The Faith Academy Incorporated began as a dream of a few Missionaries in the Philippines who envisioned a place where their children could grow and learn. “These parents confidently placed their vision for a school in the hands of God and watched as their dream was formed into reality.” The school began with donated books and equipment in a rented place in V. Mapa Street in Manila. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 1957 and began its journey of faith on July 15, 1957 with 47 students. The school quickly outgrew its facility and decided to purchase a property east of Manila. In 1962, the school moved to its 8.14 hectares property in Cainta, Rizal. In 1965, the school’s first batch of 11 students graduated.
In 2005, Faith Academy was formally recognized by the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) as an International school in conjunction with its charter as an alien school, as a result, it can accept students of any nationality. Today, Filipino students are the 3rd largest ethnic group in the academy, the first being Koreans and second are the Americans. It offers progressive education to Pre-Kinder up to Grade 12 education in a Christian environment. The Elementary School (Preschool to Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12) have its own Principal, assistant principal and counselor. Faith Academy is both day and boarding school for its students. Most of the high school students along with some Middle School students used to live in the Campus (before pandemic). Families that live in Metro Manila are scattered throughout the City as mostly are Missionaries.
In 2019, the Academy was recognized as an Educational Institution of International Character under the Republic Act 11237. It is accredited with the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). It was accredited for 7 years for 2 consecutive applications.