Faith Baptist Church of Margate Florida

A ministry of Faith Baptist Church of Margate Florida

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of Faith Baptist Academy?

Our mission is to assist our school parents in their God-given responsibilities of educating their children not just in academics, but also in godly character. It is our goal to prepare our students to evangelize a lost world, equip them for furthering their education in Bible college, and strengthen their resolve to serve the Lord.

Where is FBA located?

Faith Baptist Academy is located on the property of Faith Baptist Church at 6950 Royal Palm Blvd. in Margate, FL. Map

What documents do I need to enroll my child?

You will need to provide a copy of your student's social security card, original birth certificate, Florida 3040 Good Health Form, Florida 680 Immunization Form, and most recent transcript, report card, or SAT/FCAT test scores. We will also need a copy of the parent's/guardian's driver's license and birth certificates. See Admissions for more information.

How much does it cost to attend Faith Baptist Academy?

Please see the Finance page for more information.

Does FBA have a dress code?

Yes, our students are required to wear uniforms. For complete information regarding student uniforms, please see Uniform Requirements.

What type of curriculum do we use?

We use the Abeka curriculum for our school because it is comprehensive and provides an excellent education for our Christian young people. For more information about the Abeka curriculum click here.

What version of the Bible is used?

We use the King James Bible for all of our grades and classes.

Do we offer foreign language instruction?

Although is is not a requirement for graduation, all high school students will take at least one year of Spanish in preparation for college.

At what age can my student start Kindergarten-5 or Kindergarten-4?

For the 2015-2016 year, the minimum age for enrollment in K5 is five years on or before September 1st (per state law), and four years on or before September 1st to enter K4. 

Does FBA have a before and after school program?

Yes, we offer extended care programs for FBA students who need to arrive early or stay after school. Pre-Care runs from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. Extended Care begins at 2:45 p.m., for students who's parents have not arrived, and continues until 6:00 p.m. During this time, students are allowed to bring a snack, given time to complete homework, and provided with a variety of fun activities.

How long is the school day?

All students begin their school day at 8:00 a.m. K4-K5 students end their day at 12:00 p.m. Elementary through high school end their day at 2:30 p.m.

What athletic programs are available?

-Girls JV Volleyball

-Girls Varsity Volleyball

-Boys Flag Football

-Boys JV Basketball

-Boys Varsity Basketball

Do we run buses?

FBA operates two buses; however, they are only used to transport students to school sports and field trips.

What are the lunch options?

Faith Baptist Academy students pack their lunches. We do offer for purchase Chick-fil-a or Hungry Howies Pizza on Fridays.

What is the status of the school's accreditation? How does not being accredited affect the students' ability to get into colleges?

While we have begun the process of accreditation, we are not currently accredited. We choose to not be accredited by any state-run organization and when we achieve accreditation, we would be accredited by the following organizations: the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), and North American Christian School Accrediting Association (NACSAA). The importance of high school accreditation is often misunderstood. While you should be concerned about the quality of education your child receives, high school accreditation does not necessarily affect college admissions. In fact, many public schools across the U.S. are not accredited for one reason or another. This does not inhibit our graduates from attending colleges and universities, who are mainly concerned with the students GPA and SAT/ACT scores. At FBA, we stress the importance of our students continuing their education, but at a Bible college, and (to our knowledge) we have never had a student turned down by a Bible college as a result of our accreditation status, or any secular college for that matter. 

Are you affiliated with a specific church or religious group?

Yes, FBA is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church of Margate. We teach Baptist doctrine in our weekly chapel services and Bible classes.

How do I contact the administrator?

Our administrator, Mr. Lipscomb, is happy to speak with you by phone or in the office by appointment. Contact the school office during business hours at 954-974-2404. You may also email Mr. Lipscomb at

Does FBA gear its academics towards the maths and sciences, or is it more spiritually geared?

Now more than ever, each child needs a strong foundation in both academics and character. At FBA, we seek to train the whole student. We will provide an excellent academic program teaching the core subjects that your student needs, but not at the expense of neglecting their spiritual life. Through weekly chapels and daily Bible classes, we hope to make the teaching of God's Word as valuable a resource to them as their academic textbooks.

Do you offer honors classes?

We view ourselves as a college preparatory school. Therefore, all of our classes are geared to preparing each child for a rigorous college education. Our teachers are prepared to challenge those students who can handle the work and offer help to those who fall behind. For this reason, honors classes are not necessary.

May my student shadow?

Shadow visits are set at the discretion of the School Administrator once applications are reviewed, and testing and interviewing is complete.