For 40 years, First Baptist Academy has been a lighthouse in the downtown community preparing students for academic and spiritual success. FBA is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, and its Christ-centered focus, coupled with a rigorous academic curriculum and urban location, creates a learning environment unmatched by others. Students in PreK-12th grade have access to unique resources such as museums, performing arts centers, the Dallas Aquarium, and the Dallas Zoo.
Academically, FBA produces National Merit and Commended Scholars. FBA students have a high rate of acceptance to their first choice college or university. Students are given the opportunity to learn through technology in computer classes as early as PreK. Interactive learning, with the use of iPads and Smart Boards, opens a whole new classroom for students. Science labs provide a forum for performing an array of experiments, and iPads are available in the library for class projects.
As a continued mission to develop Christian scholars, students attend weekly chapels and daily Bible classes. Each spring, Middle and Upper School students participate in Interim Term Week. Middle School students attend a spiritual emphasis retreat and serve others by participating in mission projects. Upper School students have the freedom to choose from several mission and educational trips, both local and abroad. FBA’s Fine Arts program is diverse with classes and assignments that include drawing, photography, painting, pottery, band, choir, and theater. Each year students win local and national awards.
FBA students excel on the sports field as they do in the classroom. The Saints Athletic Complex is FBA’s 21-acre sports facility. The complex is home to FBA’s football field, baseball and softball fields, track, weight room, wrestling room and newly renovated gymnasium. The complex is just minutes from the school’s downtown location. FBA holds multiple district and state championship titles in football, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, track and field, wrestling, golf, and swimming.
FBA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Accrediting Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools.
Open House events, individual tours, and student shadowing are available. Please call today to schedule your time to come discover FBA.