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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is South Baldwin Christian Academy (SBCA)?

SBCA is a private Christian school offering quality educational programs for PreK3-12th grade.

  1. Where is SBCA located?

On Hwy. 59, right next door to Paradise Marine south of County Road 8.

  1. Is SBCA accredited?

Yes, SBCA is a fully accredited member of AdvancEd, the gold standard in preK – 12 education, employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students across the United States and 70 other nations. SBCA is also accredited with the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools and the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

  1. How many students attend SBCA?

There are approximately 170 students attending SBCA for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  1. What are the class sizes?

10 – 12 students per class in preschool, 14-16 students per class in elementary, 18 students per class in middle school and 22 students per class in high school.

  1. Does SBCA offer sports programs?

We currently offer intramural sports and are in the planning process for the construction of new athletic facilities and programs.  Competitive sports programs will be available in fall 2017 pending construction completion of our gymnatorium and multipurpose sports fields.

  1. Does SBCA offer art and music programs?

Yes, art and music programs are available for students preK-12th.

  1. What types of after school programs are available?

After school programs used to enhance school curriculum for the K-12 programs include:  sports and fitness, tennis, golf, Jujutsu, cheer/jazz, dance, art, drama, music, and guitar.

  1. What type of chapel experience does SBCA offer?

SBCA is a non-denominational private Christian school and offers chapel services for elementary students that include live worship and praise, innovative and relevant object lessons, multimedia, games and more. Services are led by experienced children’s and youth pastors.

  1. How much is tuition?

Tuition is $3600 for students K3-5th grade, $3800 for students 6th-8th grade, and $4000 for students 9th-12th grade.

  1. Are payment plans available?

Yes, if you choose to pay monthly installments, 10 tuition payments will automatically be deducted through a program we use called FACTS. There is a yearly fee of $100 for the first student and $20 for each additional student to use this program.

  1. Are scholarships available?

A Need-Based Tuition Assistance program is available. FACTS is a third-party company that verifies the income of prospective families and provides us with a feasible tuition level for each family that applies.

  1. How do you compare to other local private schools?

Tuition at SBCA is among the most affordable in Baldwin County.

  1. How well do SBCA graduates place in college?

We are very pleased with our students’ academic performance beyond high school. SBCA students score above the state and national average on the ACT. A high percentage of SBCA graduates, 81 percent, have gone on to enter college, the military or trade school post graduation.

  1. How do I submit an application?

Visit our website at: SouthBaldwinCA.org

  1. When are tours available?

Tours are available on Mondays and Fridays at 8:45, 9:30 and 12:00.  Please call to schedule.

  1. When is the best time to begin?

The beginning of the fall or spring semesters is the best time to begin.

  1. Is SBCA capable of covering the same amount of material as schools with a longer school day?

Yes, SBCA is proud to be able to provide a quality Christian based education rooted in academic excellence and still give families quality time together. Our shorter school days are possible because we do not set aside time during the school day for lunch. Students bring a snack for their mid-morning break and eat lunch at 1PM when school is dismissed. Our small class sizes also allow our teachers to offer individualized instruction and help to each student in significantly less time than they would with a larger class.