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Faith Baptist Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 135 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $83,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,000.

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Posted October 17, 2012

my children both were enrolled here one with an IEP, upon enrolling they promised they would what they could to follow the IEP. That has not been the case. I knew something wasn't right when my daughter's old public school contacted me saying her file was not requested, how can they follow an IEP if they don't have it? As a private school I expected some flexabilities that public school didn't offer. My daughter sees a therapist and because of this she is usually late for her first period. my daughter is denied her work because she was tardy. I can't keep my daughter away from her therapist because they are not willing to work with her. Throughout their time at this school our religion has been ridiculed. When enrolled we were told that our Catholic religion would not be a problem. When I went to withdraw my daughters from the school, angry with our decision, our faith was attacked by them informing me that "Just a sprinkle of water does not SAVE you." Thank you ,I now know how tolerant they are of other faiths. Most importantly the school is not an accredited private school. I should have realized this when a known Mckay scholarship program would not accepted at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

This school goes beyond education, they are really a Ministry. My children are a living proof of what God is doing through this ministry. I can only say that we are blessed to have are children there. They are not only reaching souls locally but now they are doing it with children abroad. Excellente education and sports activities.. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

I have to say I'm so very impressed with the staff . I pulled my son out of public school 12/17/10 after only being there 12 weeks. I realize making the transition for my son from a Christian based school to public was the wrong decision. I met with Pastor Perry with my plea to find a school that provided that Christian background my son was familiar with~ Abeka curriculum. My school started January 4th and to see him with a smile and excited about going to school is truly amazing. Mrs. Nancy his teacher is an angel in disguise =). Ms. Judy in the office is very professional and always greets you with kindness. And the after/ before school care is affordable and what parent wouldn't appreciate homework assignments already completed prior to picking their child up after a full day on the job. I love this school that knows your name and had gone above and beyond the true meaning of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

In response the one parent who said the school is "money oriented", I say that statement can't be further from the truth. As a parent of a student and a member of the church I can tell you that the school is one of the lowest tuitions of any private school in the Tampa Bay area. Not only that, but to help the school because so many parents were having trouble paying their school bill last year, our teachers took a voluntary cut in pay. They did that because it is a true ministry that cares about the children and their families. My son absolutely loves going to school at FBCS. The teachers and staff are not perfect, but neither are the children or the parents. But if you want a quality Christian education at an affordable price, you will not find a better one than Faith Baptist Christian
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

Our daughter is in ninth grade at FBCS and doing much better than the christian school that we pulled her from . FBCS has smaller and more personal classes that she needs. She is socializing better and was baptised at the church service today.
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Posted February 27, 2010

Best school in the Tampa Bay area. They are preparing our young men and women to be pillars in their community and to live by morals and values that the foundation of our country was created on. The students are held accountable for their actions and I am thrilled and blessed to have this constant in my childs life, at home and at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

great school with great teachers
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Posted August 18, 2009

It is a good school if you are accustom to traditional christian values as well as education. The teachers are caring and are willing to work with the parents. The con is there are a few parents who had gone there and did not pay thier tuition and the rest of us had to pay for their free education, meaning there was alot of fund raising that had to be done, money seem to be a regular request from the school. Faith has good intentions but can tend to be more traditional than spiritual, meaning they can be focused more on the rules of man more so than the relationship with Christ. Though my sons did fairly well, they did not want to return and they are ages 9 and 7.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Very Money orientated ( ex 1.00 to retrieve items from lost and found, pay $65.00 for youe child to play a sport and then have to pay additional money just to watch the games). Very judgemental
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Posted July 14, 2009

Faith Baptist accepted my son in his senior year and learned more there in 1 year than he did his entire high school year in a public school. The staff is extremely dedicated and devoted to the students education. The BEST!!!
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Posted June 19, 2009

this year i am a junior at faith baptist i have attended here since my seventh grade year and i hold this school close to my heart. All my teachers have helped me in every aspect of my life spiritually and academically its been a privelage to have been here even thou our school has its share of drama i wouldnt want to leave it because there is always more good times than bad and thats what i love about this school. I truely am looking foward to becoming a Faith Baptist Alumni class of 2011
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

I have both of my children at FBCS for the 2008-09 school year, and we just love it. Mr. Perry and the staff are super. They go out of their way to make the children feel welcomed and secure. The education offered is outstanding, and the teachers are awesome. I highly recommend this school to any parent looking for small classes and a intimate classroom enviroment. They dont have alot of the 'extras' that alot of the local private schools offer, but they make up for it with a top knotch education and a loving staff.
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Posted August 29, 2008

Our children have been with Faith Baptist Christian School for 10 years. We have 5 boys. We have no doubt that they will fulfill their highest potential at this school. The teachers and church staff have a genuine love for each child. They treat each child as their own. They focus on each child's integrity, character, and spiritual health as a main priority, as well as, academics. Lisa Newman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Small school with great teacher student ration. Teachers & Staff genuinely care about student's academic, psychological, and spiritual development. Tutoring and support for exceptionalities provided cheerfully and with great respect. Excellent communication with parents. Strong and caring administration. Extracurricular activities encouraged and supported. Fund raising efforts are reasonable and not intrusive. Only weak area is that there is no participation in statewide Arts competition and no organized Music, Arts, Band etc. That said, music and arts program within the Classroom is excellent! Parents can call in phone line for daily assignments. Hot lunches and Excellent Day Care are available. A+++ rating from Educator 'Mom'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

I have a 9th grade daughter at Faith Baptist since she get to this school her grades went up from D's and F's to A's and B's. As a parent I don't speak english very good but the teachers are very helpful. They have a lot of activities and what I like the most is that kids from all grades are friends and love each other like family. At the end of the school year they all go home crying because they don't want to be separated.
—Submitted by a parent


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Colleges most students attend after graduation Hillsborough Community College
Pensacola Christian College
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Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Gene Reynolds
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • AACS
Fax number
  • (813) 654-7239

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  • Playground
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  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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Pensacola Christian College
University of South Florida
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1118 N Parsons Ave
Brandon, FL 33510
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Phone: (813) 654-4936

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