School Philosophy

The Fourth Baptist Christian School was organized in 1966 to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of teaching and training their own children, bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The primary goal of Fourth Baptist Christian School is to partner with parents in the preparation of their young people for a life of service to the Lord in a lost world that rejects Biblical Truth. FBCS seeks to supplement the home academically and complement the home spiritually.

Academically, students are offered a sound, broad based curriculum that will give them a solid foundation for further studies after graduation and/or for the work force. Spiritually, it is our desire for each of our students to know Christ as their personal Savior and to dedicate their lives to do His perfect will, whatever that may be. Through Biblical integration of all subject matter, the faculty will seek to facilitate the application of God’s principles in the students’ daily lives, thus encouraging discernment and spiritual growth beyond salvation. The building of Christian character will be emphasized as it is remembered that FBCS does not primarily exist to train children how to make a living, but rather how to live. A child needs to grow as Jesus Himself grew, as defined in Luke 2:52. “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” “Wisdom” is intellectual growth; “Stature” is physical growth; “In favor with God” is spiritual growth; and “In favor with man” is social growth.

True education conforms to the ideal set forth in Scripture, and it involves the total development of the born-again believer. For this reason, only “born-again” applicants in grades 7-12 who express a desire to attend FBCS are admitted. Though evangelism is more prevalent in the younger students and may also occur in the upper grades, FBCS exists to provide training (spiritual, academic, physical and social) for Christian young people as an extension of their Christian homes.

Fourth Baptist Christian School is an integral arm of the Fourth Baptist Church; thus it maintains and teaches without apology the same doctrinal position as set forth in the constitution and the doctrinal statement of the church.