Castle Hills First Baptist School
|Castle Hills First Baptist School|
|Castle Hills, TX
|Type||Private Christian School|
|Enrollment||370 in High School, Middle School, and Elementary|
|Average class size||15–22 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||10:1|
|Campus||40 acres (160,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Blue, Gold, White|
|Athletics||Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Golf, Cheerleading|
Castle Hills First Baptist School (CHFBS) is an ACSI accredited, private, Baptist school located in Castle Hills (a suburb of San Antonio) in the U.S. state of Texas. CHFBS offers classes from Pre-School to 12th grade.
Castle Hills First Baptist School began in 1981 by the work of Pastor George H. Harris and several members of Castle Hills First Baptist Church. Initially, the school started serving Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, with a starting enrollment of about a hundred students. Castle Hills First Baptist School celebrated its 25 Year Anniversary during the 2005–2006 school year.
Castle Hills has received numerous TAPPS Division 4A Awards. The first of these was the boys soccer program in the 1997-1998 season. Other awards include two state championships for boys varsity volleyball in the early 2000s. Recently, the Lady Eagles Varsity Basketball Team went to the TAPPS Division 1A Sweet Sixteen State Playoffs.
In 2003, the unveiled a brand-new, multi-use, state-of-the-art Gymnasium. It was subsequently called Victory Gym. Currently, it hosts Volleyball and Basketball games.
Castle Hills recently released a new football program, starting a Six-Man Football team in 2009. Starting out with 10 players in 2009 under the vision of senior pastor James Shupp, it escalated to 21 players in 2011. The Eagles made the playoffs their first season in Football. The Varsity Team is coached by Howard Payne University graduate, James Criner.
Castle Hills has always had a prestigious Choir. The secondary choir has received back-to-back state titles in 2010 and 2011.
Every year, Castle Hills First Baptist School invites their alumni to a themed Homecoming game during the school year. In the past, it had been during basketball season. However, with the addition of football, it has been moved to the fall. In the week during the Friday Homecoming game, festivities include games, special dress days corresponding to the theme, and class competitions.
See You At the POLE
Every September, the Castle Hills High School Student Council organizes a gathering of the school on a Wednesday morning for the purpose of school unity and worship.
On the Friday before Thanksgiving Break, the High School Student Council creates an afternoon filled with games. Normally, the Yearbooks are released during the Fall Picnic.
The Senior Class of Castle Hills receives a week off of school to go on a trip paid for by the class fund. It has historically always been to Panama City, Florida. However, the decision was made in 2008 to let the class select the destination. Recent selections were New York City and Disney World.
- Matt Krause (Class of 1998), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 93 in Fort Worth
- "About CHFBS - Castle Hills First Baptist Church". Chfbc.org. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
- "Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools". TAPPS. Retrieved September 20, 2011.