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First Baptist Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 137 students

Our school is best known for its Christ-centered training of the whole child.
 
 

 

Living in Weymouth

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $272,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The teachers at this school are dedicated and caring. It feels like a family gathering whenever we are at school events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The decision to pull our children from public school and become students at First Baptist has been a positive experience. Our children have developed strong study habits and take pride in their school work. The small class size creates an environment of unity with the children and their teachers. For all the hours our children spend in school receiving a Christian education has proven to be a tremendous blessing to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

My two Grandchildren are in their first year at FBCS. I am impressed with the organization, desire for excellence, attention to the student needs, and a fabulous curriculum. The staff is always welcoming and well prepared. I would, and have recommended this school to a number of parents!


Posted April 9, 2014

My three girls have attended FBCS from preschool to now one in middle school. It has been such a wonderful experience for them. They've made such great friends and the school is like a second family to them. There is just the right balance of leadership and discipline to teach the children a great deal of respect, something lacking in our youth today. The academics are excellent, I couldn't believe when my first kindergartener was reading fluently after a couple of months. The staff genuinely care about your children and work with the parents to provide the best education possible for your kids. They teach the kids values and how to live out the Christian faith. If looking for a loving staff and Christian education for your children, this is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

This is the first year for my boys at the school and I am so thankful for the school. The teachers are wonderful!! The principal runs a great school where I don't have to worry about my children. I can drop them off at school and know they are safe and getting a great education! It is great having the boys so excited for school each morning. Kim C. Parents of 2nd and 5th grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

I have two of my children at First Baptist Christian School and we have been very happy with the school and the curriculum. The teachers and administration are exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

A second generation from our household is now attending FBCS and it is even better today than it was over 20 years ago. My three kids feel at home here while getting a top notch education that is focused on the spiritual as well as the academic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

What impresses me most about FBCS is the devotion of the administration and staff. There is a great family spirit that you can sense among teachers and students alike. The special programs and activities involve everyone and my son is always excited about what's going on. My son is in the 2nd grade and has been attending since kindergarten. He has really bonded with his class and identifies with the school. If we even mention the possibility of attending a different school he makes it very clear that this is where he wants to go. It's very reassuring to hear this from a child. We are very pleased with his academic and spiritual growth and the encouragement and leadership he is receiving at FBCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

First Baptist Christian School has been the best decision we have made in regard to our children's education. Our kids love it there and can't say enough good things about the teachers, staff and headmaster. The staff of this school is truly called by God to educate the children and have been a positive effect in our lives. The education and discipline is top notch and the love and patience they demonstrate to the children is unequal. You will find a great mix of social values and godly values in a family friendly atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

As parents we are blessed to have our daughter attending First Baptist Christian School, the academic and spiritual growth are irreplaceable. Dedicated and loving Teachers and Administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I appreciate that our staff realizes that there is more to education than curriculum; and school success is not solely determined by academics. The teachers get to know their students and support them in prayer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Love the family atmosphere of this school. Everyone seems to genuinely care about your child and his/her success. The Administrator works closely with the teachers and families and seems to really enjoy the kids. My kids actually love going to school and love their teachers. I couldn't ask for a more nurturing Christian environment than this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

We are blessed! Attending First Baptist Christian School for the past 6 years has been a wonderful experience for our entire family. Our three children have been challenged both academically and spiritually while being genuinely cared for and motivated to be the best they can be. The amazing staff under the direction of superb administrative leadership has paved the way year after year for individual and collective success. The environment is that of an extended family, where teachers genuinely care for each student while also encouraging parents involvement an integral role in the ongoing academic and spiritual development of each student at home. First Baptist Christian School is the perfect fit if you are seeking academic, spiritual, and character development for your child or children in a private setting where small class size enhances individual success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

Amazing school with some of the best teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

We have been more than pleased with First Baptist Christian School. When researching schools (public and private), we were pleasantly surprised at our visit and with the teachers. Rather than focus on disciplining children s bad behavior, they reward good behavior. I have never entered a school before where the children as so respectful and happy. They truly seem to love attending this school. Here's the biggest advantages I see: Great Parent involvement, the children who are at First Baptist belong to parents who care, the energy level of the Teachers is great, the Teachers really care our daughter really loves her Teacher and we can tell she loves her). The school holds their students to high expectations(schoolwork and values). Not only does this school have a great academic program, but they also promote positive Christian values while making it a fun and welcoming atmosphere for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 69%
Asian 8% 5%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Black 6% 8%
Hispanic 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • ACSI Math Olympics (2013)
  • ACSI Spelling Bee (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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Elaine Allshouse
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (781) 335-7901

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Math club
School leaders can update this information here.

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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.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
28
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
30

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.
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40 West St
Weymouth, MA 02190
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Phone: (781) 335-6232

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