All Aboard….FBA is “on track” for a great new year STEAMING with exciting new learning experiences!

New in the fall of 2016…. PK/ES STEAM Initiative…. We will focus on equipping future Christian Scientists, Engineers, IT Specialists, Mathematicians and Artists with 21st Century skills and a biblical worldview. Students will  participate in fun and engaging Project -Based “STEAM” activities as an extension of our academic program. In the Spring of 2017, the Elementary School will host a STEAM Night for the whole family. Look for more information about this special event throughout the year.

Parents...FBA Steam Engine #20 will be located outside the ES Office so parents will be able to view projects we are working on throughout the year.

Here’s another way you can “Get On Board” and partner with us in Kingdom Education. If your career is in Science, Information Technology,  Engineering, Art, or Math… we’d love to collaborate with you on projects and benefit from your life experience and expertise. Please contact  Mrs. Shaw at  for more information.  

It’s “FULL STEAM AHEAD”!  for FBA Students in  2016.17!

FBA….20 Years & Counting!

Happy Birthday FBA! This is our school’s 20th year, and we have much to celebrate! We are grateful to God for His faithfulness and provision. We are thankful  for Dr. Wicker’s vision to open the academy, for every teacher and staff member, and for FBA parents who partner with us every day in Kingdom Education. Together we are training up the next generation of leaders. Our school-wide theme for 2016.17 is:  “Thy Word, My Word”. We will focus on imparting biblical Truth in practical ways, so the next generation will love the Word and be able to apply the Word of God in their own personal lives. The “transfer of Truth” from one generation to the next is essential for establishing an enduring Christian heritage in our homes, our churches and our school community.

Praying for a Fabulous School Year!      




Spelling Bee

Helping students to develop an awareness of proper spelling and a expansive vocabulary is important at First Baptist Academy.  Each fall, FBA holds school-wide, class-level spelling competitions to determine students who will represent FBA at the annual ACSI District Spelling Bee the following spring.  These students prepare for several months leading up to the competition. 

This year, the elementary school participated at Southwest Florida Christian Academy on Friday, February 24, 2017.  We placed as follows: 

Grade 1: Arabella Ahammad, first place
Grade 2: Brianna Bustamante, fourth place
Grade 3: Gracie Miller, first place
               Aiden Tabler, second place
Grade 4: Mary Grade Yeldell, first place



Full STEAM Ahead

The class was awarded a grant from J.N "Ding" Darling that will promote STEAM learning on conservation and the greenhouse effect." ‚Äč

First Baptist Academy 4th grade teachers, Mr. David Gonzalez and Mrs. Violet Lup, recently wrote a grant proposal to the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Society as an opportunity to receive $1,000 toward a project that incorporates STEAM and conservation. 
Their grant proposal summarized a student project that promoted conservation education within the fourth grade overall curriculum using the STEAM approach for learning, where by the fourth grade students will engage in studying, building a greenhouse and planting different plant seeds native to Florida. Students will also learn about direct outdoor greenhouse
s by planting potatoes and observing their growth throughout a period of dry and wet weather patterns. The students will hear from guest speakers, who are potato farmers, speak about the sun’s role in providing energy for the potato to grow in the right environment and on the farming process of potatoes.
As culminating project students will present their projects to the entire elementary school, which will be filmed and sent to Ding Darling as evidence of funds from the grant being used for student learning purposes.
The 4th grade students are very excited about this unique learning opportunity and grateful to Ding Darling for helping in making it happen!

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