Along with our preschool, FBC runs a k-4th grade elementary school for the blind and visually impaired students of the Phoenix area. Our mission for the Elementary Education program is to provide specialized instruction that allows children with visual disabilities, including those with additional disabilities, to develop pre-academic and academic skills that will allow students to be successful going forward as they transition to their neighborhood school.
The program is for those students who are not quite ready for public school, or whose local districts do not have the resources to support them. The option to place a child in our Elementary school for the blind is determined by the needs of the child and the appropriate available programs within the child’s district. Some Elementary Ed students come for only a year. Others may spend two or more years getting ready to join their public-school peers.