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PK-12
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Tampa, FL
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1602 West Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

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(813) 343-0600
(813) 343-0601
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March 10, 2014
My daughter is a student at this school and I can not be happier with her total educations - mind, body and spirit. Academically, they challenge her - as a gifted student - they provide enrichment and gifted programming. In fact, she is taking course work a grade ahead in some subjects. She also receives 30 minutes of Spanish language education everyday. She has 30 minutes of PE everyday, she has music twice a week, library once a week and computers once a week. As for her spiritual education, I am blown away by what she has learned and how her heart has grown for the Lord. All students have Bible class every day, but in addition, all courses are taught with a Biblical viewpoint. They also have chapel once a week. In fact, the students are taught so well, that the students spearheaded a program to gather items to send to an orphanage in Haiti on their own. The students actually said, we need to put into practice what we are learning. I am excited about the direction this school is heading and can't wait to see where it is going!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
My daughter has attended this school/preschool since 7 weeks old. She is learning English, Spanish and even a couple signs. She is learning to love God. Im impressed with how much she has learned in just three years. She will continue her education at this school. Her spiritual and educational future are in the best hands in Tampa.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
I think that it's a good school because it's like a big family and it helps everyone who has any type of problem. The academics are up to date and good. The school is also always available to help.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
Tampa Bay Christian Academy has provided a nurturing environment for both my sons. The school is committed to excellence in both the classroom and athletics, and has given them a solid Christian foundation to build on. Faculty is always available to meet with my husband and I, if we have any concerns. I highly recommend this school for the quality education it provides each day.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2013
I was absolutely thrilled to have met the staff at the school. Even during a time of transition, they are student centered, seeking to make sure that everything they do is aimed at the academic, physical, spiritual, and social well being of each child and family they serve. It has been a pleasure working with them, and if I still had young children they would go to Tampa Bay Christian Academy.

- submitted by a community member
January 17, 2013
I have attended Tampa Bay christian Academy for almost 18 years. This is where i have grown up, academically and spiritually. I am a senior this year and have no complaints. This school upholds its Christian values to a "T". It has also become a "home like" environment for myself and several other students. The teachers are very concerned with every students well being and is always there for any help needed. Unlike public School or other Schools in the area they care about where we go in life and want us to do our very best and always give us all resources needed to make that happen. Once a students Graduates, their well-being never leaves thoughts and hearts of our faculty and staff. This school is ran with honesty, integrity, and at footsteps of Christ. Every member of our facility is aware and lives their lives by the factor that everything you do, is and should be done in the image of Christ. I have and will recommend Tampa Bay Christian Academy to everyone I know. I'm excited to graduate but bummed at the fact that i will be leaving such a wonderful place behind.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2010
I have had numerous opportunities to interact with the teachers at TBCA during the past 5-7 years. In any school you will find someone who is not completely committed to the furthering of their knowledge and the betterment of their classroom activities; however, I will say that my experience with TBCA has nearly proven this incorrect. The teachers are extremely committed to quality education, discipline and providing the students with what they need to succeed in today's society, while leading from a strong Christian model.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2010
Approximately half of our faculty and staff have graduate degrees which includes three members with PhD level degrees. Also, it is a requirement here that we be doubly certified through the state of Florida and our Christian accreditation association. It is our goal and mission to preserve a Christ-centered school culture that strives to continue a level of excellence. Dr. Bode, who has been with us for 30 years, continues to direct the activities of the school and provide strong direction for faculty and students.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 18, 2010
This school is terrible. They do not hold up the Christian name. The teachers just talk about each other and the school in front of the parents. The teachers barely watch the children. In the younger classrooms, the children just watch TV and play. Dont waste your money. Go where your money and child is valued.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
This is my alma-matter, my son attended this school, and it is the best school in Tampa Bay for high academic standards and also for incorporating morals and love of God within their teaching.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
New name Tampa Bay Christian Academy This school has made great strides. Check out their website. Teachers are well qualified, dedicated, and have love for the students and families. The school does not cater to only high level students, but meets the needs of different abilities. It is culturally diverse and has an international program. I had 2 children attend the school for their entire schooling. They were well prepared for success at the university level. The school is not overly strict but has a good balance of behavioral expectations. They are accredited by SACS and ACSI.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2008
the high school is pathetic. i learned nothing. i got out of that place asap. it smells like mold. the teachers treated me like a middle school student. the year i was there was a complete waste of time and of my parents money. there is no positive feed back about this school. i felt like i was being brainwashed by there stupidity, they act as if there is no outside world, it seems to me that they are stuck in there own little world. they are very outdated with any of there academics and everything else, and i didnt understand one word the science teacher said the entire year.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2008
This school I have been going to for 9 years now. Academically, weak. But teachers have more time to give each student time because of the class size.

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2006
Their intervention program is excellent. It is run by a woman that is degreed and specializes in learning disabilities. She is super knowledgable and was able to help diagnose our student when numerous 'experts' could not. Our student is now excelling! This specialized program works with all grades K - 12, to help those students with various learning disabilities. The high school teachers work well with the students to help them at all levels. The high school sports program was excellent last year, winning regional and district titles. One of their former students was named a Rhodes Scholar last year. They seem to prepare their students well for college. My child's friend went to community college last year for financial reasons, even though she was accepted by numerous 4 year institutions. I think this was the case in a good amount of their students. I am continually impressed by Tampa baptist.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
My child has attended TBA high school for 2 years. The high school is small. The 2006 graduating class was 26. The academics seem to be weak. My child has spent little time doing homework at home these past 2 years. The graduation program for the class of 2006 reported that 11 were planing to attend a 4 year university and 12 were planning to attend a 2 year community college. This makes me question how well the school is doing in preparing the students for college. The atmosphere at the school is good. The students are well behaved. Class sizes are small. The teachers are attentive although maybe not demanding enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2006
As a parent of a preschooler, I am very, very pleased with the morning program at TBA. The staff is caring, loving, nurturing and attentive. I love having Kindermusik and PE provided for my child. He thoroughly enjoys both. My child's teacher communicates with my husband and I on a daily basis and has my son's best interest in mind. The only 'problem' we have experienced with TBA is the lack of consistency in the afternoon care. I don't believe it is a problem with the supervisor or the program itself. Overall, we are proud to say that our sone attends Tampa Baptist Academy!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
The quality of the academic program for pre-school children is great. We love the fact that our child who is 4 is receiving computer, p.e., music, and library time on a weekly basis. I work in the public school system and our children do not even get these consistently. My only complaint about this school is the consistency and quality of afternoon care. I only wish that the afternoon care was as great as the morning program. Unfortunatley, my ratings are affected by this.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
As a parent of a pre-school/elementary student at this school for over 6 years I am very impressed with the experience my child has had. Teachers are very dedicated and faith-based. The music/choral program is phenomenal and students truly learn to love the Lord. The tuition is less expensive than nearly all comparable private schools. The environment is both safe and caring. There is fantastic, real ethnic/racial/economic/international student diversity at this school - very difficult to find in schools and churches today! Don't let the outside appearance of the school fool you - this is a quality place for elementary students. On the downside, the facilities tend to be old and technology lags behind. Very low parent involvement - many parents work or just don't get involved. Some staff/faculty are very conservative Christians - not as much diversity in Christian faith traditions as I would like to see. Very good overall.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
Good school for elementary students. Upper levels have less academic, social, and sports activities than many schools. Very clear religious focus. Many good people on staff and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
To send our child to this school was probably the worst decision we ever made. The education and curriculum of this school is terrible. They teach you absolutely nothing, and are not willing to help when a child does not understand something.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2005
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December 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
Tampa Baptist was the best investment I made in my children's education. Not only are the teachers excellent, the standards are high and the christian atmosphere is real. The head administrator knows just about all the students by first name basis. Their application of Biblical integartion to their curriculum is great. The SLD departments are excellent. They don't keep these students at a baby level but develop their abilities in the correct ways. Parents are welcomed at every classroom and they are guaranteed a meeting with the teachers when necessary My three children did well and both did exceptionally well at the University. Thanks TBA

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
Great school, great teachers, great academics. We have been very happy here for 5 years. The staff is very caring and they have a great principal. They care about the future of each child.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
The teachers at TBA really are amazing. They make an effort to connect with the students in such a way that is not found in public school. TBA is extremly diverse, which sets children on the right path to understanding the different cultures and peoples of this world.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2005
Great school with qualified teachers. The education is great for the tuition. Is not in the greatest part of town, though.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2005
I have had a horrible experience with TBA. The cirriculum is not what it should be and does not meet very good standards. They have a few sports available however, they do not have the correct coaching skills available. They parent involvement is one of the few things that is okay, yet still some of the parents are too involved. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
I have been disappointed with Tampa Baptist Academy, especially this year. They are not equipped to handle any child with a learning disability, even though I was told in the beginning that they were. They have no specialized teachers certified for any learning difficulties. Over the years I have seen many students leave to go to other schools. I do not recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
My daughter currently attends preschool at La Petite on Paula drive in Tampa. I just relocated here from Illinois and my five year old was attending a private school in Illinios. Unfortunately La Petite 's curriculum isn't what I expected based on the research I had done. There preschoolers are not as advanced as my daughter and she has indicated that they are doing 'baby stuff' and she is not learning the things I feel she should be to prepare her for kindergarten. This preschool is really a dropoff daycare center with no real structure.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My children have been at T.B.A since Pre K, and I am very pleased with thier growth both academic and spiritual. a very good private school.

- submitted by a parent
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Tampa Bay Christian Academy
1602 West Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL  33604
(813) 343-0600
Last modified Tampa Bay Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Tampa Bay Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top