Unapologetically Christian - Academically Excellent
ELEMENTARY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
First Baptist Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church, Pasadena. Our elementary program provides a safe, loving, and nurturing Christian environment where children enjoy learning.
We have an excellent preschool program to help children build a solid academic and spiritual foundation that promotes positive self-image and strong character.
In grades K-6, our program provides a full range of academic coursework. In the primary grades, priority is given to teaching phonics, reading and arithmetic skills. All of the grades are given formal instruction in Bible, science, mathematics, social studies, reading, writing, spelling, and grammar.
Throughout the week, students participate in "specials" which include classes in art, music, computer, band (6th grade), library and physical education. The elementary grades focus on teaching the fundamental and foundational skills necessary for the development of the whole child.
Elementary Chapel is held each Wednesday. Messages focus on Biblical teaching to help students grow in their understanding of the Bible and develop strong Christian character traits.
Bible: The Bible curriculum for grades K-6 is ACSI Purposeful Design. It contains foundational Biblical teachings about the nature and character of God, the qualities of His people, and His church. Students are given an overview of the Bible, with an emphasis on God's attributes, biblical characters, the early Church, and what it means to know Jesus Christ and live for Him.
Prayer: Students pray daily. They are taught to pray by offering praise and thanksgiving, as well as praying for their needs and the needs of others.
Field Trips: Students in grades 1-6 attend two field trips a year. Places they have visited are: Space Center Houston, Moody Garden in Galveston, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Houston Ballet or Symphony, Houston Natural Museum of Science, Houston Zoo, Galveston Sea Port Museum, Jumping World, and The Norwegian Seafarer’s Church.