First Presbyterian Academy is pleased to announce the opening of a Middle School (grades 6-8) for the 2015-16 school year. The academic day will begin at 8:00am and conclude at 3:00pm. Students must adhere to the Academy Dress Code. Some extracurricular activities and sporting events will be held after school.
While every aspect of the school is based upon a Biblical worldview, as an evangelical school, First Presbyterian Academy is open to all qualified students regardless of their, or their parents', religious background or training.
NAIS and SAIS Accreditation and Governance
First Presbyterian Academy will be seeking accreditation from both the National Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. As a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, the Academy is governed by a committee appointed by the session.
Teachers & Staff
The Middle School grades are characterized by small classes, taught by experienced, degreed teachers, utilizing the very best curriculum available. All First Presbyterian Academy teachers and staff are dedicated, Christian professionals who love children and seek to provide a clear model of a biblical, grace-centered Christian life and worldview to our students.
The Middle School academic offerings are listed in the charts below. These offerings include opportunities to take advanced placement coursework in Algebra, English I Honors, and Physical Science for high school credit. Project Based Learning is also available in STEM Lab.
Students will be grouped by grade level and courses for the academic portion of the day. For the related arts curriculum, students will select the courses, and classes will be in multi-age groups. Students will also have access to our Academic Center, which offers academic coaching, curriculum tutorial, cognitive skills enhancement with language-based difficulties, and academic enrichment.
Christian Worldview is an overarching view of the world based on God’s revealed truth, the Bible, which directs our life in the world. The Christian Worldview is the framework through which the academic program is taught, and it permeates all levels of the school and all coursework at the school.
The FPA Middle School will be offering STEM instruction, Related Arts electives and Foreign Language instruction. Students will be involved in local service projects throughout the year and mission trips will be offered both during the academic year and during the summer. Additionally, students will have access to several after school programs, including but not limited to:
- LEGO Robotics League
- Fine Arts Program
- Drama Club
- Instrumental Music
- Visual Arts
- Athletics Program
- Soccer League
- Basketball League
- Golf Team
- Swim Team
- Triathlon Team
- Tennis Team
The Middle School is part of First Presbyterian Academy and classes are located on the second floor of the Symmes-Wilson Building and the second floor of the McCoy Education Building. There is a plan for a new facility that will include the Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School. The new school will be located in downtown Greenville on the First Presbyterian Church campus.