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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 SchoolSeveral 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

A Momentous Occasion

At The First Academy, our athletes participate in programs that aim to both further their skill and glorify God through interactions with teammates, fans, officials, and opponents. The goal of TFA... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of December 21

pring Sports Tryout Dates Boys Weightlifting--> 9th - 12th - No tryout - Workouts start on Tuesday 1/9 (after school) Softball--> 1/22 Track & Field--> 1/22 Tennis--> 1/22 ... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of December 14

Events December 14: Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Apopka HS JV Boys Basketball @ Orlando Christian Prep MS Boys Soccer vs. Orangewood MS Girls Soccer vs. Orangewood 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of December 7

Events December 7: Varsity Girls Basketball @ Wekiva HS MS Boys Soccer vs. Lake Highland Prep MS Girls Soccer vs. Windermere PrepDecember 8: Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Gibson Varsity... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of November 30

Events November 30: Varsity Girls Basketball @ Evans HS MS Boys Soccer @ Lake Highland Prep 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Cornerstone 6th Grade Boys Basketball @ Cornerstone MS Girls Soccer... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of November 16

tate Champions!Congratulations to the Lady Royals Golf team on winning the Class 1A State Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Mission Inn! The two day tournament saw the Lady Royals shoot a... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of November 9

tate Champions!Congratulations to the Lady Royals Golf team on winning the Class 1A State Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Mission Inn! The two day tournament saw the Lady Royals shoot a... 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

$84 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

Apr
25

PRE – Library/Story Time

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Apr
25

US Visual Art Spring Exhibit

4/25 7:30 AM-4/26 4:00 PM
Black Box Theatre

Apr
25

US Visual Art Spring Exhibit

4/25 7:30 AM-4/26 4:00 PM
The First Academy, Black Box Theatre, Bruton Boulevard, Orlando, FL, United States

Apr
25

Varsity Track Regional Meet

08:00 AM-09:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Apr
25

US Senior Dress Up Day-College Pride

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Apr
25

US Digital Cinema Awards

01:05 PM-01:50 PM
US Band Room-210

Apr
25

Rising 6th Gr. Parent Meeting (Current 5th Gr. Parents)

03:00 PM-03:30 PM
LS 234 - The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805

Apr
25

US- Visual Arts Spring Exhibit

4/25 7:30 AM-4/30 4:00 PM
Black Box
Open 7:30 AM- 4 PM daily

Apr
25

US National Spanish Honor Society induction

06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Henry Chapel

Apr
26

TCS K-8th Grade TerraNova 3 Testing (Traditional & Tues/Thurs Hybrid): 8:00-12:00 PM Mandatory Standardized Testing and 12:00 PM Dismissal TCS 9th-12th Grade: Regular School Day with 12:00 PM Dismissal

08:00 AM-12:00 PM

Apr
26

K4-5th Gr. Chapel (Class: 3rd-Harrison)

08:30 AM-09:15 AM
Faith Hall - First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL

Apr
26

4th Gr. Trip (Group 1 – Uth)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Canaveral National Seashore, S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32796, USA

Apr
26

MS/US Chapel

09:25 AM-10:20 AM
Worship Center

Apr
26

MS/US Chapel

09:25 AM-10:20 AM
Worship Center

Apr
26

Varsity Baseball vs Lyman HS (Sr. Night)

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

Apr
26

Varsity Softball District Championship TBD

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

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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.

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