Perspective parents: please know that you have been forewarned about FBA practices. Finding the right school for my son was my top priority and I've since decided that public school was a better choice than FBA. I'm not paying anyone to teach my preschooler about SIN and staying within the lines or else!
We were not looking for perfect...just an education worth the price of tuition. FBA was not the right fit for us. Take the advice from recent parents and not the administration. You have other options.
I didn't see any qualifying factors that would develop persistence, grit or determination in the students from my perspective. My child didn't want to go to school because he didn't like the way he was treated.
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.
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.