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First Presbyterian Christian Academy was founded in 1975 as a mission of First Presbyterian Church of Hinesville as a preschool and kindergarten under the name First Presbyterian Preschool. The first school director was Claire Fraser McLean. Over the next decade the school expanded to include grade one through three and thanks to our military families the school became known worldwide for its educational excellence. It was in 1986 the church congregation under the direction of Kathy Williams decided to expand to include a full elementary school and renamed the school First Presbyterian Church School.

It was in the year 2006 that the First Presbyterian Church School became First Presbyterian Christian Academy with the eventual expansion of a full middle and high school. As a result, First Presbyterian Christian Academy proudly graduated its first senior class in 2009 with 14 students receiving their high school diplomas and entering college. To date, First Presbyterian Christian Academy has graduated 150 students who have been accepted to colleges and universities throughout the country.

First Presbyterian Christian Academy is accredited through the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) through the parent company of AdvancED.