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Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FBA’s enrollment policy?
Students are selected for admission to the school on the basis of multiple criteria: academic readiness or qualification, maturity, affiliation with the school or First Baptist Church, Dallas, diversity, gender balance, and appropriateness of the match between the family and the school. Testing is used as a tool to provide information to assist in the assessment of each applicant. In all cases, the school retains the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether or not to select a student for admission or to re-enroll a student. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations to the Head of School who has ultimate authority and sole discretion in the decisions of whether or not to admit or re-enroll a student.
First Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color, and national/ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national/ethnic origin in administration of its education practices, policies, scholarship, athletic, or other school-administered programs. All persons are encouraged to apply.
All information gathered during the admissions process is confidential and the sole property of the school.

Do you require testing?
Yes. Click here for information on the Admissions process.

Can my child(ren) spend a day visiting the school?
Yes. Prospective Middle and Upper School students can spend a day shadowing an FBA student with similar interests. To arrange a shadow visit, please contact the Admissions office at 214-969-7861. 

Are wait lists maintained?
Wait lists are not maintained. If an applicant is qualified to attend First Baptist Academy but there are no places currently available, the applicant’s name will be placed in a “wait pool.” The wait pool is made up of qualified applicants available to fill a specific opening in a specific grade. Wait pools are not prioritized wait lists. When and if an opening arises in a particular grade, the Admissions Committee determines the placement of the applicant in the appropriate grade level.

Do priorities exist?
Siblings of currently enrolled students and active members of First Baptist Church, Dallas will be given preferred consideration in the admissions process when all other factors are considered equal. We do not give automatic priority to any applicant.

Is Tuition Assistance available and is there a deadline to apply for Tuition Assistance?
Yes. Click here for information on Tuition Assistance.