First Methodist School has provided a consistent, quality education since 1973 to children in Bartow and surrounding areas.
FMS has operated under the guidance of the same Director/Principal since its beginning.
FMS is located in the safe, clean environment of the FUMC Educational Building.
FMS enjoys a family atmosphere where parents are encouraged to participate in all activities.
FMS students, staff and families have the comfort and benefit of the Pastor of FUMC who is on the premises and participates in the school through monthly Chapel services and several Church/School Sunday services throughout the year.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 187 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
187 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
First Methodist School Inc. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(school shirt and solid color bottoms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by age/grade. Please call for information
Admissions Director
Jackie Stoltz
Admissions Associate
Becky Harrelson

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 187 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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