"Our Statement of Faith"


We believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, fully trustworthy, and inerrant in the original writing; and that it is the supreme and final authority (II Timothy 3:16-17)


We believe that there is one God and creator, externally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; John 10:30; John 1:1-5, 14-18)


We believe in the diety of God's only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Luke 1:35; Colossians 1:15-23; Hebrews 1:1-14; Acts 1:9-11, 2:22-24)


We believe in the forgiveness of sins and the salvation of lost and sinful man, by grace through faith in the Gospel, regenerated by the Holy Spirit and the Spirit-filled life. (Romans 10:9-10; Titus 3:5-7; John 14:16-26; Galatians 2:20; John 20:30-31)


We believe in heaven and hell and in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They that are saved unto the resurrection of life eternal, and they that are lost unto everlasting, conscious punishment. (I Corinthians 15:1-58; John 14:1-6; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-8)


We believe in the importance and urgency of sharing the Gospel with all mankind. (John 3:1-21; Matthew 28:18-20; John 10:10; Acts 1:8)

Faith Academy is an evangelical interdenominational school. It is not aligned with or supported by a particular church or denomination. 

It is a member of Association of Christian Schools International and is fully accredited with the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools. For the Spiritual and Moral Growth of the students, Faith Academy seeks:

  • To teach the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect toward it.

  • To teach the basic doctrines of the Bible. (Titus 2:1)

  • To lead the pupil to an understanding of Christ as Savior and Lord. (Rom. 10:9-10).

  • To develop a desire to know and obey the will of God as revealed through prayer and searching of the scriptures.

  • To impart an understanding of each Christian’s place in the Body of Christ, and each student’s involvement in the Great Commission.

  • To develop the mind of Christ toward godliness and sin and to teach the students how to overcome sin.

  • To encourage the development of self-discipline and responsibility of the student based on respect and submission to God.

  • To help the student develop for himself a view of all truth as God's truth by integrating life and studies with the Bible.


Our Roots 

Faith Academy began as an idea from a committee in 1993. Classes began for the first time in the fall of 1994 with nine students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Grades were added as the years progressed, and in May 2003 Faith Academy had its first group of Seniors. Including that year, 119 students have graduated from Faith Academy.

© 2019 Faith Academy Bellville

Faith Academy has been offering Christian education to the Austin County area since the fall of 1994. Our mascot: the KNIGHTS. Our colors: BLUE & GOLD.

Faith Academy is ranked as 1A by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).

2019-2020 Board Members:

Warren Taake, President

Russell Witt, Vice President

Bonnie Cerny, Treasurer

Jenni Hargrave, Secretary

William David, Member at-large

Our Faith Academy Administration

Merlene Byler, Head of School 

Amy Catlett, School Chaplain

Clare Westbrook, Administrator

Jamie Odom, Administrator

Tammy Shuck, Administrator


Front Office (Building 4)

7:30-4 p.m.

Early Education Center (EEC Building 6)

7:50 a.m. - Noon

Extended Care (EEC Building 6)

Noon to 3:00 p.m.  

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Elementary School (K-5) (Building 2)

7:50 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. 

Secondary Schools (6-12) (Building 3 & 4)

7:50 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


12177 Highway 36 Bellville, Texas 77418

 TEL| 979-865-1811

FAX| 979-865-2454


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Faith Academy admits students, faculty, and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available by the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.