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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

5 Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School The Christmas Season is a busy time at TFA. This time of year we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a time filled with... Read More.

Band Performance

Growing Stronger Together in Fine Arts

Written by Gordon Snyder, Director of Fine Arts & Bands From an early age, I was drawn to the sights and sounds of the band. Hearing the blasts of the brass, the tweets of the woodwinds, and the... Read More.

Don’t Miss These Spring Fine Arts Events!

The First Academy’s Fine Arts Department is excited for all of the upcoming fine arts events! Spring Art Exhibits will be showcasing the work of Visual Arts Students. The AP Studio Art Program... Read More.

Fine Arts: The Sky is the Limit!

With the new year flying by, The First Academy’s Fine Arts Department has been busy and is off to a great start! The Marching Royals returned home from a wonderful time at the Liberty Bowl in... Read More.

TFA’s NAHS Takes Over Windermere!

The First Academy's ‘Silent Performers’ are at it again! Our Chapter of the National Art Honor Society was invited by Vintage Realty to paint their office wall in Windermere! On Friday Night... Read More.

AP Studio Art 3D Live Mannequin Exhibit

AP Studio Art 3D Live Mannequin Exhibit On Friday, September 21st, Middle and Upper School students had the opportunity to escape into the world of art as they were able to stroll through a live... Read More.

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Athletics

Lower School Tennis Camp

Brandon Anandon is a Florida native who recently relocated back to Orlando from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in the tennis and fitness industry for most of his life as either a... Read More.

NLI Signing Ceremony

Next Wednesday, November 13, seven of The First Academy’s outstanding student-athletes will be signing their official National Letters of Intent for the 2020-2021 academic year. This will be an... Read More.

NLI Signing Day with Baseball

College Bound Athlete Recognition

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.

NLI Signing Ceremony – November 14

On Wednesday, November 14 a few of The First Academy’s own student-athletes will be signing their official National Letters of Intent for the 2019-2020 academic year. This will be an exciting time... Read More.

Camaraderie Foundation Toy Drive for Veterans

2nd Annual Toy Drive

TFA Families, We are very excited to announce that we will be conducting our 2nd annual toy drive on Friday, October 26 at the varsity football game. With Veterans Day around the corner, we thought... Read More.

2018 Varsity Athletic Banquet Recap

Varsity Awards Ceremony At the end of every school year, in the 2nd week of May, the Royal Booster Association hosts an awards banquet in which we get to honor and recognize many people for... Read More.

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.

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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
06

TFH- Student Virtual Theme Day – I Love the USA – Wear Patriotic Colors

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Apr
06

TFH Re-Enrollment Period Begins (April 6th – May 1st)

4/6 7:30 AM-5/1 4:00 PM

Apr
06

TFA/TCS Enrollment Status Change Period

4/6 7:30 AM-5/1 4:00 PM

Apr
06

TFA/TCS Enrollment Status Change Period

4/6 7:30 AM-5/1 4:00 PM

Apr
06

Preschool Re-Enrollment Period

4/6 7:30 AM-5/1 4:00 PM

Apr
07

TFH- Student Virtual Theme Day – Bring your pet to school- Post a picture with your pet

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Apr
08

Pre – Easter Egg Hunt (Cancelled)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Apr
08

Pre – Library/ Story Time

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Apr
08

TFH- Student Virtual Theme Day – Wacky Tacky Wednesday- mismatch your clothes

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Apr
09

MS/US Chapel

09:25 AM-10:10 AM
Worship Center

Apr
09

MS/US Chapel

09:25 AM-10:10 AM
Worship Center

Apr
09

TCS/TFH Parent Association Meeting

02:15 PM-02:45 PM

Apr
09

Pre – Easter Egg Hunt (Cancelled)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Apr
09

Pre – 3’s Chapel

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Apr
09

MS/US Chapel

09:25 AM-10:10 AM
Faith Hall

Apr
09

MS/US Chapel

09:25 AM-10:10 AM
Faith Hall

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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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE
While our school buildings may be closed, The First Academy teachers and students will be actively engaged in remote learning. We are working together to flatten the curve and serve one another as a community of devoted Christ-followers (Psalm 46:1). Click below for the latest updates.
 
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