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About us

The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, private school serving over 1,235 Central Florida students in pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.

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

Music Man

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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Stephen Whitaker Makes TFA History

tephen Whitaker, son of Dr. & Mrs. Steve Whitaker, is a Fine Arts senior who recently finished directing The Odd Couple by Neil Simon which had a successful run April 23-25 in the new Black... 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

Rowdy’s Corner, May 21

ROYALS FOOTBALL SET FOR SPRING JAMBOREE The First Academy football program travels to Colonial High School on Thursday for a spring football matchup with the Grenadiers at 7:00 PM. Catch the action... Read More.

Rowdy’s Corner, May 14

ATHLETICS AWARDS CEREMONY Nearly 100 awards were given to outstanding student-athletes at the 2015 TFA Athletics Awards Ceremony last night, capped off by the presentation of the Kroy and Kelly... Read More.

Rowdy’s Corner, May 7

UMMERQUEST 2015 SummerQuest provides students of all ages an opportunity to engage in programs focusing on academics, athletics, and the arts. We are thrilled to offer a variety of courses and camps... Read More.

Rowdy’s Corner, April 30

UMMERQUEST 2015 SummerQuest provides students of all ages an opportunity to engage in programs focusing on academics, athletics, and the arts. We are thrilled to offer a variety of courses and... Read More.

Rowdy’s Corner, April 23

UMMERQUEST 2015 SummerQuest provides students of all ages an opportunity to engage in programs focusing on academics, athletics, and the arts. We are thrilled to offer a variety of courses and... Read More.

Athletic Events, Week of 4/16

Thursday, April 16 V Softball vs. Cornerstone Charter (at Windermere Prep, 4:30p) V Baseball vs. Montverde Academy (7:00p)   Tuesday, April 21 V Baseball vs. Orangewood Christian (7:00p... Read More.

Courtney Zeng and Jennifer Prendergast signed letters of intent to play golf at Vanderbilt University and Lynn University.

Rowdy’s Corner, April 16

ATHLETICS PHYSICALS Athletics physicals are set for Wednesday, April 29 in the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium at 2:30 PM. All student-athletes grades 6-12 are required to have a current physical and... 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

$40 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

Sep
01

Varsity Volleyball vs. Orangewood

07:00 PM-08:30 PM
Orangewood Christian School, 1300 Maitland Boulevard, Maitland, FL 32751, United States

Sep
01

JV Volleyball vs Orangewood Christian

05:30 PM-07:00 PM
Orangewood Christian School, 1300 Maitland Boulevard, Maitland, FL 32751, United States

Sep
01

Freshman Volleyball vs. Orangewood Christian

04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Orangewood Christian School, 1300 Maitland Boulevard, Maitland, FL 32751, United States

Sep
01

Parent Association Meeting (All Divisions)

08:15 AM-09:45 AM
Student Center
For Lower School, Middle School and Upper School

Sep
01

MS PTF Meeting

08:15 AM-09:45 AM
First Orlando Student Center

Sep
01

Varsity Boys Golf vs. Lake Mary Prep

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, 1700 Alaqua Lakes Boulevard, Longwood, FL 32779, United States

Sep
01

Varsity Swimming vs Master’s Academy

03:30 PM-05:30 PM
Oviedo Aquatic Centre, 148 Oviedo Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765

Sep
02

Dads Monthly Prayer Time

07:55 AM-08:10 AM
Lobby of the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium

Sep
02

LS Coffee with the Principal

08:15 AM-09:00 AM
Library

Sep
02

Varsity Girls vs. Circle Christian

03:30 PM-05:30 PM
MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835, United States

Sep
02

Freshman Volleyball vs. Colonial

05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Colonial High School, 6100 Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807, United States

Sep
02

Freshman Volleyball vs. West Orange

06:15 PM-07:15 PM
Colonial High School, 6100 Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807, United States

Sep
03

MS Chapel Henry Chapel 9:30 am- 10:05 am

09:30 AM-10:05 AM
Henry Chapel

Sep
03

JV Volleyball vs. West Orange HS

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32805, United States

Sep
03

Freshman Volleyball vs West Orange HS

05:00 PM-06:00 PM
The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32805, United States

Sep
03

TCS Breakfast with the Principal

08:15 AM-09:00 AM
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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.