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First Baptist Church School Charleston

48 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 722-6646


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"First Baptist Church School was established in 1949 as an educational ministry of the First Baptist
Church. It was decided that a day school program would provide an opportunity for the church to
increase the teaching of Bible and to enhance character development in the lives of young people
within the church and the community. Accepting God's Word that "the fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom," the church believed that students should be provided with the opportunity
to develop a better understanding of the Bible and thereby to develop a personal relationship with
The educational program is founded in "Academic excellence with a Christian perspective." The development of the "whole child" is emphasized as physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth is nurtured. The development of four fundamental life-long relationships, to God, to one's self, to others, and to one's environment, is incorporated in the teaching and application of knowledge. We seek to lead every student to an awareness of the love of God in Jesus Christ.
As students grow in their understanding of God, we hope that they will respond in faith to Jesus Christ. Growth in this response process leads to the fulfilling of God's purpose to understand, shape, use, preserve and enjoy God's creation in a life of service to God and to all of humanity."