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4141 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, LA 70458

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(985) 643-3725
(985) 641-9205
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October 04, 2014
My son used to go to this school, but there are major reasons why we have left this school. Some teachers are great, but others are rude and sarcastic. Also things that my son could not do anything about or help were blamed on him and his grades suffered when the office could have helped but did nothing to help the situation. I also don't think they have a sufficient amount of clubs or sports as an option. You pay a tuition yearly to have nothing to offer you except an education. But most time you fall behind because the teachers do not interact a lot with the students and help with what they are struggling with. The rules there are just getting worse for the students making it a great struggle to do good in academics. I would advise future students to look at their other options before they go to this school. My son complained to me about the school so many times I wanted him to be happy at their school so I decided pulled him out.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2014
I challenge all parents to take charge of their child's/chlidren's education at this institution. Take just a few minutes and sit down with him and/or her and ask them if they feel they are getting a good quality education at FBCS. I have talked to many parents no longer affliated and still affilitated with this school and alot of the information given to me is very scary. I am not here to put this school down, as you need to make decisions for you children as you see fit. But, for the tuition cost and what you get out of it does not equal out in my opinion. A challenge: If you have a child in grades 8-12, print out a generalized worksheet online for any of the main subjects, i.e English, Science, Math, etc, but print out one that is two grades below what they are in. If they fail it, and they are making good grades (A, B, or C) in the class they are in now, then something is wrong. Why is it that a lot of these kids who leave FBCS with a diploma in hand have to take remidial courses in college (without credit mind you) before they can start taking the college level courses? Keep your kid here if you like it, but do your child a favor and talk to them. See what they say.

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a community member
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
August 05, 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
August 02, 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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 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
June 06, 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
May 05, 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.....

- submitted by a community member
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
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
May 06, 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
no rating 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
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
no rating 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
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
June 08, 2008
Since the new administrator took over for the 2007-2008 year, the communication and educational excellence has improved dramatically. My daughter has had the best teachers I could ask for. All concerns were immediately addressed and any school wide discipline problems from the past were addressed as well. I would recommend this school to anyone who is seeking a solid Christian foundation for their child's education. Would like to see more diversity in courses/electives for the younger grades, as well as more extra curricular opportunities at all levels.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
My son is in his 3rd year at first baptist and until 2 weeks ago I loved it. His teacher has already decided she doesn't like him and now he's getting to the point that he hates going to school. He has absolutely loved going to school for the last 2 years. I do not recommend this school if you are looking for an environment that nurtures your child.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Horrible. The administration and the teachers have absolutely no control over the children and their communication skills are zero. I would not recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
This school is amazing. I love it so much. I'm not going to lie, we have had bumps in the road but we've have gotten through it with CHRIST. I would recommend it to anyone. The people are such an inspiration; both staff and students. we have a new pastor who wants to be involved with the school. I am so excited to see how much we grow in the next couple years. I hope this was of any help to you! Christ be with you love_Smart_Cookie..

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2007
All around, this school rates among the lowest in the area for myself and my friends and family. The current administration of the school is poor at best, and they do not offer a well-rounded education for the students. One of my children graduated after three years there, only staying because of her close connection with friends. If you truly care about your children's education and want to give them a chance at a better college, pass up this school and KEEP LOOKING!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2005
I have gone to first baptist for 3 years I couldn't be happier with the teachers I've had. Mrs. Ziegler is such a blessing as was Mrs. Triola. The staff truly cares about each student. I would recommend this school to anyone. And I am so thankful for their love and care.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2005
My daugter has went to First Baptist for 2 years. Her teachers were all caring, loving people, as were the office faculty. Mrs. Stadler and Mrs. Fields were her teachers and she had 2 wonderful years. I cannot say enough good things about this school. I have recommended it to several people and will continue to do so.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
FBCS has a wonderful teaching staff. My daughter is a 1st grader and Ms. Stadler is her teacher. Ms. Stadler goes the extra mile to make sure my daughter receives individualized instruction based on her ability level. Ms. Olive, the principal, is also very caring and very involved with the student body. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
Fantastic, personal attention by a staff that truly cares.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2004
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- submitted by a student

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First Baptist Christian School
4141 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, LA  70458
(985) 643-3725
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First Baptist Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top