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The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, private school serving over 1,450 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Athletics

Athletics Blog, Week of March 16th

ummerQuest 2017 Summer will be here before we know it, and SummerQuest is back for another year at TFA! We have added several new camps this year, as well as brought back camp favorites from... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of March 9th

ummerQuest 2017 Summer will be here before we know it, and SummerQuest is back for another year at TFA! We have added several new camps this year, as well as brought back camp favorites from... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of March 2nd

Events March 2: Varsity Baseball vs. Master's Academy Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Dr. Phillips HS Varsity Softball vs. Montverde JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Dr. Phillips JV Baseball vs. Trinity... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of February 23rd

Events February 23: Varsity Baseball vs. Master's Academy Varsity Tennis vs. Master's Academy Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Boone HS Varsity Softball @ Father Lopez JV Girls Lacrosse @ Boone HS ... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of February 16th

Events February 16: Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Admiral Farragut (Royals TV) Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ East River HS Varsity Tennis vs. Orangewood (@ Sanlando Park) Varsity Softball vs. Trinity... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of February 9th

pecial Events February 13: Spring Sports Parent Meeting - 6:00 PM in the GYM Events February 9: Varsity Girls Basketball Regional Semifinal vs. Tampa Prep (Royals TV) Varsity Girls Lacrosse... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of February 2nd

Events February 2: Varsity Girls Basketball District Championship vs. Cornerstone (Royals TV) Varsity Wrestling @ New Smyrna February 3: Varsity Girls Soccer vs. St. John's Country Day... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of January 26th

Events January 26: Varsity Girls Soccer Regional Quarterfinal vs. Lake Mary Prep (Royals TV) Varsity Boys Basketball vs. New Dimensions Varsity Girls Basketball @ Orlando Christian Prep JV 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

$70 million

in scholarship offers since 2003.

151,000 hours

of Missions/Service completed around the world since 2003

100%

of TFA graduates have been accepted to college

Events

Mar
27

Varsity Softbal vs. Apopka

06:00 PM-08:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
27

MS Baseball vs. Saint Barnabas

06:00 PM-08:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
27

MS Tennis vs. Lake Mary Prep

04:00 PM-06:30 PM
Lake Mary Preparatory School, 650 Rantoul Ln, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA

Mar
27

MS Track Meet

04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Lake Highland Preparatory School, 901 Highland Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA

Mar
27

PRE – ART (3’s)

09:30 AM-10:30 AM
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Mar
28

TFH Parent Tours for Prospective Students

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Mar
28

JV Baseball vs. Boone HS

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Boone High School, 1000 E Kaley St, Orlando, FL 32806, USA

Mar
28

Varsity Baseball vs Trinity Prep

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

Mar
28

Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Celebration HS (Sr. Night)

07:30 PM-09:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
28

Varsity Softball vs. Father Lopez

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Father Lopez Catholic High School, 3918 Lpga Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, USA

Mar
28

US Alternative Lunch

12:50 PM-01:35 PM

Mar
28

Varsity Tennis vs. Cornerstone

04:00 PM-07:00 PM

Mar
28

US Broadcast Media Field Trip

10:00 AM-02:30 PM
WKMG, 4466 N John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32804, USA

Mar
28

K4-6th Gr. Alternative Lunch Day

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Boulevard, Orlando FL 32835

Mar
28

Alternative Lunch

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
TFA MS

Mar
29

PRE – Class Picture Day

3/29 7:30 AM-3/30 4:00 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.