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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

Athletics Events and News, Week of 9/3

eptember 3: Freshmen Volleyball vs. West Orange JV Volleyball vs. West Orange MS Football vs. Foundation Academy   September 4: Varsity Football vs. Foundation Academy Varsity... Read More.

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.

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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
05

Varsity Cross Country @ Foundation Academy Invite

08:00 AM-10:00 AM
Foundation Academy a Christian School, 15304 Tilden Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787, United States

Sep
05

Varsity Girls Golf TFA Invitational

12:00 PM-05:00 PM
MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835, United States

Sep
07

No School – Student/Teacher Holiday

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Sep
07

Labor Day – TCS Office Closed (No School Work Assigned

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Sep
07

FH Labor Day; TCS/FH Offices Closed

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Sep
07

TFH Social Skills After School

03:00 PM-04:00 PM
E1, 215

Sep
08

Varsity Volleyball vs Lake Nona

07:30 PM-09:00 PM
Lake Nona High School, 12500 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832, United States

Sep
08

JV Volleyball vs. Lake Nona HS

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Lake Nona High School, 12500 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832, United States

Sep
08

School Portraits (All Divisions)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Natalie Thomas Gymnasium
Portraits will be taken for Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School students

Sep
08

MS Portraits

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
TFA Gym

Sep
08

LS Portraits

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Natalie Thomas Gymnasium
Portraits will be taken for Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School students

Sep
08

Varsity Girls Golf vs. Lake Highland Prep

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Heathrow & the Legacy Club, 1200 Bridgewater Drive, Heathrow, FL 32746, United States

Sep
08

JV Boys Golf vs Lake Mary Prep

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Mayfair Country Club, 3536 Country Club Road, Sanford, FL 32773, United States

Sep
08

7th Grade Volleyball vs Orangewood

05:30 PM-06:30 PM
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792, United States

Sep
08

Middle School Cross Country @ Trinity Prep

04:30 PM-05:30 PM
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792, United States

Sep
08

8th Grade Volleyball vs. Windermere Prep

05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Windermere, FL 34786, United States

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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.