First Baptist Church founded its Christian day school in 1979 by establishing a first grade which later grew until it had established classes through the 8th grade. A nursery school and kindergarten had begun in 1969 establishing a base for the subsequent grades. Today, the Academy ministers to over 400 students – three year old through the 12th grade.
The mission of First Baptist Academy is to educate students for time and eternity by presenting God’s truths in all areas of education and character development. First Baptist Academy professes that the Bible is the standard for ALL truth, and its source is in Jesus Christ. (John 14:6). Every subject, whether scientific, historical, mathematical, literary, or artistic is taught with the consciousness that Jesus Christ is to be central in all living and learning.
The Academy, three year old through 8th grade, is an out-reach ministry to families in the greater Randolph area and surrounding communities. The purpose of its high school, however, is to disciple young believers as they grow to Christian maturity.
The Academy seeks to supplement, not supplant the parental role and its responsibility. Students are encouraged to appreciate both their Christian and American heritage of freedom and human dignity, a gift from God.
Self-discipline is fostered in students based on respect and reverence to God and all authority. The Academy seeks to teach and guide students into a relationship with Jesus Christ and submission to His authority in their lives.
The Academy has been a member of the Association of Christian School International since 1981. It is accredited by ACSI and approved by TEPSAC (Texas Private School Accreditation Commission). FBA is also a member of the Texas Parochial and Private Schools (TAPPS) in which students participate in academic, fine arts and sport competitions. The Academy holds a charter with the Junior National Honor Society and National Honor Society.