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Academics to excel. Faith to inspire.

The First Academy is a private Christian school in Orlando, Florida, that prepares students to stand out from their peers and become leaders who influence the world through Christ-like leadership — choosing character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, and participation as a way of life.

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Confidence

Confidence

At The First Academy, your child will be known, loved, and valued.

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Joy

Joy

A love of learning and Christ permeates everything we do, bringing wonder and curiosity into our classrooms.

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Success

Success

We strive for excellence — every teacher is committed to developing the talents and deepening the faith of every student.

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Community

Community

Christ is at the center, setting the example as we serve and care for others.

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Read stories from our TFA family
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  • Faculty/Staff
  • Alumni
Christy Requejo – Middle School Teacher

“They want to know that you care about them. I try to go see their extra-curricular activities, I try to make sure that I am talking to them everyday-checking in with them. I think most of all they want to know that someone cares about them and loves them beyond the walls of academics. You may not love science, but that doesn’t mean you and I can’t connect.”

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Conner Riley – Class of 2022

“My teachers have been great role models for my faith at TFA, and every class finds some way to include faith into the curriculum in some way. I feel like the most significant way I’ve grown in my faith is from learning from my peers through bible studies and conversations. I’ve been a chaplain for the past four years at TFA, and this has also helped me more deeply understand my own faith and be a better Christian leader to others.”

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Elizabeth Dixon – Class of 2000

“I am so thankful for the education and inspiration I received at The First Academy! They poured their passion and heart into all they did. And we were all blessed because of it.”

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Teahna Daniels – Class of 2015

“TFA had everything. One experience I really enjoyed was the senior trip, being able to bond with my class. There are so many memories, from making some of my best friends here to having some of the best teachers and coaches, there was a lot of support.”

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Will Zavala – Parent & Director of Technology

”I’m grateful to come to a place where I know Daphne gets loved and supported just as much as I try to love and support our students and staff.”

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Royal News

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 12, 2023

Steve D. Whitaker, Ph.D.Head of School The third Monday in January marks a day of great celebration in America. Martin…

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