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First Baptist Christian School

Private | 1-12 | 201 students

Our school is best known for our academic excellence and amazing sports teams!

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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Posted August 21, 2013

This administration truly has a heart for God and students. They will go the extra mile to do what is pleasing to the Lord. When individual attention is needed, they are there. Pray for them! The devil would love to disrupt what they are teaching these students. Compliment them when it's warranted. Pray for them! Remember, a teacher or administrator can only do so much. Parents have to do their part.


Posted April 26, 2013

My son is a sophomore at FBCS and is doing excellent. The teachers do a wonderful job of teaching the "whole" child and promoting excellence in each child. My son spent part of this school year at a different school so that he could play football, but we are back at FBCS, where we belonged all along. He is so excited to be back at a school where the students actually look out for each other and enjoy each other. He looks forward to school every morning. This school has blessed our family!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

Great school, great administration, great teachers, great environment! Couldn't be happier with my decision to send my child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

As someone having had affiliations as a parent of a student with the FBCS, I can appreciate a good christian education. That is what your child will receive at this institution. However, having seen first hand the students that go to other schools from FBCS with A's and B's in core subjects i.e Math, English, etc and struggle to make it in the public school setting because they do not have the basic fundamentals of these subjects to pass, I do not see how anyone say that things of this nature are just "hiccups". How can we as parents/educators/mentors accept this? Do we not have a responsibility to our children to give them the best education possible wheter it be in public school, private school or home schooling. I am not one to lay blame on any one person and really do not like pointing fingers at anyone as there will always be 3 pointing back at me. If you as a parent feel satisfied with your childs education at FBCS, then thats fine. But as I said in the beginning, having been affiliated with FBCS, what has been going on with this current administration in the past few years is far from Christian. That's not malicious, that's the truth. Parents/students beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

First Baptist Christian School is a great environment and school! There isn't a school/organization in the world that doesn't have an occassional "hiccup" throughout its existence, however the desire of the school is to raise up Godly young people and prepare them for life. I cannot speak of any of the accusations being mentioned, but it saddens my heart that people are so trying to damage the reputation of the school for malicious reasons. You would be hard pressed to find a better atmosphere for your student, regardless of a few people who may have some issues of discontent. A true Christian spirit does not try to tear down, but rather build up and provide grace when needed, just like Christ provided grace for all of us on the cross. I am a proud of my involvement with this school! God Bless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

I graduated from FBCS 2 yrs ago and I can say that I know the 2 students that had their grades changed so they could graduate. EVERYONE in my graduating class knows who they are because they were bragging about it during lunch. Three weeks before senior exams they were telling all of us how Miss Nelson promised their parents that even if they didnt pass the class they would get their dipolmas and graduate cause grades can be changed. These two girls laughed about how they got the teacher in trouble even though they werent studying and doing the work. I also know that if you are "considered a good christian student" they let alot slide. I was never one that things were let slide. So for the teacher and parent to say these things never occured they are wrong I was there so were all the kids in the gym during lunch we know we heard and at graduation we saw.


Posted July 20, 2012

First Baptist Christian School is a great school with a warm and caring faculty and staff. Students are taught in a Godly environment and encouraged in all that they do. The expectations for the students are high, but fair and help the students to become the best they possibily can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

I have worked at FBCS for seven years now and I have to say that I think that our administration is top notch. Ms. Nelson has always had the best interest of the students and school in mind when making decisions. She is an awesome woman of God who lifts situations that occur up in prayer. In the seven years I have been on staff I have never witnessed a situation in which favoritism was shown nor an instance in which a questionable decesion has been made. I love this school and CHOOSE to teach there because of the loving and fair environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2012

I have had a connection with this school for over twenty years. I have had my children at FBCS and wish they were still there but due to unforseen circumstances we moved. Whilewe were there my youngest son flourished and is now even ahead in his schooling. He grew so much as a christian that when he prays it is so hearfelt that he makes me cry each time because they helped me to continue his growth in the Lord. This school has also helped so many students that they not only have graduated but they come back to be teachers. The ones who have negative to say it is because you CAN NOT buy your way with Ms. Nelson, they do not allow the student body to carry on in vulgar ways nor do they allow them to mistreat one another. I hope that I can one day have my child back at FBCS. The graduating class of this year as always is given pleanty of time to get there photos in, maybe the person who was complaining needs to ask why your child waited so long to get her photos in and I could go as far as to ask the mom "Why were you not following up better" I have one that graduated and I was ready with photos b4 they asked for them. You should be ashamed of how easy you seem to blame others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

This school is not even close to being a Christian school. Mona, the youth pastor, the teachers---ALL OF YA'LL SHOULD BE ASHAMED WHAT YOU DID TO THAT CHILD. This is not over. God knows what ya'll did, and you WILL have to answer to Him. She will never get her senior year back. You robbed her of her accomplishments because she was not a teacher's child. You played pictures of every other graduate from infant to graduation. You had her infant and childhood pictures, but you only play 4 or 5 of her as a senior. Why would you leave her pictures out, but play other ones. You have caused irreversible harm to that child. SHAME ON YOU. HOW DO YOU SLEEP? I cannot wait to see this exposed to the public, as well as the courts.


Posted May 6, 2012

First Baptist has exceeded our expectations. The administration has made and continues to make improvements to the school. Our daughter has grown in her faith and academics in elementary. First baptist offers a very nurturing and challenging school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I have a Senior and a Freshman, both have attended FBCS sinceFirst Grade. I am pleased with their education, Christian piers, and character training. With all schools, you'll find hiccups along the way. Show me a school that doesn't have or have had some bumps. I'm impressed with the current administration, faculty and staff. I feel both of my children have received a great education and are prepared for college demands. As to the previous post challenging the Christian attitude of those on staff, I feel that to be totally unfounded, and incredibly un-called for. One may disagree with an admistrators decision, but to question their Christian walk is mean spirited and unjustified. Great school, Great people, Great staff! I'm happy to leave my name, as the previous disgruntled parent/ staff member did not. Warmly, Brandi Hollingsworth
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2011

If all you are looking for is for your child to pass high school, then all you have to do is make sure the check clears every month......the teachers do their very best to educate the children, but if any of the students (high school especially) start to fail because they are lazy or dont want to do their homework, then the parents go to the administration about the teacher being not a good fit.....the parents definetly run this school, not the administration....if you are looking for hipocracy, this is the place for you.....do yourself a favor, if an education for you youth is wanted, put them in a public school.....from what I have seen done here, I am offended that they call themselves christians....I give this school 1 star only because this site will not allow me put select none.....


Posted December 13, 2010

I have two children at FBCS and love it. The teachers are very loving and they are getting a great education. There is a lot required of the students which I think is good. The administration and faculty are constantly engaging the kids in fun learning activities as well as fun events out side of school. As far as being biased and trying to convert the kids, I find that hard to believe. My kids aren't Baptist and have always felt comfortable and loved there. Great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

I had two children in this school. One in junior and the other in elementary. There is much need for improvement. For my child in the elementary school, the teacher was wonderful and communicated constantly. As for my child in the junior high school, the teachers were not as wonderful especially in core subjects of Math, Science, and English. If there were sweeping changes in the teacher quality (many are not educated in the subjects they teach), we would have enjoyed this school although I agree with the previous reviews concerning the favoritism issue and the religion. If you are not religious specifically ,Baptist, this school is not a good fit for you.You might as well homeschool if you choose to continue after I say the 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Horrible! The teachers and principal are gender biased, girls over boys. Very little communication between parents and teachers. If you don't attend that church, they discriminate against the student and try to get them to convert. For a 'supposed' christian environment, they have a tendency to be snide and belittling to students. Will not be back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My children have been at this school for 3 years and i have found it to be a great enviroment with loving faculty and staff. My kids grades are great and I am very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I would have to say that FBCS Slidell is one of the best places that I have ever worked. The administration is always looking for ways to improve so that student learning continues to progress. The teachers work together in order to provide each student with the tools that they need to learn. First Baptist Christian school is a family environment that provides the students with a safe place to receive a christian education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 23, 2008

Horrid! Stay away from it! I'm not just saying this because I'm a student, but because 2007-2008 was a terrible year. I only took math for half the year. I don't feel that most of the teachers are encouraging. If you want a Christian environment get evolved with a church! Some of the teachers are terrible teachers. Some even play favorites with the students. The only after school clubs are for the athletic type. NO STAR!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

I have been a student at First Baptist for almost my entire life. Yes, I will admit that there have been many mistakes made, but I believe that the new administrators have learned from these mistakes. After many years of trial and error, First Baptist is on the right track. Also, at First Baptist I am comforted and encouraged by the teachers and staff. They are constantly guiding me to excel both academically and spiritually. If you are looking for a wonderful and safe atmosphere for your child I highly suggest First Baptist. Here your child will receive a quality education from loving and Christian teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 44%
Black 14% 51%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Childhood Development Center, FBC, Slidell
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 78% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 22% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Southeastern Louisiana Univ
LSU
UNO
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Literary Rally Placement (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mona Nelson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (985) 641-9205

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Beta
  • SADD
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically come from these schools
Childhood Development Center, FBC, Slidell

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Southeastern Louisiana Univ
LSU
UNO
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 78%
Vocational - 22%
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4141 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
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Phone: (985) 643-3725

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