Developing the Mind of Christ in the Leaders of Tomorrow
First Baptist Academy is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of SW Broward in Cooper City, Florida. It is owned and operated by this church under the leadership of the pastor. The school firmly believes and teaches without apology all principles and doctrines found in the church's Statement of Faith which embraces the biblical, Baptist position.
With these beliefs in mind, First Baptist Academy believes that the Bible is the infallible, plenary, inspired Word of God and is the final authority of faith and practice; therefore, First Baptist Academy practices the exclusive use of the King James Bible in all classroom instruction, Bible memory, and chapel services. We believe in the importance of its influence in the lives of our students. This is why Scripture memory is required for each class. Each subject is biblically-integrated which gives principles for the students both to serve as a basis for knowledge and learned as a guide for further growth and strength. Because of our beliefs concerning the Bible, a chapel service is held every Friday for all grades. Each teacher and student is required to participate fully in all the services and functions of the chapel.
Colossians 1:18 says, "that in all things he (Jesus) might have the preeminence." The purpose of First Baptist Academy is not to offer an alternative to the government school system nor to provide only a private education. It is rather to provide a solid Christian education based upon God's Word in a loving atmosphere. FBA is not a corrective institution but is a preservative haven for today's children and youth. This is accomplished by allowing Jesus Christ to have the preeminence in the lives of all those who have a part in this ministry. Our goal, which is also the goal of Christian education, is to develop the mind of Christ by training students to serve Jesus Christ from the heart.
First Baptist Academy is a member of Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS). FACCS is an organization that an association for Christian schools, Christian colleges and universities, homeschool groups, and homeschool families. Started in 1968, it is the oldest, state-level association of Christian schools in the nation
Interested in FBA
As a private institution, First Baptist Academy reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining standards of conduct, dress, cleanliness and scholarship. All applicants seeking admission must secure an interview with the registrar, provide all forms of immunization, health and academic progress, and turn in the application form as well as any other forms required for admittance. The results of the above mentioned will be reviewed as the basis for which eligibility and availability for admission will be determined. It is the policy of the First Baptist Academy to require the parents and prospective students to be faithful members of First Baptist Church of SW Broward or a Bible-believing church of like faith before entry and during enrollment of the school year.
Each middle and high school student must be interviewed by the administrative staff to review character, performance, and academics before being accepted for enrollment in FBA. Acceptance will be based upon the discretion of the school principal.
A probationary period of six school weeks is applicable for all new students. First Baptist Academy reserves the right to review the conduct, scholastic achievement, and behavior of each child. To complete this trial period, the student must receive a satisfactory conduct evaluation. As a private, Christian institution, admission to First Baptist Academy is a privilege rather than a right. This privilege may be forfeited and enrollment terminated should a student, new or returning, fail to meet his or her responsibilities as stated in the policies and practices established by the Administration.
Entry to the school is obtained in the order as follows:
- Faithful members in good standing of First Baptist Church
- Students who are accepted for re-enrollment
- Prospective students on the waiting list
- Prospective students in the community
Fill out our Request Information Form online. The Admissions office will contact you and provide you with further information.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Carolyn Odom at 954-404-7706.
Steps for Admission
Follow the link, Online Admission, and Create an Account.
Complete the online application, turn in the needed health forms, and Pastoral Recommendation form (if required) and pay the $220 registration fee, refundable only if the student is not accepted by the school administration.
The office will call new families to meet with the administration for an enrollment meeting. New students in 7-12th grade must attend this meeting.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, in two semi-annual payments, or in 10 monthly payments. The Financial Administration can discuss how tuition payments will be made after acceptance into the school. Fees must be paid by July 1 of the upcoming school year.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
First Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnicity to all programs and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnicity in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Camp Dates for 2020: June 22 - August 7
FBA offers Summer Camp for children from ages 4-12 years old. Summer camp hours are from 9-4 daily. Early drop off is available starting at 7am.
Cost Information: Summer camp is $125 a week per child. There is also a daily rate of $30 a day for campers. Students that stay in summer camp between the hours of 4-6pm , in the "Aftercare program," are charged an extra $5 a day or $25 a week. Other additional costs include:
- Thursday Water Park: $10
- Friday Field trip: $15
Children will engage in daily devotions, crafts, sports, and even go off campus for skating, rodeo, museums, local attractions and more! Here is a list of our activities:
- Computer lab
- Forensic Science
- Science lab
- Weekly Water park visits
- Broward County Parks
- Field trips
To enroll in Summer Camp, please fill out the registration information and pay the registration fee of $100.
For more information, please contact the Summer Camp Director, Matthew Sibert.
Our school offers Varsity and Junior Varsity athletics. Each student, grades 3 through 12, is greatly encouraged to participate in the sports program. Students will be eligible to participate in athletics by maintaining good academics and a strong Christian Testimony. In the fall months, girls can play volleyball while the boys play flag football and in the winter months, both girls and boys can play basketball. The boys team will participate in a soccer league in November and December, and the girls will play soccer in January and February.
- 9:45 a.m. Sunday School - Classes for Children, Teens, and Adults
- 11:00 a.m. Morning Service
- 6:00 p.m. Evening Service
- 4:30 p.m. Teen Visitation
- 6:45 p.m. Teen Group, Master Clubs
- 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
- 9:45 a.m. Bus Visitation and Soul Winning