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Faith Baptist Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 157 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2013

I have enjoyed having my children at Faith Baptist. It would be difficult to find another school with teachers as loving and giving to their students as the Faith faculty and staff. The class sizes are small, and the school is having financial troubles, but the love of God shines through. If you are looking for a christian education for your children, I would definitely recommend Faith. If you have a heart for christian education, I would consider donating your time and money to this school. It would be a shame to see this school close due to lack of finances and low enrollment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I would not recommend this school to anyone. The administrative policies are not in step with the realities of children's needs. The teachers' hands are tied by such strict guidelines and extreme over emphasis on quiz, test and grade performance as early as second grade, that very little "teaching" is accomplished. Parents are blamed in front of other parents if their child is not meeting stringent behavioral and educational expectations. Teasing among the students is frequent. Consider other options before enrolling your child.
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Posted August 31, 2011

Though there are elements that are great about this school (some of the teaching staff are great), the policies and discipline are a bit harsh, there is absolutely no oversight allowed by parents (no surprise visits, no peeking in classroom doors or windows), no free discussion of parties, certain weekend events etc. no pulling your kid out of school for vacation without 2 weeks prior notification. not enough pushing of true educational agenda along with the A-beka curriculum (i.e. science). Too much to put here. I see no effective integration with schools outside FBCS once term here is complete. NO fostering of imagination. Where can I see stats on testing and learning ability? Behind the learning curve amongst the rest of the world and we still cant seem to be able to integrate education with the push toward the future. Cant wait until my daughter is out of here.
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Posted April 27, 2010

My son joined FBCS last year, I like the fact that he is being challenged in various subjects and i also love the teacher: pupil ratio. My only concern is the lack of physical activities and sports. FBCS does not have a science lab and i think a good basis in paractical science is very essential but it is still a budding school and i am hopeful for the best
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Posted March 18, 2010

FBCS has been a warm, friendly place for my children to learn and grow. There is a strong academic curriculum, but there is also an important emphasis on character building. The school also provides a safe environment for my kids, as the focus on firm but caring discipline sets a good standard for behavior both in the classroom and on the playground.
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Posted August 30, 2009

My son has gained so much since attending this school. He transitioned from public school very well partially due to the small class room size; but mainly because of the caring staff. The books, by far are so much easier to read and have a wonderful christian base that I appreciate. I would like to see more sports or after school activities offfered, but overall it's been a wonderful experience and I am especially excited that my youngest child will be attending this fall.
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Posted August 26, 2009

My daughter does not attend Faith Baptist but based on the change in her behavior after one week of Vacation Bible School, I can only say that they are doing something different there. She is only 4 and their PreK program is only part time but I am doing everything in my power to get her there as soon as possible so I can see what else they have in store for me and my family.
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Posted June 14, 2009

My child has attended this school for 31/2 years. She has learned more geography and grammar than my son who attended a gifted school in PG County. The workload is demanding, but that is better than the watered down curriculum offered at many other schools. I appreciate that the classes are small and that poor behavior is not tolerated.
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Posted December 7, 2008

This is my child's second year at this school and our experience has been horrible. Some of the staff are very loving and caring but overall I don't get that feeling. The principle always seem to 'back' her staff whether they're wrong or right. Also in my experience I have found that they want you to work with them and support the school even if it means rearranging your schedule, finances etc., but they're very reluctant to work with the parents. They have the 'its our way or no way' attitude. Can't wait for my child to be done with this school. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you have a child with behavioral problems because the 'military/prison style' disipline they provide would be perfect.
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Posted February 27, 2008

Excellent scholl and we love Mrs. Haube and the teachers!
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Posted September 9, 2007

I only heard great things about this school. I enrolled my son here this year and have already been greatly impressed with their attention to detail and concern. What a refreshing difference from public school!
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Posted August 15, 2007

I believe this school is wonderful. I love the strong sense of community that parents, teachers, administrators and students have fostered. FBCS also has a strong academic program. My child attends and I can see a difference in the curriculum taught by FBCS compared to what is being offered at our local elementary school. FBCS also offers a very strong Christian worldview, which our public school system lacks. While they don't have sports or other after school activities, the church that runs the school does a marvelous job offering weekly evening activities where FBCS students can participate. --K. J. Powell
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Posted June 15, 2007

I love this school, the academic cirriculam is unbelievable, and I know that every day my child is being challenged, the simple fact that the studnet/teacher ratio is approx 15 students to each teacher per grade they dont go above that. I believe my son has showed tremendous improvement in all that he was faced and challeneged with after switching schools in december 2006, the entire school prom the principle to the secretaries everyone is great, and a special thanks to his teacher mr crowell grade 4. The only regret I have is that they do not offer any sports for my son, too bad but as far as a great school where I know my son is safe everyday, and treated with respect by everyone,fbcs gets a 10 in my book . Great job to all of you at fbcs. We couldnt have chosen a place for my sons education.
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Posted August 22, 2005

Our daughters loved this school. My first grader struggled with the tough classwork but her teacher was amazing. She worked hard to keep my daughter on track and at the end of the year we were all so happy with her progress. Our preschooler gained such a great foundation of learning that we know that she will excel. We missed this years admissions deadlines but we are on the waiting list and praying that we are able to get them back in this exceptional school. If you are looking for a school that will love your children and work hard for them, this is the school for them.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 35%
White 30% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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12700 Claxton Drive
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: (301) 497-4490

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