Faith Academy is absolutely the best around! I just graduated from Faith, and it has offered me more than most schools in Mobile would even dream of offering to students. I feel well prepared to attend college because of the leadership skills, Christian leadership, and academic strength that was shown to me at my 13 years at Faith. As for the favoritism, that's almost anywhere. Yeah, there's some - but it's not overbearing. Most of my teachers either are or were coaches at one point (whom we all refer to as 'Coach'), and they treat me the same as many athletes. And I am no athlete on any level. Yes, extra-curriculars are a priority, but nothing takes precedence over academics and Christ. There is always someting to do - at every grade level!
I have gone to Faith since k-3 and I'll be in 10th grade next year. The leadership quality at faith is like no other school I have heard of. I know my Christian walk would not be where it is today if it were not for this school. I know when I leave in three years I will miss this school and not be scared entering college because I know that this school has prepared me for it. I highly disagree with some previous comments.
These students are extremely bright. 40 of the 92 students that graduated this year are receiving scholarships. I graduated from Faith 2 years ago and I wouldn't trade my years there for anything. I wasn't in band and I didn't play sports but I was treated like everyone else. The teachers at Faith treat everyone like family. I say that Faith Academy is one of the best schools you could ever send your kid to.
My child will not attend Faith Academy next year. Four years are all we can stand. The education is average at best. The absolute lunacy over athletics is unbearable. Unless your child is an outstanding athlete, go elsewhere. The favoritism toward athlets is blatant. Much of which is overlooked by the administration.
My child will graduate this year and I disagree with the person who said Faith's academics are a joke. A large number of seniors scored 30 or above on their ACTs this year and that doesn't come from an academic program that is lacking what it needs for the students to perform well on national test scores. I do agree that there has been favoritism in the sports program, but I also believe the school is working to improve the situation. I have seen my kids grow in their walk with Christ at Faith and become Christian leaders. I feel my child is very well prepared for college and is receiving a scholarship. Tommy Knight and Don Corley are two fine Christian role models and my child admires them both. Some of the rules are a little 'stone-age' but overall Faith has been a good experience.
May look good from the outside but from an inside view of 5 yrs - - don't bother. I had two children attend school there. Faith's curriculum is a joke. We had the impression that our children would receive an above average education, re-enforce Christian teachings which is very inconsistent. They are very strict on the kids but the school has no safety policy especially for K-3 to K-5 allowing people to walk in and out of the school without a vistor's pass or evening go through the office. School work is just repetitious week after week. The K-3 and K-4 program is a glorified daycare. No real teaching! The Assistant Principal pretty much runs everything and is very one-sided and always backs the teachers.
Not impressed overall with the school. My child attended high school there. Lacks real leadership, no real activities for the lower grades. Coaches and teachers show extreme favoratism to atheletes, giving them extra attention at the expense of other students. While it is a Christian school I find it extremely judgemental and one sided. As a parent who's child has attended christian schools since K4, I rate this one very low and am sure there are better one's around. But if your an athelete they will treat you very well.
The school offers a good education based on christian principles. It lacks a marching band and extracurricular activities for young students in grades 1-3. A marching band would help with school sprit at football games.
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