In the summer of 1998, a group of parents heard about a school in Arlington, Texas that was a new alternative in education. Two of these individuals attended a seminar hosted by Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington to learn about their concept and explore the possibility of starting this type of school in Marble Falls, Texas. The trip convinced them that God would establish this type of school here, and they began praying for others to join them in this vision. As a result, four families joined together with the purpose of establishing a school modeled after Grace Preparatory Academy. In the fall of 1999, Faith Academy opened its doors for the first time, welcoming 82 students to the campus.
In the fall of 2019, Faith Academy of Marble Falls will celebrate its 20th anniversary. And, how faithful God has been over these 20 years!
God has given us so much:
- A beautiful 28-acre campus in a magnificent location just east of Marble Falls;
- A new geo-fill turf football field and track;
- A wide array of extracurricular opportunities and achievements for our students – athletics, art, robotics, regional competitions in writing, spelling, art and math;
- Students achieving at the National Merit finalist and semifinalist levels, as well as Commended Scholars;
- Students going on to college, to the military, to the missions field, to first responder careers;
- Long-serving teachers, committed to Faith’s mission.
And, we look forward to His generous providence in the coming years, answering prayers for a vision that includes:
- Enrollment of 500 students in 5 years;
- A new elementary building with its own tech room, library, and multi-purpose room;
- Phase Two of our athletic complex, including a new gym, a baseball field, a softball field, tennis courts, all with a concession stand, bathrooms, a Spirit store and athletics offices;
- A multi-million-dollar endowment to attract and retain exemplary leadership;
- Development of a vocational tract;
- Implementation of an onsite 6th grade academy;
- Online courses offerings, summer intensives, and summer camps.
With the blessings that have already been given, and all the excitement we have looking forward, our theme for next year is a natural… Faith Excels – 20 years and counting!
Faith Academy is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED, including SACS CASI, and is a member in good standing with the University-Model Schools International, Christian Schools International, and the Association of Christian Schools International.