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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.

Rowdy's Corner, April 9

Rowdy’s Corner, April 9

ROYALS TRACK & FIELD The First Academy Track & Field won the boys and girls district titles last night at Warden Stadium. The boys won nine individual events and tallied 252 team points... 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

Jul
01

Wednesday Workdays

07:30 AM-04:00 PM

Jul
03

Fourth of July Holiday – Office Closed

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Jul
08

Wednesday Workdays

07:30 AM-04:00 PM

Jul
15

Wednesday Workdays

07:30 AM-04:00 PM

Jul
16

TCS Prospective Parent Meeting

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
E2-215

Jul
21

New Parent Orientation

08:00 AM-10:30 AM
TFA Black Box Theatre

Jul
22

Wednesday Workdays

07:30 AM-04:00 PM

Jul
28

International Summer Institute

7/28 7:30 AM-8/4 4:00 PM

Aug
03

TCS Latin Camp for rising 5th-8th (New Students)

8/3 10:00 AM-8/7 12:00 PM
E2 213

Aug
04

MS New Student Campus Tour & Bowling

10:00 AM-02:00 PM
TFA MS

Aug
06

TCS Prospective Parent Meeting

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
E-2, 225

Aug
10

FH All Family Worship (Worship Center)

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Aug
10

All Family Worship

06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Worship Center

Aug
10

New Family Reception

05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Faith Hall

Aug
10

All Family Worship

06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Worship Center

Aug
10

Meet the Teacher

07:00 PM-08:30 PM
Classrooms

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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.