Fort Bend Christian Academy
Best Private School in Fort Bend
by Lacey Wulf
What if your child had the opportunity to attend a school where God and the Bible are integrated into the curriculum and where every class prepares them for the challenges of college and life? Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) offers this exact type of environment for pre-k all the way through grade 12. In fact, it’s one of only a few private schools in Fort Bend County to do so, they were recently voted #1 by Niche.com, and for the sixth year, Living Magazine readers voted FBCA Best Private School in Fort Bend.
But what makes FBCA the top private school in the area? Is it the school’s 35% racial diversity? Is it the focus on glorifying God? All this and more.
Small Classes, Big Futures
While public and private school districts suffer from teacher shortages and other administrative issues, FBCA proudly has maintained small class sizes. In 1987, when the school began, a single teacher taught seven students. Although enrollment has increased to 860 students, classes remain small. For grades nine through 12, which is called Upper School at FBCA, the average class size is only 16 students. For pre-k up to grade four the student-to-teacher ratio is even lower — about 12 to 16 students (dependent on the grade level).
With these classes, students can have a variety of learning experiences and more individualized attention from teachers, helping them develop skills that prepare them for college. In fact, FBCA has an astounding 100% matriculation rate to colleges or military service.
Instead of catering the curriculum to standardized tests, teachers at FBCA dedicate class time to various studying strategies, assignments that use technology and library resources for research, and praising God.
Becoming Well-Rounded Human Beings
In many schools, kids and parents must choose and specialize in one extracurricular activity and have little opportunity to be involved in multiple interests. At FBCA, students are exposed to and encouraged to participate in various activities. In fact, 78% of the student body in Upper School is involved in sports, winning more than 20 state championships in volleyball, track, football, and more.
With more than 20 available sports at FBCA, Renie Deanda, director of communications and marketing, said, “Here, students don’t have to commit to just one sport or activity. They can be more well-rounded in all areas.”
Excellence in the Arts
Year after year, the visual and performing arts department at FBCA achieves high honors for its outstanding programs. For instance, in music, FBCA has been TAPPS state champions for 5A schools for 10 years in a row.
Plus, theater students recently performed at the national Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, showing their acting talents to other schools from across the country. With a 35-acre campus, the school offers cutting-edge technology and plenty of studio and performance space to explore creativity through woodworking, sculpture, band, choir, orchestra, and theater.
If you want your child to have a truly enriching and spiritual education that builds a strong spiritual and academic foundation, Fort Bend Christian Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2024–25 school year and encourages interested parents to start the process now by attending an upcoming preview night or campus tour.