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International Students

Here’s what you can experience at FBA.

At First Baptist Academy in Dallas, Texas, our mission is to provide a Christ-centered and biblically integrated college preparatory education to develop the next generation of Christian servant leaders for the glory of God. Our international program seeks to uphold that mission by providing an outstanding home-stay service, an individualized ESL program, and personal care for each student.

Student Life

Our international students participate in a broad range of activities such as Band, Athletics, Yearbook, and service projects. Students experience American and Texan culture through field trips, retreats, and personal relationships. FBA provides additional opportunities to travel nationally and internationally in conjunction with the FBA OnMission program.

ESL

The English as a Second Language (ESL) at First Baptist Academy helps to develop students’ language abilities, to cultivate a love for learning in all the academic areas, and to prepare them for a successful university experience.

Admissions Process

Students will be granted admission based on their academic history, recommendations, and student interview via Skype or WeChat. Applicants who meet all of the admission requirements and who have been accepted to be a student at First Baptist Academy will be provided the I-20 immigration document. This will allow the student to apply for an F-1 student visa.

Admissions applications are available online through RenWeb at www.fbacademy.com. Once the application is completed and reviewed by the admissions committee, an interview will follow.

Host Family Experience  

Each international student is required to live with a family in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. International students who are not living with their biological families are placed with Christian host families who are screened and approved by FBA. Each adult in the household has had a criminal background check for students’ safety. Students are expected to engage in family life style, attend church regularly, and pay monthly host family compensation (which includes food, lodging, and transportation to and from school).

Tuition and Fees

Payments for tuition and fees may be made by bank check/debit or sent directly to the First Baptist Academy bank account by wire transfer. Please contact the Admissions Office for wire transfer information.

Tuition is due at the time students arrive to the school for the start of classes. Tuition must be paid in its entirety before the first day of classes. Once the student has entered his/her first day of class, tuition for the year is NON-REFUNDABLE.

For a complete list of international tuition and fees, please follow this link. 2019-2020 International Tuition and Fees

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