Middle School 6th-8th Grades

First Presbyterian Academy opened  the Middle School (grades 6-8) in 2015. The academic day begins at 8:00am and concludes at 3:00pm. Students adhere to the Academy Dress Code. Some extracurricular activities and sporting events are 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.

SAIS Accreditation and Governance

First Presbyterian Academy is seeking accreditation from 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.

Instructional Opportunities

The Middle School academic offerings are listed in the charts below. These offerings include opportunities to take advanced placement coursework in Algebra and English I Honors for high school credit. Project Based Learning is also available in STEM Lab.

Grade Class Size Academics

Sixth Grade

Students will change classes for target areas of instruction.

Ratio 1:20
  • New Testament Survey
  • English 6
  • Math 6
  • Science 6/STEM Lab
  • World History 1
  • Language-Spanish
  • Related Arts Electives

Seventh Grade

Students will change classes for target areas of insturction.

Ratio 1:20
  • Old Testament Survey
  • English 7
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Science 7/STEM Lab
  • World History ll
  • Language-Spanish
  • Related Arts Electives

Eight Grade 

Students will change classes for target areas of instruction.

Ratio 1:20
  • Bible Doctrines 
  • Honors English
  • Algebra 
  • Physical Science
  • American History
  • Language-Spanish
  • Related Arts Electives

Students will be grouped by grade level and courses for the academic portion of the day. For the related arts curriculum,  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

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.

Extracurricular Activities

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.  Additionally, students will have access to several after school programs, including but not limited to:

  • Fine Arts Program
    • Drama 
    • Visual Arts
  • Athletics Program
    • Basketball League
    • Golf 
    • Track

Campus Facility

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.