Monday-Friday)First through Eighth Grade (5 day program: Monday-Friday)
  •  Fine ArtsIn addition to art and music which is part of our daily activity at First Baptist Brandon Christian Academy, we have the privilege of including fine arts as part of our program.
  • Children will explore the world of fine arts through special music, art, and creative story times. This program presents a wonderful opportunity for creative expression through music, drama, art, puppetry, etc. in a Christian setting.
  • We are excited to offer this important and enjoyable aspect of learning. For those interested in pursuing additional art and/or music instruction, please contact the School of Fine Arts through our Music Ministry.ChapelStudents in K-3 through 8th grade attend Chapel services weekly in the Sanctuary. The services include singing, student presentations, and a teaching time. Guest speakers are often brought in to share with the students. We normally have a theme each month which is reinforced in classroom activities. Chapel service also provides a time for recognition of students who have demonstrated Christ-like behaviors or Fruit of the Spirit as identified by their teachers.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brandon
    Grades: NS-12 | 151 students
    1.2 miles
    1118 N Parsons Ave
    Brandon, FL 33510
    (813)654-4936
    1.2 NS-12
    151
  • Brandon
    Grades: PK-8 | 390 students
    2.1 miles
    2102 Bell Shoals Road
    Brandon, FL 33511
    (813)689-9183
    2.1 PK-8
    390
  • Brandon
    Grades: PK-11 | 208 students
    1.4 miles
    402 E Windhorst Rd
    Brandon, FL 33510
    (813)689-6133
    1.4 PK-11
    208
  • Odessa
    Grades: K-12 | 93 students
    23.9 miles
    19521 Michigan Ave
    Odessa, FL 33556
    (813)792-1825
    23.9 K-12
    93
  • Seffner
    Grades: PK-12 | 736 students
    4.3 miles
    11605 US Hwy 92 E
    Seffner, FL 33584
    (813)626-0001
    4.3 PK-12
    736

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