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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

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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.

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

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

Jan
18

MS No School – Student Teacher Holiday

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Jan
18

Varsity Girls Soccer vs Seminole HS

06:00 PM-08:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Jan
18

US No School – Student Teacher Holiday

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Jan
18

TCS No School Work Assigned – Student / Teacher Holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Jan
18

LS No School – Student Teacher Holiday

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Jan
18

TFH – No School – Martin Luther King Jr Day

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Jan
18

No School – Student /Teacher Holiday

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Jan
19

Middle School Boys Soccer @ Lake Highland

04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Lake Highland Preparatory School, 901 Highland Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA

Jan
19

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Legacy Charter

06:00 PM-08:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Jan
19

JV Boys Basketball vs Holy Trinity

05:00 PM-06:30 PM
The First Academy, Cramer Family Field House, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Jan
19

Varsity Boys Basketball vs Holy Trinity

06:30 PM-08:00 PM
The First Academy, Cramer Family Field House, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Jan
20

Varsity Wrestling Match vs Oakridge HS

06:00 PM-07:00 PM
The First Academy, Natalie Thomas Gym, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando FL 32805

Jan
20

US Senior Lunch

12:25 PM-01:05 PM
Language Ministry Center,

Jan
21

Middle School Boys Soccer vs Lake Highland

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

Jan
21

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Edgewater HS

06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804, USA

Jan
21

JV Boys Basketball vs St. Cloud HS

05:30 PM-07:00 PM
The First Academy, Cramer Family Field House, 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.

Join us on Sunday, January 24 for our Open House for Prospective Families.