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.
Lower School participates in the Warriors Serve Program. The Warriors 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.