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FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY

Life, Learning & Leadership


MISSION

OUR MISSION IS TO PARTNER WITH PARENTS TO DEVELOP STUDENTS WITH CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW, EQUIPPING THEM FOR LIFE, LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP. Our goal is that each student would be equipped to pursue God’s plan for his/her life while being salt and light in a decaying and lost world. Our core values of Truth, Family, Church, and Kingdom Education are central to the accomplishment of our mission. At First Baptist Academy we can say with confidence and integrity that we are committed to providing a rigorous, academic program of studies designed to challenge and prepare our students to serve in the Kingdom of God. Students are trained by highly qualified and gifted teachers to develop a personal biblical worldview that will enable them to think biblically and critically as they encounter new information and face life experiences. Training for leadership in the Kingdom is a life-long process of equipping the total child which begins with a transformed mind and heart. It is our prayer that FBA students be thoroughly equipped unto every good work.

“From attending First Baptist Academy, my children have a strong desire to learn with great enthusiasm, and truly look forward to the next day of school.” — ­ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT F B A L I O N S . O R G

Life

FBA encourages every student to have a personal relationship with Christ evidenced by a life surrendered to the will of God, directed by His Word and inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Learning

FBA understands that all truth is God’s Truth as revealed in His inspired, inerrant Word and His creation.

Leadership

FBA focuses on the demonstration of servant leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ.


COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMICS

OUR FACULTY OPERATES UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT EVERY STUDENT WILL GRADUATE FROM FBA AND ATTEND COLLEGE. The process of preparing a student for success at the college level begins in preschool. We are committed to excellence at every level of our PreK 3-12 grades. Our faculty operates under the assumption that every student will graduate from FBA and attend college. As a private, college preparatory, Christian school, we offer high school honors level and advanced placement courses with opportunities for dual enrollment. Grades K-12 are fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancEd. Our high school has enjoyed tremendous success and growth since its establishment in 2006. One hundred percent of FBA high school graduates who have applied have been accepted to college. Our graduates have been accepted to a variety of public and private institutions all over the nation and report they are well prepared for their college years. Our guidance department is dedicated to providing individualized attention and resources to every high school student to ensure correct high school course placement and acceptance into top ranking colleges.

“As a parent, knowing that my child is being challenged educationally while being taught the Christian values we teach at home is such a blessing.” — MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT F B A L I O N S . O R G

FBA CORE VALUE:

Truth

God’s truth is absolute and is revealed to man through creation, the Bible, and the person of His Son Jesus Christ.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” — ­2 TIMOTHY 3:16, 17


BALANCED WITH A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

OUR STUDENTS HAVE A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE OVER THEIR COLLEGE CLASSMATES AND FUTURE CO-WORKERS WHO DO NOT KNOW GOD OR HIS PROVISION AND HAVE NOT INTEGRATED GOD’S TRUTH INTO THEIR WORLDVIEW. Skeptics are often critical of our emphasis on biblical worldview, stating that it comes at the cost of strong academics. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our minds were designed by an all-knowing Creator, to function best when coupled with a close, intimate personal relationship with Christ. A biblical worldview affords us the opportunity to contextualize academics within a larger framework which brings meaning and purpose to the classroom and ultimately to life. At every level and in every subject our students learn God’s Truth is relevant to academics. God reveals His character and attributes in math, science, history, english, and in all subjects. Academics find a renewed relevance and permanence as it is given purpose and meaning within the Kingdom of Christ.

“FBA provides a safe and loving environment that truly enables us all to feel like family.” — PRESCHOOL PARENT

FBA CORE VALUE:

Family

God has given parents the primary responsibility of educating their children; therefore, FBA is committed to partnering with Christian families in this endeavor.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” —D ­ EUTERONOMY 6:5-7

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COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS

FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY HAS BEEN BLESSED TO ACHIEVE UNPARALLELED SUCCESS ON THE FIELDS OF COMPETITION. First Baptist Academy athletics offers professional coaching integrated with strong Christian values, allowing us to use the venue of sports “4HG” or “For His Glory.” Our varsity teams are fiercely competitive, claiming several district titles as well as advancing to the state level. At FBA, we believe our strong athletic program, builds competitive, Christian character athletes for the Kingdom of God. Presently, FBA fields teams in the following FHSAA interscholastic sports: Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Cheerleading and Cross Country.

“FBA teachers are nurturing and their love of God shows through every day. Their lessons are challenging and academically advanced.” — UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT

FBA CORE VALUE:

Church

FBA is dedicated to the local church and is committed to communicating clearly to our faculty, staff, and students the importance of active involvement in a Bible-believing local church.

“I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” — 2 TIMOTHY 3:15

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COMPELLING FINE ARTS

OUR FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT PROVIDES A MYRIAD OF OPPORTUNITIES TO SING, PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, SPEAK, ACT, DRAW, PAINT AND MORE. FBA CORE VALUE:

God has uniquely prepared every student for a specific task, and at FBA, there is no shortage of venues in which to sharpen their gifts and talents. Concerts, musicals, weekly chapels and other diverse opportunities are made available at FBA and through our partnership with the other ministries of First Baptist Church Naples. FBA’s Fine Arts program allows students to learn, participate, perform and compete. Fine Art students have successfully competed at Regional, State and National levels.

Kingdom Education “Kingdom Education is a life-long, Bible based, Christ-centered process of leading a child to Christ, building a child up in Christ, and equipping a child to serve Christ.” — ­SCHULTZ 2002, PG. 29

First Baptist Academy’s rich and diverse Fine Arts Program includes the following: Art and Music Classes PreK-Grade 12, Band, Pep Band, Steel Drums, Choir, Drama, Strings, Musicals, Visual Arts (Painting & Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Graphic Design, AP Studio Art) Worship Team, and Vocal Ensemble.

“The growth we have witnessed in our children by attending FBA has been nothing shy of amazing.” — HIGH SCHOOL PARENT

“That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.” — PSALM 78:6, 7

“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” — ­COLOSSIANS 1:28


FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY 3000 ORANGE BLOSSOM DRIVE NAPLES, FL 34109 P: 239.597.2233


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