Independent Baptist Academy

Established in 1973, Independent Baptist Academy is a ministry of Independent Baptist Church and is designed to meet the needs of Christian parents seeking a Christ-centered education for their children.
First, it is to teach our young people "how to live." The King James Bible is our standard and textbook in this area as we endeavor to build godly character by teaching our young people to be honest, hard-working, trustworthy, and obedient.
Secondly, we teach our young people "how to make a living." We strive for high academic standards and seek to provide our young people with the basic education they need by using a traditional classroom approach along with ABEKA and Bob Jones University curriculum and textbooks. Extra-curriculum in 3rd grade through high school includes: computer classes, choir, foreign language, physical education, art, elementary intramural sports, and junior high and high school sports competing against other Christian schools of like faith and practice.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
71%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Independent Baptist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and three button pull over)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,900
Tuition NotesThere is a discount for additional children.
Admissions DirectorAndrew Fridenstine

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Established in 1973, Independent Baptist Academy is a ministry of Independent Baptist Church and is designed to meet the needs of Christian parents seeking a Christ-centered education for their children. First, it is to teach our young people "how to live." The King James Bible is our standard and textbook in this area as we endeavor to build godly character by teaching our young people to be honest, hard-working, trustworthy, and obedient. Secondly, we teach our young people "how to make a living." We strive for high academic standards and seek to provide our young people with the basic education they need by using a traditional classroom approach along with ABEKA and Bob Jones University curriculum and textbooks. Extra-curriculum in 3rd grade through high school includes: computer classes, choir, foreign language, physical education, art, elementary intramural sports, and junior high and high school sports competing against other Christian schools of like faith and practice.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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My son attended IBA from the age of four through fifteen. The school and staff were a phenomenal blessing and we worked together. That said, If you are looking for a safe, family-like, Christian environment, and are willing to adhere to rules and guidelines, then I highly recommend IBA. My child`s fundamentals are sound and internal and external testing support that fact. Reluctantly for logistics we transitioned to a College Prep HS in the NOVA area. Not only did my child thrive, he received three offers, tuition assistance, and was recognized for his scholastic achievements his first year while taking AP and Honor courses. Thank you IBA.
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I would like more info on the school itself, tuition cost and deadlines for this coming school year
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This school has been a blessing for my family. The staff are friendly and truly Christ-centered. There are also knowledgeable and care for the students well-being.
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