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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,900
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Independent Baptist Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1973

Student Body

Total Students
122 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
71%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Independent Baptist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants and three button pull over

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There is a discount for additional children.
Admissions Director
Andrew Fridenstine

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Independent Baptist Academy cost?

Independent Baptist Academy's tuition is approximately $5,900 for private students.

What sports does Independent Baptist Academy offer?

Independent Baptist Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.

What is Independent Baptist Academy's ranking?

Independent Baptist Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Least expensive tuition and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Independent Baptist Academy?

The application deadline for Independent Baptist Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
I would like more info on the school itself, tuition cost and deadlines for this coming school year
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,900
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Prince George's County, MD is $10,407 for elementary schools and $13,098 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Prince George's County, MD is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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