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Universal City, TX
Students enrolled: 461

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1401 Pat Booker Road
Universal City, TX 78148

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(210) 658-5331
(210) 658-7024
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August 27, 2015
FBA is not a perfect school - quiet simply there isn't a perfect school in existence, but FBA is a great school. Despite the few negative comments on this web-site, all of which are from disgruntled parents, FBA makes every effort to train and educate children in a positive and nurturing Christian environment. I have personally observed the staff and especially the administration bend over backwards to resolve/deal with issues – bottom line, you’ve’ heard it before – “you can please some of the people some of the time but you can’t please all of the people all the time” there simply was no pleasing these disgruntled parents and FBA is all the better without them. I encourage you to take a look for yourself and judge the spirit of the administration, staff, and teachers – you won’t find a more loving and caring environment in the San Antonio area.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2015
FBA is a very poor high school! Although some of the programs are very good - the social studies, English, and music programs are really good - the rest of the academics are sub par. The administration is exceedingly legalistic and rigid. And the school-year is interrupted by any number of disruptions, from athletic and music programs to various retreats and other spiritual emphasis nonsense. What makes the Biblical stuff especially ineffective is the poor way it is modeled by the administration. Kids report that they are routinely pumped for information about classmates or even teachers. I did want my kids exposed to Biblical teachings and application, but not like this or at the expense of school work. We have had it with FBA. The end of this school year won t come too soon.

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January 09, 2015
My daughter is in pre k 3. She comes home full of excitement telling me all about every day. I hear it all, Bible verses, songs, activities, math, library, Jesus stories and of course all about her friends. I've met lots of parents from all the events and birthday parties. The only thing I dislike is transportation. The school busses are for sports and field trips only. My child's happiness and how she is learning and growing in our church makes it all worth it.

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November 21, 2014
This school is simply not equipped (whether due to unwillingness or inability) to nurture and develop advanced learners. As other posters have accurately noted, it's the school's way and nothing else. But this school's rigidity and refusal even to attempt to accommodate children who need more of a challenge is unacceptable, particularly when parents are paying tuition. The school changed its curriculum recently; it is no longer advanced, and my child would actually have been behind public schools had we not worked over the summer to catch up. Concerning the environment, we do not believe in yelling at or otherwise morally demeaning our child, but this is the accepted culture of this school. Thankfully, we "escaped" FBA and are now seeing our child bloom. Our new school has helped foster the rehabilitation (both academically and with respect to his self-esteem) necessary after the damage caused by our stint at FBA. Oh-but they have a new gym.

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September 17, 2014
This is my child's first year attending FBA and I am completely satisfied. The small classroom size and the faith base was our prority. Yes there is fundraising but it is not mandatory. I know because we didn't do it. Sometimes you can sometimes you cant. The tuition is very affordable and seeing the change in my young child is worth every penny. I am very satisfied that we decided FBA over public school.

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September 16, 2014
This school needs to be totally revamped. I know that this is ultimately a business but putting the children at the bottom of this list is not OK. Fundraising is always the focus and if you don't sell, you will ultimately pay. I refuse to be bullied when I'm already paying you tuition.

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December 03, 2013
Looking for schools can really be a task for a parent, therefore I wanted to share some info with you because I did my homework when we moved here. First Baptist Academy in Universal City is an exceptional Academy and compared to surrounding Christian Academy's their tuition is affordable! They offer K3-12 grade and was a perfect fit for our family. Not only do they provide an excellent academic program, they teach our children how to grow their faith and character development. I am so pleased with all of the staff and teachers at the academy and how they assist me with any and everything I need. Their warm sweet spirit is evident every time I am up at the school and I can see the reflection of this attitude being taught to the students. I love to have lunch with my daughter and see her interact with her friends. She is growing academically and spiritually and I couldn't be more pleased with a school.....and excited about the NEW Gym being built -- can't wait to watch all the FBA Sports Events!

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March 15, 2013
Most of the teachers are nice and care very much about the children (especially K-6); however, some HS teachers are poor and/or overly harsh. Very poor administration. Parents as well as children must absolutely obey and support everything they say . Be careful if you feel the need to challenge these people. It is a VERY rigid 'their way or the highway' environment. Granted, they will listen to your problem, complaint or suggestion. But then they will tell you how you need to submit to their authority over your child and do exactly as they say. Limited academics, they simply do not have the funding to properly educate an advanced student in the science or computer fields. My 4.0 GPA child didn't feel well prepared for college. Christian environment overall. You just have to realize what you are giving up.

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March 01, 2013
My daughter is in the High School and has been there since 1st grade with the exception of 3rd grade when we thought we would save some money and send her to a charter school (big mistake!). We have loved the teachers and staff. We have also had our son who is second grade enrolled since pre-k. They will always stay there as long as we are here.

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February 06, 2013
First Baptist Academy is a school not only committed to excellance in education, they care about the student. You have the feeling of being apart of their family. I have never been a part of a school that cares so much about building relationships between teacher and students. It is so easy to communitate with the teachers, and they sincerely want to assist you with whatever your needs may be. The administrator is always available to speak with and is always out in the hallways greeting the children and making them feel comfortable to speak to her anytime. This school is truly excellent and you won't find a better leadership team anywhere else.

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February 06, 2013
My daughter started preschool and graduated from high school. It was very important that she be in a Christian school. FBA is truly a faith based school. Our daughter received a good education in a very loving enviroment.

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February 06, 2013
My granddaughter attends First Baptist Academy. She started at this school when she was only 4 years old and I am certain that this school shaped her character and grew her faith into the young 17 year old girl she is today. The education and christian environment is a true blessing. Children are the future hope of our great nation and I am thankful that First Baptist Acadmey is helping educate and instill values and character in our young generation.

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January 25, 2013
FBA is an excellent school that we've been very pleased with since our daughter started 3 years ago in their K3 program. The teachers and staff have high expectations for the children and do everything they can to set them up for success. The administrator is the kind of person who stops you in the hall to ask how your doing and to give Godly council. I really appreciate leadership that sees a problem in academics and does an about-face to correct it. This year the school switched their reading/phonics program for preK-2nd grade when they noticed problems with the older students. So far it's been a successful switch. At halfway through Kindergarten the kids have started writing in cursive. They started reading a year ago (halfway into K4). In our 3 years at the school I've only known of 1 preK student being dismissed. The issues were addressed many times and finally 1 day before Christmas break last year he bit another student. He was already on his last chance. In my experience FBA diligently works with both parents and students to solve problems unfortunately they couldn't help him. My one regret with being a military family is knowing we will one day leave FBA behind.

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November 17, 2011
We have been familiar with FBAUC for several years. We have been impressed with the school and the children that we knew there. Last year as we entered 1 of our 3 children into the Middle School age class and new environment, we have never been so pleased. We have now entered the other 2 and could not be happier. The staff as well as the teachers have been extremely honest and helpful in every area. The change from a public system to a private is not always an easy transition for the parent as well as the children. The Godly care and love for the kids has been refreshing. The academic strength and pressure has been a healthy change and forces responsibility on the kids in a healthy way. We have had a great experience with the school in every way to date. We are only looking forward to a GYM! This would make the whole experience a little more enjoyable for the athletic aspect of the school. Hopefully, this to shall come!

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2011
I attended this school prior to the change of name when it was UCCA. I attended from PreK to 6th grade (highest level at the time). I still remain active in the involvements at the school as well as the church, staff, and teachers. I dont know if it has changed since I attended a decade or so ago. but I know there are still many familiar faces which cant possibly mean anything else other than it is still the wonderful school it was when i was a child. I have since thanked my parents for allowing me the experience. In highschool I was re united with a boy I went to the fourth grade with there, and he still remembers that year as the best year of his childhood. I have made life long friendships with my fellow students and now as an adult with the teachers and words could never express what I have learned about (tradition educations of course too) God, Faith. Hope, and Love. I doubt that I would be the loving woman of God that I am today If i had not attended First Baptist. If I live here still when I have children they will no doubt attend at least for a good foundation of elementary education at first baptist.

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May 06, 2008
My daughter is in K4 and it is a wonderful program. Going five days a week for half a day prepares them for kindergarten and it's schedule. The staff love the children and teach them the importance of God and how to love each other. It is a great school and I would send her to kindergarten there is we weren't moving. All of the teachers are attentive to the kids and her, Mrs. Rightnour, is a wonderful Christian teacher who loves all of her kids.

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May 27, 2005
Good school, very advanced academics. Everyone is nice and parents are involved.

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First Baptist Academy Of Universal City
1401 Pat Booker Road, Universal City, TX  78148
(210) 658-5331
Last modified First Baptist Academy Of Universal City is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
First Baptist Academy Of Universal City Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top