First Baptist Christian School
First Baptist Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school system in Marble Falls, Texas. FBCS elementary serves Kindergarten through 5th grade students; and FBCS Child Development Center serves infants through Pre-Kindergarten students. FBCS is a ministry of Marble Falls First Baptist Church. FBCS’s enrollment was over 200 for the 2009-2010 academic year. FBCS elementary students enjoy Art, Music, Drama, Spanish, EXCEL Challenge Lab, and weekly chapel. Its school hours are 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday – Friday. All of the elementary classroom teachers are degreed and certified with proven experience to ensure a quality educational experience. Elementary class size is limited to 15. FBCS curriculum consists of A Beka, Bob Jones and ACSI. Dr. Sandra Phelps serves as headmaster and principal.
First Baptist Christian School exists to glorify God through the ministry of an excellent Christ-centered education.
The mission of First Baptist Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered foundation of biblical truth integrated in strong academics and well-rounded extracurricular programs; and to teach and train the children so that their lives may be touched for eternity. FBCS makes a difference in the hearts and lives of all the children who enter its doors. FBCS educates them in Godly wisdom, knowledge, and understanding so that as they grow and develop they will make choices that are rooted in a faith committed to Jesus Christ and grounded on the truth of the Scriptures.
First Baptist Christian School is a ministry of the Marble Falls Baptist Church to the children of the Highland Lakes. Its purpose is to provide care, education, and development of each child as Jesus did.
First Baptist Christian School believes that its children absorb concepts of Christ from people, things and experiences that are part of their environment. Therefore, a love and appreciation for Christ and things that Christ has made are stressed through appropriate activities. FBCS curriculum design helps each child develop in all facets of his life – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
Goals of Education
To teach children to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength through a transforming, redemptive, personal relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth as Lord and Savior (Mark 12:30).
To enable each student to become an effective, responsible, and pleasing servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, trained for works and service that he has prepared for each one to do by loving one’s neighbor as oneself (Mark 12:31).
To disciple students so they may develop a characteristic lifestyle that confirms to the image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29).
To help the Christian student organize and articulate an account for the hope that lies within him or her with gentleness and reverence (I Peter 3:15).
To formulate a distinctively Christian mind that is able to think and act according to Biblical principles (Philippians 2:3-8; 4:8, 9).
To provide a knowledge of the universe, man’s place in it, and God’s perspective on man and human history in such a way that each student will weigh the value of his or her relationship to Jesus Christ and accept the challenge of lifelong commitment to knowing Biblical principles and obeying His commandments.
To guide the students in knowing, comprehending and applying the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith and their practical implications for life in the new age ahead.
To provide a clear perception of truth and the motivation to act in a morally and socially responsible way; to obey God in the fulfillment of His mandates for His people.
First Baptist Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarships, or other school-administered programs.
First Baptist Christian School began as a Child Development Center (CDC) in 1987. In the fall of 2003, a Kindergarten began for 5 year olds, and the school now is through Fourth Grade. FBCS will add Fifth grade next year and plans to continue adding a grade each school year until it reaches Twelfth Grade.
FBCS elementary is currently working towards becoming fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency.