A Message From Headmaster Skelton
50 years of Faith
The vision for Faith Academy was born in early 1967 at a men’s prayer meeting one Saturday night in the sanctuary of Lott Road Baptist Church in Eight Mile, Alabama. The burning desire on the hearts of these dedicated men was to provide a quality Christian education for children and young people. They were determined to provide a place for Bible study, prayer, worship and a quality educational program. However, this dream was not realized until 1969. It was then that Lott Road Christian Grade School was begun in a single, two-story building located behind Lott Road Baptist Church. The school had 170 students in grades one through six and eight teachers.
The administration and leadership soon realized that building and maintaining a Christian school that would assure parents of a quality education within a Christian environment would require a walk of FAITH. Therefore, it was decided in school year 1971-1972 to change the name of Lott Road Christian School to Faith Academy. Today, by faith, the name stands.
Faith Academy grew rapidly. By school year 1972-1973 enrollment increased to 547 students in grades one through twelve. In this same year seventeen students graduated. It was not until the school year 1975-1976 that kindergarten was added.
Faith remained at the Lott Road site for nineteen years. The school moved to the present site on Tanner Williams Road in Mobile, Alabama, in the summer of 1988. The enrollment remained at approximately 500 students in grades kindergarten through twelve.
During the 1990-1991 school year, the school was accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association. By this time the enrollment had grown to 570 students.
Today, the school is accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Faith Academy’s current enrollment has reached over ‘1700’ students. Children from three years old to seniors are taught daily.
Watch Us Grow
Faith Academy Facilities include:
- Gated and secure 127 acre campus in west Mobile
- Fenced and covered playgrounds
- Separate elementary and kindergarten playgrounds
- 6,000 square foot state of the art weight training facility
- 35 acre athletic complex
- Seven buildings that house K3-12th grade
- On site bookstore
Faith Academy endeavors to provide for our students’ spiritual, artistic, athletic, social and personal needs through our daily school programs and extracurricular activities. Our goal is to develop Christian young people who will impact and change the world around them for Christ.
It is the mission of Faith Academy to offer a quality Christian education in a safe, clean and orderly environment, while assisting and encouraging our students to realize who they are in Christ.
Non- Discrimatory Statement
In the spirit of Christian unity and the love that Christ shows for all mankind, Faith Academy admits students or any race, gender, national or ethnic orgin, or physical disability, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generaqlly accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, sex, nationality or ethnic origin. physical disability in adminstration of its education policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs. However, Faith Academy does reserve the right to use a selective admissions policy for criteria in fulfillment of its stated goals and objectives.