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.

Admissions Policy

Each student will be accepted into our school based upon their previous academic, spiritual, and social records. Parents must be a faithful member of First Baptist Church or a church of like faith fully committed to our doctrinal position and ministry direction.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Carolyn Odom at 954-404-7706.

bigstock-Pupils-raising-hand-during-geo-83001707Steps for Admission

    1. Obtain registration packet from the school office or print off the forms below.

    2. Complete the registration packet, needed health forms, and Pastoral Recommendation form (if required) and return it to the office with $200 registration fee, refundable only if the student is not accepted by the school administration.

    3. 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 ethnic origin to all programs and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Re-Enrollment Form - Please fill out a copy of the re-enrollment form and turn into the office with the re-enrollment fee.

Admissions Forms

To apply to FBA, you may print and fill these forms out and bring them to your first meeting with the registrar.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

FBA offers Summer Camp for children in K4 through 6th grade. Children will engage in daily devotions, crafts, sports, and even go off campus for skating, rodeo, museums, local attractions and more!!

Summer Camp Information Flyer 

To enroll in Summer Camp, please fill out the following registration information and pay the registration fee of:

  • $25/Child in February or March
  • $50/Child in April
  • $75/Child in May
  • $100/Child June or July

Summer Camp Registration Form

For more information, please contact the school office at 954-404-7706.


Important Information for Our School Family


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.


Varsity Football


Ministry Contact

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Pastor Tom Odom - Principal Mrs. Carolyn Odom - Registrar

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Phone - 954.404.7706

Weekly Services


  • 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
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Service Times

Sunday:  9:45 a.m. Sunday School | 11:00 a.m. Morning Service | 6:00 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday:  6:45 p.m. Teen Group, Master Clubs | 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study