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Top 11 Questions for a Prospective Preschool

Preschool may be the first place your child experiences a school setting away from home. Choosing just the right environment for your little one is a top priority, and visiting the facilities in person is essential. There’s no better way to get a feel for the educators and the setting than to spend time there yourself. Here are 11 key …

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Play IS Learning: The Importance of Play to Kindergarteners

Play is an essential part of the way your child learns. In fact, for young children, learning is play! Play is not just for burning off extra energy so that they can focus on the lesson, (though that plays a part); it’s about learning through play. For children, play is about solving problems in the world around them and interacting …

Education Through the Lens of Scripture

This summer, FBA leaders: Dr. Ray Casey, Linda Shaw, Leigh Anne Bates, and Billy Fisher traveled to the Biblical Worldview Conference at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans where they learned from top experts how to further enhance the Academy’s approach to integrating and applying Scripture to all academic subjects.  Presenters included Dr. Glen Shultz of Kingdom Education Ministries, …

Enhancing Services for Students at FBA

In addition to FBA’s ACCESS (Academic Success) program of content support and small group instruction for student services, FBA is proud to be the first (and only) provider of NILD Educational Therapy in Southwest Florida. NILD therapists Jennifer Wilson and Amy Sommerville are trained to treat a student’s cognitive or perceptual deficits, not just their academic symptoms to develop strategic, independent …

Genius Hour – An Uncommon Opportunity

Known as “Passion Projects” or “20% time,” Google is credited for making “The 20% Project” what it is today.  They asked their employees to spend 20% of their work time on a pet project…anything. As a result of the 20% project at Google, we now have Gmail, AdSense, and Google News. Innovative ideas and projects are allowed to flourish and/or …

3 Steps to Healthy Brain Development in Kindergarten

More and more parents are putting an academic focus on their children’s earliest years. Science has shown us that 90% of a child’s brain develops by the age of five. “A newborn baby has all of the brain cells (neurons) they’ll have for the rest of their life, but what really makes the brain work—and enables us to move, think, …

Middle-School Class Size Matters, Research Shows

Middle school can be rough. Students in middle school are suddenly immersed in the perfect storm of adolescence, social challenges, and sometimes unsettling emotional swings. Add to that a higher level of academic pressure than most students have experienced before, and you have a recipe for a few very challenging years.  Did you know that your child’s class size can …

Life-Long Benefits of a Faith-Based Education

If you are considering investing in a faith-based education for your child, you may be wondering what the long-term benefits of such an education may be. Private Christian schools can be a significant financial investment, so how can you know your dollars have been well spent? Here are some potential benefits to consider: A Global Worldview A well-taught faith-based education …

5 Benefits of Christian Schools

What are the benefits of going to a Christian school? Before making such a significant investment, you may be wondering if it will be worth it for your family in the long-term. At First Baptist Academy, we take pride in offering uncommon opportunities that lead to unparalleled futures. Here are five benefits of Christian schools that you may not have …