First Baptist School is a co-educational private Christian school dedicated to scholastic excellence and spiritual growth. It serves qualified students in young three-year-old preschool through the 8th grade. Our policy on admissions attempts to reflect the philosophy of our school. Each applicant is asked to visit and observe our school. We endeavor to enroll students who will exhibit the biblical values of showing care and concern for others in our school community as well as a demonstration of enthusiasm for the learning process.
Students seeking admission are evaluated age-appropriately to determine their potential to perform satisfactorily at First Baptist School. In preschool, the evaluation process is a 15-20 minute screening with a preschool teacher to assess developmental progress in many areas. In elementary and middle school, the evaluation includes a combination of on-site testing, the student’s report cards and standardized test scores for the last one-to-two years from the student’s previous school.
Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Admissions
Children entering the young-three class must turn three by January 31 of the school year for which they are applying. (They must be toilet trained when school starts.) For the three-year-old program, children must be three years of age on or before September 30 and be toilet trained/no diapers or pull-ups to be eligible for admittance in August of that year. Children entering the four-year-old program must be four years of age on or before September 30 to be eligible for admittance. Upon entering kindergarten, the child must be five years of age on or before September 30 to be eligible for admittance in the Fall. Copies of the student’s birth certificate and health and immunization records are required for prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants. All students, from young-three through kindergarten are screened prior to admission.
First Grade – Eighth Grade Admissions
All students entering the first grade must be six years of age on or before September 30. All candidates for admission in grades one through eight are required to take an entrance examination. Transcripts are required for all applicants of grades one through eight. Parents are to deliver the Transfer Request Form to the proper school official if needed. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Waiting lists occur in most grade levels after the initial acceptance.