First United Methodist Christian School

First United Methodist Christian School is a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Homestead whose mission is to provide affordable, quality, developmentally age-appropriate, academically challenging educational learning experiences for preschool, elementary, and middle school students in a Christian context within the greater Homestead community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationMethodist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1953
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students257 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade First United Methodist Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki or Navy pants and Polos)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,000
Tuition NotesThis is the average cost; it varies less for younger children and higher for older students.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateAnnette Bonilla


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballMartial Arts,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
National Junior Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

The First United Methodist Christian school staff is highly trained and qualified and provides a loving environment and education with a heart for Christ. We are accredited through ACSI. We view the school as a partnership with the home in the God-commissioned responsibility of teaching children. We believe that a superior program for young children views them as "whole persons".  Our school provides an active, challenging environment under the leadership of loving, dedicated, well-qualified Christian instructors. 


  • Support parent values 
  • Provide a consistent Godly example
  • Provide high quality teaching and learning experiences  
  • Provide balanced cocurricular and extracurricular opportunities
  • Provide a safe, clean, prosocial learning environment that attends to the learning domains
  • Assist students in the discovery of life purpose

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    1.3 miles
    17105 SW 296th Street
    Homestead, FL 33030
    (305) 246-8608
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    2.5 miles
    20130 Sw 304th Street
    Homestead, FL 33030
    (305) 248-2308
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    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: K-12 | 174 students
    2.1 miles
    17700 Sw 280th St
    Homestead, FL 33031
    (305) 247-7399
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  • Homestead
    Grades: PK-K | 55 students
    2.8 miles
    15395 Sw 288th Street
    Homestead, FL 33033
    (305) 246-5315
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    Grades: PK-8 | 142 students
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    Homestead, FL 33030
    (305) 247-5445
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  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Amazing teachers and excellent school! So glad we found this school.
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We couldn't be happier here, our children love it!!! The teachers and staff go above and beyond, a wonderful learning environment!
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Love the school! Excellent teachers.
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The Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty. The school campus is beautiful, especially the new library. I highly recommend this school, my daughter has attended this school for four years now and I am very impressed with the results.
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