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First Assembly Christian School

PRIVATE Christian

  • Grades Served: PK3 – 12
  • 714 Students (Coed)
  • 11 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: College Preparatory, Christian
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, French, German
  • School Day: 8am – 3pm
  • Extended Care: 7am – 5:45pm
  • Summer Programs: Full summer day-camp opportunities for enrolled students as well as week-long athletic and activity camps for students coming from the surrounding community.
  • Opened in 1972
  • To enroll for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by August 1
  • Tuition Range: $7,337 - $9,646 Per Year
  • Discounts offered for those paying annually or semi-annually
  • 25% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Uniform Required
  • FACS offers a full-service program with strong academics as well as a wide variety of athletic and fine arts opportunities at an affordable price.
  • All faculty and staff are Christians and many hold or are pursuing advanced degrees.
  • In addition to athletics and fine arts programs, students participate in a wide variety of academic extra-curricular programs including the Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee, the National Geography Bee, National History Day, Bizarre Science Bazaar, Fine Arts Extravaganza, Junior League Biz Town, Knowledge Bowl, American Math Competition, Creative Writing Conference.
  • School is located on 42-acre campus, with two academic buildings, athletic fields, track and field house, and a guidance and counseling center.
  • School provides wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities not typically available at similarly priced schools. These include several choirs, marching and concert band, and the following sports programs: football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, golf, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, and trap shooting.
  • Extracurriculars: Elementary: cheerleading, football, basketball; Secondary: marching and concert bands, four choirs, theatre, musical theatre, various clubs, cheerleading, football, cross country, golf, trap shooting, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, and tennis
  • Gifted Education: Enrichment program includes special study units with field trips, brain teasers, logic exercises, debates, etc. for elementary students; honors courses in grades 7-12 as well as advanced placement and dual enrollment courses.
  • Parent Involvement: Parent Teacher Fellowship, booster clubs, volunteers, chaperones, fundraising.
  • Tours: FACS offers preview days throughout the year while school is in session during which families enjoy a light breakfast, meet administrators, and tour the school. During an open house in January, families tour the school and have the opportunity to talk with faculty members and coaches about the academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. Interested families may schedule a personal tour at a time that is convenient for them by contacting Admissions Director Ellen DiGirolamo at ellen@facsmemphis.org.
  • College preparation through the Jones Guidance and Counseling Center includes career assessments, assistance with college selection and application, meetings with college recruiters, assistance with scholarship application, and motivation/reward system for completing application processes.
  • AP Classes: Biology, Calculus, English, Government, U.S. History
  • Offers Dual Enrollment in college courses

Enrollment Info

  • Application Requirements: Application is online. All requirements are described in the online process as well as being listed in the admissions section of the website, www.facsmemphis.org.
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Reviews (4)

  • Feels like homeParent 02/17/2015
    This school is everything we hoped it would be! A strong Christian community that challenges intellectually as well! Our daughters love it and so do we. Recently experienced a family emergency and the way the parents and faculty have reached out to us is amazing. You won't be sorry you chose to send ... More
  • We love this place!Parent 02/13/2015
    I have one child who graduated, one in high school and one entering 9th next year. This is a great school--challenging and excelling academically and spiritually.
  • Challenging and nurturingParent 02/07/2015
    Both of our daughters attend FACS and the staff, students and rigorous education is second to none. The teachers nurture them in a warm environment while challenging them to learn and grow.
  • Challenging and nurturingParent 02/06/2015
    Both of our daughters attend FACS and the staff, students and rigorous education is second to none. The teachers nurture them in a warm environment while challenging them to learn and grow.
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Diversity

  • Somewhat Diverse Economically25% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially

Performance

Achievement
23 In 2015, the Average ACT Score for students was 23
100% In 2015, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 100%
Growth
0 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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