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Who We Are.  We are a growing kindergarten through eighth grade Christian school that strives to bring excellence to your child's education. A full middle school was completed in the 2016-17 school year. We are fully accredited through Association of Christian Schools International with fully degreed, certified, and experienced teachers who continually build upon their skills through regular professional development. Each classroom teacher has a bachelor's or master's degree in his/her teaching area. We are a family of staff, parents, and students who love and care for one another through regular communication, hospitality, and service to others.We are a school in which your child can thrive as we work together with Christ as our leader.

A Strong Foundation of Nurturing and Educating. First United Methodist School, in partnership with home and church, prepares students to face the increasing challenges of the 21st century. It is our utmost goal to be a greenhouse for your child. A tender, vulnerable seed is often placed within a greenhouse to establish a strong root system and a sturdy stem before it is placed in the outdoors amidst the varying elements. We take your children from preschool through seventh grade and give them a solid root system based upon a firm foundation as we educate the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. We partner with you to provide this safe, nurturing environment.

Our Reputation - The Time-Tested Results. When students leave FUMS, they are ready to face the many challenges of life. Both public and private schools throughout our area are thrilled to receive our FUMS graduates because they are so well prepared in academics, work ethics, and Christian character! On average, our students test 14 months over the national average in standardized testing! A majority of our students continue outstanding academic careers, many of whom graduate in the top 10% of their graduating classes. Over 75% of our graduates continue some type of higher education. Currently, we have alumni who are veterinarians, geneticists, educators, journalists, lawyers, city managers, medical professionals, and various other business professional positions. We currently having six alumni in law school and others in medical school.

Your Child's Safety - A Priority at FUMS! First United Methodist School & Child Care Center has a formalized Crisis Response Manual in place. The safety of our students is always at the forefront of concern for our staff. Throughout the school year, we practice various types of emergency drills, and in the event of a true emergency, we will utilize various means of contacting parents, such as email, Facebook, phone or text messages. We have a closed campus in which only authorized personnel, parents, and their designees are able to enter.

Our Mission

To instill within the student/child a sense of responsibility for continuous Christian and intellectual growth in a nurturing environment

Our Vision

To empower each child with wisdom and knowledge in following Christ's call to excellence for impacting the world

Our Core Values

1.    Faith in Christ (Deuteronomy 7:9, Philippians 3:9)

2.    Education of the Whole Child (Proverbs 22:8)

3.    Respect for Self and Others (1 Peter 2:17)

4.    Diversity of People and Ideas (Romans 12:9)

5.    Integrity Always (Titus 2:7)

Our Educational Objectives

  • Offer an instructional program to meet the academic needs of each child
  • Encourage clear, logical, and independent thinking
  • Promote mastery of basic skills of communication, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, computer science, and physical education
  • Develop a sense of responsibility as a citizen
  • Provide opportunities for participation in wholesome recreational activities
  • Develop wholesome Christian attitudes and values for continual spiritual and intellectual growth

Our Expected Student Outcomes

  • The student should become a well-balanced, Christ-like person through proper   mental, physical, spiritual, and social development.
  • The student should come to the point where Christ is at the center of every area of his/her life through the development of wholesome Christian attitudes, appreciation, and values.
  • The student should gain a broad understanding of the world in which he or she lives through a Christ-centered, biblically-based educational program.
  • The student should develop a responsibility for continuous spiritual and intellectual growth that takes them into their higher education and adulthood.
  • The student should gain an appreciation for the arts and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values.
  • The student should have a critical appreciation of the cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting interethnic harmony, and encouraging biblical hospitality for the “alien” or “stranger.” 
  • The student should know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
  • The student will be committed to lifelong learning.
  • The student will have the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions.
  • The student will respect and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
  • The student will have an appreciation for the natural environment and practice responsible stewardship of God’s creation. 


Why Should I Enroll My Child in First United Methodist School?

Curriculum Matrix 


All our staff, volunteers, and chaperones are required to have child and youth protection training and background checks.

  Step Up For Students provides K-12 scholarships for low-income school children who may receive more than $5,000 for private school tuition! Does your family qualify for the free or reduced lunch program?  If so, you may qualify for this program too.  Please CLICK HERE to learn more.

From First United Methodist School and Child Care Center Parent/Student Polices Handbook


4.1 Religious Exempt

First United Methodist School and Child Care Center has a Religious Exempt Status and holds a Religious Exempt Certificate. 

First United Methodist School & Child Care Center is an integral part of the First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee conducting regularly scheduled classes, courses of study, or educational programs accredited by Association of Christian Schools International, which publishes and requires compliance with its standards for health, safety and sanitation, pursuant to section 402.316(1), Florida Statutes.

First United Methodist School & Child Care Center is in compliance with the Florida Statutes in regards to meeting the minimum requirements of the applicable local governing body as to health, sanitation, and safety as well as background screening requirements (ss. 402.305, 402.3055, 435.04, 435.05, and 435.06 Florida Statutes). First United Methodist School & Child Care Center is committed to ongoing self-monitoring for compliance.


The sponsor or another adult helper/designee will "collect" FUMS club members from classrooms at 3:00 p.m. pick-up.  After the club meeting is over, students will either be picked up at the club meeting location by their parents or be escorted and checked into aftercare, if they are registered.

4th & 5th Grade Washington D.C. field trip
Students lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


5th grades many different names for God and His attributes

Christmas Program grades K-7th

Chapel for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1st Grade Ms. Watford Family Tree Project

5th Grade Earth Day

Pursuant to USC 200d, FUMS does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, or national origin and extends to all students the same rights, privileges, programs, and activities within the registered program. The non-discrimination policy applies equally to its educational policies, scholarships, and other school or child care administered programs.

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School Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Summer 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten - 7th:
8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Child Care:
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


School Telephone

Child Care Telephone

Fax: 407-847-8997

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Persuant to USC 2000d: First United Methodist Church, School, and Child Care does not discriminate on the ground of race, color, or national origin and extends to all students the same rights, privileges, programs, and activities. The non-discrimination policy applies equally to its educational policies, scholarships, and other school or child care administered programs.