First Baptist School

First Baptist School has been a vital part of the ministries of First Baptist Church since 1981.
It began as a Pre-Kindergarten program and has grown to include Wee Threes through Eighth Grade. FBS offers a full range of academic instruction based upon Christian principles.
Daily chapel services, Bible instruction, and caring, committed staff are hallmarks of First Baptist School.
Wee Threes and PreKindergarten offer all-day programs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday OR all day programs Monday through Friday both with After School Care offered at no additional cost until 5:45pm.
After School Care is offered to any enrolled student until 5:45pm for students with working families needing care after school.
Kindergarten through Eighth grade are instructed by certified teachers.
Small classes afford ample opportunity for one on one interaction with teachers and staff.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 31 / Jun. 30
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
122 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
First Baptist School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
See Student Handbook

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
May. 31 / Jun. 30
Tuition Notes
$400 MWF Wee3\'s & PreK $550 M-F Wee 3\'s & PreK $365 K-3rd $410 5-8th per month Aug thru May
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Martha Pietro
Admissions Associate
Mary Sleeth


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Communications Club, Gardening, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Choir, Drama, Praise Band

School Notes

  • First Baptist School is a Christ-centered school located in the rural town of Caldwell, Texas with a population of 4,315. First Baptist School was established in the fall of 1981 as a Pre-Kindergarten program. The school has experienced tremendous growth over the last 40 years. Kindergarten was added in 1984, and a first grade in 1985. In 1986, a second grade, a Wee 3 class, and another class of Pre-Kindergarten was added. Third, fourth, and fifth grades were added in 1990, 1991, and 1992 respectively. Sixth through eighth grades were added in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
  • Due to generous support and the endowment donations, Phases 1 and 2 of the school building project were completed. In October 2008, First Baptist School moved into the current building. Funds are being donated to allow for completion of Phase 3. First Baptist School does offer its staff : an integrated curriculum that builds from year to year, smaller class ratios, engaged stakeholders that are passionate about children, and learning in a caring, loving, but challenging environment.
  • The past 3 years have been a new journey for First Baptist School as we welcomed a new Administrator, navigated through the Covid pandemic, and the retirement of the First Baptist Church pastor of 26 years. Change has been inevitable, but First Baptist School has stepped up to the challenge. Currently, students are on campus with the ability to go virtual as needed. Even with all the unknowns, First Baptist School continues to embrace each challenge in its quest to academic and spiritual excellence as we seek to train, equip, and educate our students to impact the world for Christ.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of First Baptist School?
The acceptance rate of First Baptist School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.
Does First Baptist School offer a summer program?
Yes, First Baptist School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does First Baptist School offer?
First Baptist School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for First Baptist School?
The application deadline for First Baptist School is May. 31 / Jun. 30.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 31 / Jun. 30
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Texas is $10,704 for elementary schools and $12,115 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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