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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

Fine Arts Update & Accolades

Fine Arts Families, TFA Fine Arts has experienced major growth and as a result, additional offerings have been designed to enhance the progress of this programming. Efforts by administration, the... Read More.

one act 2020

Award-Winning Fine Arts Showcases

The winter season has been a busy and successful one for the Fine Arts Department. Middle and Upper School Visual Arts students fine-tuned their work for display, showcasing it as part of the annual... Read More.

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.

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Athletics

Fall Athletic Protocols

Written by Will Cohen, Athletic Director As we begin competition for our fall sports teams at The First Academy, I would like to take a moment to thank our dedicated student-athletes, parents... Read More.

2020 – 2021 Athletic Tryout Information

August 24 Update TFA Families, Thanks for your support as we continue to get our fall sports underway in the weeks ahead. On Thursday evening, I sent you an email with details that some of our... Read More.

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.

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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

Mar
01

TFH/TCS K-5 Grades “Read Across America Week”

3/1 7:30 AM-3/5 4:00 PM

Mar
01

TFH/TCS K-5 Grades Celebrates “Read Across America” PJ Day (Wear your favorite Pajamas)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Mar
01

Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Lake Highland Prep

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Lake Highland Preparatory School, 901 Highland Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA

Mar
01

Varsity Softball @ The Villages Charter School

06:00 PM-08:00 PM
The Villages Charter School, 350 Tatonka Terrace, The Villages, FL 32162, USA

Mar
01

Middle School Track Citrus League Meet

04:30 PM-08:30 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
02

Varsity Boys Volleyball vs Family Christian Academy

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
The First Academy, Cramer Family Field House, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
02

TFH/TCS K-5 Grades Celebrates “Read Across America” Silly Sock Day (Wear your Silly Socks)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Mar
02

Varsity Baseball @ Windermere Prep

04:00 PM-06:30 PM
Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL 34786, USA

Mar
02

Parent Association Meeting (Virtual Event)

09:00 AM-09:45 AM
https://zoom.us/j/91357125109?pwd=cnFKd2JkOHE5dHFPSGdBZTU3U1BpQT09

Mar
02

Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Trinity Prep

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Ln, Winter Park, FL 32792, USA

Mar
02

Varsity Tennis vs Circle Christian

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
The First Academy, Dizney Family Tennis Courts, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
02

JV Baseball vs Windermere Prep

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
02

Middle School Baseball vs Lake Highland Prep.

04:00 PM-05:30 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
02

Parent Association Meeting

09:00 AM-09:45 AM
https://zoom.us/j/91357125109?pwd=cnFKd2JkOHE5dHFPSGdBZTU3U1BpQT09

Mar
03

K4/KPrep Donuts with Dudes

08:00 AM-08:30 AM
Classrooms - The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Mar
03

TFH/TCS K-5 Grades Celebrates “Read Across America” Wacky Wednesday (Crazy outfit and hair)

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

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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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