Christian school to be constructed in Ferris
By 06/26/2003 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
FERRIS - Ferris Christian Academy, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Ferris, will start a private Christian school to offer parents a choice in their children's education.
This fall parents will be able to enroll their children in grades kindergarden through third grade to be taught under ABeka, a Christian-based curriculum.
Church leaders anticpate the school eventually becoming an accrediated school with kindergarden through 12th grade.
'We're doing a few grades at a time as the need arises,' said First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Bobby Adams.
Ferris Christian Academy currently offers an ABeka based daycare and before/after school program for children, 12 months to 12 years old.
Students enrolled in the programs are taught Bible stories, get
help with their homework, play activities in the gym or can participate in crafts.
'We anticipate if everything goes well we will be in the new facility by early next year,' Ferris Christian Academy Director and Administrator Yolanda Bunt said.
Church leaders hope to break ground next month on seven acres on FM 664, just west of the Ferris Self Storage buildings to build what will be the first of several buildings.
Bunt said the new facility will allow the school more room to take care of more children.
The 100 x 160 building or approxiametely 9,500 square feet will eventually hold up to 270 students, according to Adams.
Bunt said the new facility will house a nursery, grades K-3, a daycare, administration and director offices leaving only the before and after school program at the current location.
Students will have a fenced and gated playground area for the students to run and play.
'As we (the city of Ferris) are growing up, the church wants to offer parents the opportunity for a choice of education for their children,' Bunt said.