Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that selecting the right school for your children can be a challenging task and may have questions about the admissions process at Faith Baptist Schools. You are welcome to contact our admissions team at any time to address specific areas of interest, or feel free to browse some of the most frequently asked questions below.
There are about 1,300 students total in grades K3 - 12.
The 3 and 4 year old classes can have up to 21 students in each classroom with a teacher and teacher's aid. All other grades have between 25-32 students per class with one teacher.
Please contact the Admissions Office at (818) 340-6131, ext. 225, to see if there is room in your student's grade level. It is recommended that you enroll as soon as possible so you don't have to be put on a waiting list if your grade level is full.
Faith Baptist Schools follows the admission guidelines set forth by the state of California.
Children entering the 3-year old kindergarten must be age 3 by September 1.
Children entering the 4-year old kindergarten must be age 4 by September 1.
Children entering the 5-year old kindergarten must be age 5 by September 1.
Enrollment opens in January for each upcoming school year. We do not maintain waiting lists for future school years. Space is limited and a waiting list will begin only when each spot has been filled for the upcoming school year.
A waiting list is formed only when all seats have been filled in a grade level. If your child's grade level is full by the time you turn in the application, your child will be placed on the waiting list. The admissions office will contact you as soon as a seat becomes available. Siblings are given priority during the waiting list process.
Classes begin at various times.
K3 & K4: 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
K5: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 2: 8:30 AM - 3:10 PM
Grades 3 - 4: 8:30 AM - 3:20 AM
Grades 5 - 6: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades 7 - 12: 8:00 AM - 3:40 PM
Before- and after-school daycare is available for all students in K3-6th grade beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM. An after-school study hall for grades 7 and 8 is available until 6:00 PM.
Unless there is a waiting list, children in grades K3 and K4 are officially accepted upon receipt of application and enrollment fee. Once all of the requirements are met for children entering grades K5-12, the Admissions Director will contact you to let you know of your child's official acceptance. Additionally, information will be e-mailed to you in August regarding the start of school, school supplies, and Back-To-School Night.
The oldest child is considered the first child and will pay the regular tuition cost for his grade level. Please refer to the Tuition Schedule
. To be eligible to receive the sibling discount, a parent must present a birth certificate or proof of legal guardianship.
Due to our debt-free property and facilities, Faith Baptist is able to provide the least expensive private school education in the San Fernando Valley. Please visit the Affording Faith Baptist Schools
page for a complete list of tuition costs. Financial Assistance is available for families who qualify. Please visit the Financial Assistance
page for more information.
Yes, all students in grades K3-12 must wear the Faith Baptist approved uniform. Faith Baptist uses the Dennis Uniform Company as our official uniform distributor. Please review the Dennis Uniform
website to order uniform pieces, or visit the store located at 20920 Victory Blvd. in Woodland Hills.
Because we have a highly accelerated curriculum and require students to adhere to an arduous code of behavior, the administration may find it necessary to deny some applications for enrollment. This may be due to academic deficiencies. Students must also pass an entrance exam and their report cards must be average or better.
If a child scores low in any area of the entrance exam, Faith Baptist may recommend or require Summer School. This may help elementary students who score low in math, reading, or English. Academic probation may also be an option for low-scoring students. If a student is not accepted into Faith Baptist, the enrollment fee will be fully refunded.
Past discipline matters may cause an application to be denied. No child will be admitted into Faith Baptist Schools without a good recommendation from his previous school. Report cards must reflect good work habits and citizenship. Please understand that although we would like to accept every student, Faith Baptist is not primarily a remedial or disciplinary school.
Faith Baptist Schools is an open-enrollment school, and as such, church attendance is not mandatory for students or parents. However, because we are a distinctively Christian school, Bible is a required subject for every student.
Faith Baptist Schools is a distinctively Christian school. Our purpose is not only to educate the minds of young people, but also to guide their hearts to an understanding of God's Holy Word, the Bible. For this reason, Bible is a required subject for every student. In addition, 1st-12th grade students attend chapel regularly. In a Christian school, and only in a Christian school, will your child be taught moral and ethical values which have a foundation in God's Word. Students who are given such a foundation have the opportunity to develop the personal characteristics necessary to succeed in college and in life. You may read A Faith Baptist Education
page or the Mission & Philosophy
page to understand more about the education your child will receive here at Faith Baptist.
Depending on a child's entrance exam scores, Faith Baptist may recommend or require your child to attend Summer School. Summer School may help students who score low in math, reading, or English. Once school begins, after-school help classes are offered by each grade level. Tutoring is also available at $15 per hour for a student tutor, or $20 per half-hour for a teacher tutor. You may submit a Tutor Request to the administration if your child needs assistance. The administration will contact you accordingly.
Parents are not required to complete any volunteer hours. However, parents are more than welcome to help chaperone class field trips, take part in the candy sale, and help with various classroom parties. For your the safety of all students, we require that all parents complete a Volunteer Screening Form
Parents may schedule an appointment with the Admissions Director to take a tour of the campus. To request a tour, please click here
. Information on Admissions Night and our annual Open House can be found by visiting the How to Visit FBS
Yes, Faith Baptist offers a bus service to families in the Simi Valley and San Fernando Valley areas. For information and to complete a contract, click here
Please understand that we cannot honor all requests for specific teachers. The Administration of Faith Baptist earnestly seeks to provide each student with the best possible classroom environment. When it comes to placement, the following factors are considered: time of enrollment, teacher requests, academic ranking, teacher recommendations, gender, and new student status. We do our best to put each student where he will be most happy and effective in his school work, but we cannot promise to place your child in the requested class. We kindly ask that each school family support our policy of waiting 30 days after the semester begins before requesting a change of teacher.