Middle School Academics : : Christian Education in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina
The Middle School of First Baptist School, located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, emphasizes a Christian worldview and academic rigor.
Seventh and eighth grades are a time of preparation and transition at First Baptist School, and our curriculum is designed to foster student growth and independence. During this time, students begin to assume a greater responsibility for self and school work. Our school facilitates this growth in two ways: through classroom instruction and spiritual formation.
Our instructional curriculum focuses on developing each student’s mind by introducing higher-level maths, fostering independent thinking, focusing on formal research and writing practices, and developing critical thinking skills. Our one-to-one ChromeBook initiative ensures that students learn these skills in conjunction with instruction in digital citizenship. Core classes are further supplemented with classes in Spanish, art, physical education, music, and more, providing students with a robust, liberal arts education.
The school’s location also enables our faculty to enrich student learning through unique, hand-ons experiences in the downtown area. History students might stroll through the downtown area while learning about the pirates of South Carolina while English classes may walk to the Dock Street Theatre to view dramatized versions of classic literature. As students explore the area, they develop a first-hand knowledge of the rich history and culture of Charleston and the state of South Carolina.
At First Baptist School, we also believe it is essential to cultivate each student’s spiritual well-being. Students are enrolled in a year-long Bible class which equips them with a foundational knowledge of Biblical truths. Students also attend a weekly chapel service that is designed to promote Christian worldview and enrich students’ spiritual lives.