First Coast Christian School
- Top Ranked FL School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 577 students
- Yearly Tuition: $6,800
- Application Deadline: Aug. 15
- Source: Verified school update
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First Coast Christian School was founded in 1981 as a ministry of the formerly known Jacksonville Baptist Temple and was located on Beaver Street in Jacksonville, Fla. In 1985, the school moved, together with the church, to our present location on Blanding Boulevard. The church's name was changed to First Coast Baptist Church and the school was then named First Coast Christian School. In 1990, Dr. Verle Ackerman became the Administrator of the school and served in this capacity until 1997, when Mr. Morry Kemple was called to become the school's current Administrator. Under his leadership, the school saw remarkable growth and earned full accreditation through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Mr. Kemple retired in 2014 after many years of faithful service. Mr. Richard L. Spain Jr, is currently the School Administrator and has over 30 years of experience in Christian education. In 2001, the church called Reverend Richard Edwards as Pastor and President of the school.
- Mission Statement
- Male -52%, Female - 48%
- Caucasian - 47%, African American - 33%, Hispanic - 11%, Asian - 7%, Other - 2%
- Membership at First Coast Baptist Church: 7%
- FacultyThere are 45 faculty members. Thirty-three have taught at First Coast Christian School for 10 years or more. The student to faculty ratio is 14:1.
- For a complete list of the courses offered at our school, please click here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does First Coast Christian School cost?
First Coast Christian School's tuition is approximately $6,800 for private students.
What sports does First Coast Christian School offer?
First Coast Christian School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Softball and Volleyball.
What is First Coast Christian School's ranking?
First Coast Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for First Coast Christian School?
The application deadline for First Coast Christian School is Aug. 15.
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