Welcome To Lower School

Mary White, M. Ed.

Mary White, M. Ed.

Primary and Lower Schools Principal

"We love the sense of community"

"We love that FBA develops young leaders & difference makers who will go out in the world to be a light for the Kingdom of God!"

Kelle Lambert,
Lower School Parent

FAQ

What is the environment like in Lower School?

The children feel safe, as security is paramount at First Baptist Academy. The Lower School has high parent involvement as the faculty and staff work hard to develop the whole child. There is a delicate balance between academics, spiritual, and social emotional growth.

Which grades fall under Lower School?

The Lower School includes Bridge Kindergarten - 4th Grade.

What are school hours?

School begins promptly at 7:45AM and ends at 3:15PM.

Is before or after school care provided?

FBA offers an after school program called Encore for students in Bridge Kindergarten - 8th grade.

Are personal devices allowed on campus?

Students are allowed to carry personal devices but keep them off and in their bag during the school day.

Does the Lower School participate in community service?

Lower School participates in the Warriors Serve Program. The Warrior Serve program mobilizes our students to serve in their neighborhood, community, church body, and our school to meet the needs of others. Each grade level has a minimum hour requirement to complete by the end of the school year. Some service opportunities are given in school but also encouraged outside of the school day.

Which enrichment classes are offered in Lower School?

Art, music, Spanish, technology, PE, and library.

What does the Fine Arts program offer?

Lower School students have several opportunities to showcase their fine arts in the Christmas and spring productions, cameos in the Middle School Fine Arts Ceremonies, and sharing music and songs with the community on Community Service Day. More information here.

Interested in checking out some of our student's incredible artwork? Click here to see what they have been working on!

What is ESPN?

ESPN (Elementary Sports Program Network) is an organized sports association for students Bridge Kindergarten through 5th Grade. They are able to compete against other private schools in the area and are coached by parent volunteers.
More information on ESPN here.

How is technology integrated?

Students have weekly technology lessons in the tech lab or in their classroom. Our technology integrationists work closely with teachers to enhance their lessons with the most current apps and websites.

What is Math In Focus?

Math In Focus is based on the framework developed by the Singapore Ministry of Education. It draws on best practices from around the world and highlights problem solving as the focus of mathematical learning. A key differentiator for Singapore math is its focus on attitudes and metacognition. In order for students to excel, they must develop positive attitudes about math, have the confidence to persevere, and develop the ability to monitor their own thinking. Numbers and symbols can be confusing when you don't have a grasp of what they actually mean. Singapore math teaches concepts using a concrete–pictorial–abstract learning progression to anchor learning in real-world, hands-on experiences.