First Christian Academy

  • Welcome to First Christian Academy.  First Christian Academy began in 1989, upstairs of a small Assembly of God Church in the SouthBelt area, This school was to be the first private school in Houston / Pasadena area -- not part of or church. Our second year we opened with 125 students.
  • It wasn't until March 2000, Finally, in 1999 First Christian Academy was able to purchase our first property. This property is located in the heart of Pearland. Two thirds of our students followed us to the new Pearland location. Many question, what makes FCA different from the rest of the public and other private schools According to the parents, the founders heart felt passion set the stage for a differant methodolgy of teaching and classroom teaching. They developed a unique methodology of the teaching. Its not the curriculum.....the curriculum is the tool in which the teacher uses to meet the students academic needs. We believe, God gives every child the ability to learn anything he/she desire.
  • The student may need to learn through a different means and they may possible need a different timeline in which to accomplish their goal but all can learn. Yes, some students will need to work harder for what they want.
  • The Teaching Staff of FCA are committed to be right there beside them, giving them the tools they need to accomplish the goals they have set. Students at First Christian Academy learn the art of diligences, pride and hard work.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) or (School of Tomorrow)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language Based / Mild Learning Differances
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students695 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade First Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score22
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Reuired Uniforms from Parker Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNatalie Anderson

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Volleyball, Winter TrackBalletBasketball,
BowlingDance,
VolleyballWinter Track,

School Notes

  • In order to provide a quality education for every student, we feel it is important to provide each student with a complete  Diagnostic Test  and evaluation covering all of the core subjects.  From the test scores the individualized curriculum plan is created. This curriculum plan makes it possible for each student to work one on one with the teacher to reach his/her academic goals.FCA has dotted around the globe leading and serving their world as physicians, lawyers, engineers, business leaders and entrepreneurs, pastors, teachers and missionaries. The biblical worldview and servant leadership principles they were taught at FCA is now influencing their generation. First Christian Academy has a long track record for academic achievement. Across the years, 98% of our graduates have been college bound. Routinely, First Christian classes score more than two years above national averages on standardized testing.The Leadership of First Christian Academy are a uniquely dedicated group of professionals dedicated to building a relationship and a bond with each student.  This bond between faculty and students is warm caring and supportive. So much more than instruction pours out from the inspiring lives of our teachers.

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  • Pearland
    Grades: NS-12 | 265 students
    1.6 miles
    3005 Pearland Parkway
    Pearland, TX 77581
    (281)485-6330
    1.6 NS-12
    265
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 363 students
    0.7 miles
    2213 Old Alvin Rd
    Pearland, TX 77581
    (281)485-2845
    0.7 PK-8
    363
  • Alvin
    Grades: PK-12 | 181 students
    8.4 miles
    1407 Victory Lane
    Alvin, TX 77511
    (281)331-0086
    8.4 PK-12
    181
  • Galveston
    Grades: PK-8 | 247 students
    34.8 miles
    720 Tremont St
    Galveston, TX 77550
    (409)765-9391
    34.8 PK-8
    247
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    Grades: K-12 | 895 students
    9.7 miles
    4800 W Main St
    League City, TX 77573
    (281)332-4814
    9.7 K-12
    895

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