Grandparents’ Day

Written by: Linda Shaw Click HERE to see photos from Grandparents’ Day Grandparents’ Day 2019  was a red, white and blue celebration! With this year’s event so close in proximity to Veteran’s Day, a feature Wall of Honor was added in the Commons lobby, displaying photographs of FBA grandparents to recognize their military service. Over 250 grandparents converged on our …

Boosterthon

Click HERE to see photos from the Fun and Color Runs FBA families – THANK YOU for your support of this year’s Boosterthon. Because of you, we raised a record total of more than $26,000, significantly exceeding our goal. A big thank you to TAPT and all of our volunteers for their tireless work to make this year a success. …

Sea Camp

FBA Sea Camp has been a 7th-grade FBA tradition for many years and is a favorite memory of our Lions. Students spend three days in Key Largo at Marine Lab Key Largo exploring Florida’s unique marine ecosystems. Students understand the important role of protecting the world the Creator has entrusted to humanity and the intricacies of Florida’s surrounding habitats – …

Salute to Service Football Game

This Fall FBA was able to hold the first annual “Salute to Service” football game vs CSN. The exciting night honored our local first responders as well as men and women who have served or are still serving in our United States Military. Honorary captains included WWII veterans Private Florance Weinstein and Corporal Pappy Wagner as well as the Collier …

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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 …

importance of play

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, …