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About us

The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, private school serving over 1,400 Central Florida students from preschool through high school.

Since its founding in 1986, The First Academy has continued to grow the academic, fine arts, and athletic programs, helping elevate students to their highest levels of achievement. Developing character strength has led our young men and women to serve others in Orlando and across the globe.

Arts

Best in Show

Congratulations McKenzie McNeil!

Congratulations to McKenzie McNeil for winning the "Best in Show" award at the 2015 District V Thespian Festival. McKenzie is a senior at TFA and has been involved in theatre for six years. She has... Read More.

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Disney’s Candlelight Processional

In September, a group of sixteen Upper School students sang for in an audition video (above) in the hopes that Disney would select our school to participate in the Disney Candlelight Processional at... Read More.

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Why the Arts Matter in School

Written By: Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Several years ago, Stanford University published the results of a study demonstrating why the arts matter in school. While many schools are cutting... Read More.

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Making TFA History

Alumnus Stephen Whitaker, son of Dr. & Mrs. Steve Whitaker, recently finished directing The Odd Couple by Neil Simon which had a successful run April 23-25 in the new Black Box Theatre. This... Read More.

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Congrats Caroline Wendzel

The First Academy junior, Caroline Wendzel has been awarded the Silver Key Award by the Scholastic Southeast Writing Region-at-Large for 2015  in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. This... Read More.

Veterans Day Mural

TFA Veterans Day Mural

At the heart of The First Academy is gratefulness for all who serve our great country in the military. It has become a tradition to open our school to veterans who served our country in past wars by... Read More.

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Athletics

Athletic Events, Week of Feb.4

Events February 4: Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Oak Hall (Royals TV) Varsity Softball vs. Master’s Academy Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. University HS (@ Seminole HS) Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs... Read More.

Athletic Event, Week of Jan. 28

Events January 28: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. The Master’s Academy (Royals TV) Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Wasatch @ M.A.I.T Tournament JV Boys Basketball @ Windermere Prep Tournament January... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of Jan. 21

Events January 21: Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Orangewood (Royals TV) January 22: Varsity Boys Soccer District Championship Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Orlando Christian Prep – Senior Night... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of Jan. 14

Events January 14: No Events January 15: Varsity Girls Soccer District Championship (Royals TV) Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Florida Prep JV Boys Basketball vs. Florida Prep January 16: ... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of Jan. 7

Events January 7: Varsity Girls Basketball @ Oak Ridge HS Varsity Boys Soccer @ Freedom HS January 8: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Crooms Academy – Senior Night (Royals TV) Varsity Girls Soccer... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of 12/10

Events December 10: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Windermere Prep MS Girls Soccer vs. Orangewood MS Girls Basketball Post-Season Tournament @ Foundation Academy   December 11: Varsity Boys... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of 12/3

Events December 3: Varsity Boys Basketball @ Winter Park Rotary Tournament Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Master’s Academy JV Girls Soccer @ Bishop Moore MS Boys Soccer @ Trinity Prep MS Girls... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of 11/19

Events November 19: Varsity Boys Soccer @ Geneva Varsity Girls Soccer @ Geneva Freshmen Boys Basketball @ Bishop Moore MS Boys Soccer @ Windermere Prep   November 20: Varsity Boys... Read More.

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In 2007, TFA was selected to receive an inaugural

FHSAA Rozelle Sportsmanship Award

only one of seven schools honored in the state of Florida

$53 million

in scholarship offers since 2003.

131,000 hours

of Missions/Service completed around the world since 2003

100%

of TFA graduates have been accepted to college

Events

Feb
09

Varsity baseball vs. Central Fl. Christian Academy

07:00 PM-09:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, United States

Feb
09

Varsity Girls lacrosse vs. Lyman HS

06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Lyman High School, 865 S Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood, FL 32750, United States

Feb
09

JV Softball vs. Cornerstone Charter

04:00 PM-05:30 PM
Cornerstone Charter Academy, 5903 Randolph Ave, Orlando, FL 32809, United States

Feb
09

Varsity Softball vs. Father Lopez

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, United States

Feb
09

Varsity Tennis vs. Dr. Phillips

03:30 PM-05:30 PM
The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, United States

Feb
09

MS Tennis vs. Windermere Prep

03:30 PM-05:30 PM
Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL 34786, United States

Feb
09

Varsity Girls Basketball vs. P.K. Younge Regional Semi Final

07:00 PM-09:00 PM
P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School 1080 SW 11th St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Feb
10

K4 Valentine’s Centers

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Classrooms

Feb
10

1st Gr. Valentine’s Celebration

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Classroom

Feb
10

2nd Gr. Buddy Bag Lunch

11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Classrooms

Feb
10

TK & K Valentine’s Centers

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Classrooms

Feb
10

Varsity Softball vs. Freedom HS

05:00 PM-07:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, United States

Feb
10

6th Grade Valentine’s Day Retreat

12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Classrooms

Feb
11

No School – Teacher Professional Development

2/11 7:30 AM-2/12 4:00 PM

Feb
11

MS No School

2/11 7:30 AM-2/12 4:00 PM

Feb
11

TCS Office Open Self Study Days

2/11 06:30 PM-2/12 07:30 PM

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Giving Opportunities

In August of 1987, The First Academy committed to “preparing children for life as Christian leaders.” Through the faithfulness of God and the generosity of his people, The First Academy began impacting thousands of students’ lives. Since then, countless parents, grandparents and alumni have given generously, and today we ask that you, too, help make this possible.