What’s Your Story?

Written By: Dr. Steve D. Whitaker


Have you ever met someone in the grocery store who was so proud of their family that they just couldn’t stop talking about them and showing off their wallet pictures? Here at TFA, our families are just like that, only it’s their experience at The First Academy that has them talking in the grocery stores, in their neighborhoods, and in their churches.

In order to help these passionate families tell their TFA story, we wanted to open our doors and allow you to bring a friend, family member, or neighbor to experience first hand what makes TFA so special. We believe it is our faculty and staff that makes TFA so special, so we wanted to give the Central Florida community a chance to meet them. Our faculty and administrators will be here this Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00pm, giving low-key, no-pressure guided tours throughout our academic, arts and athletic facilities.

Be sure to invite a friend, neighbor, or family member and help us share the great things that are going on here at TFA. If TFA students want to help spread the word of the Open House this Sunday, we have some fantastic rewards for their help.

• For any Lower School student who brings a prospective student to Open House, they may wear “Spirit” wear for an entire week.
• For any Middle or Upper School student who brings a prospective student to Open House, they will receive free Royal Recharge for a week.

If your family has been blessed by your time at TFA, would you share your story and help us invite a prospective family to this Sunday’s Open House? They can find more information at

It is my great joy to partner with such incredible families in training the next generation of Christian leaders.



Steve Whitaker, Ph.D.
Head of School