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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 School Several 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

Athletics Blog, Week of September 21

The Royal Booster Association We strongly encourage you to become part of our Royal Booster Association today! By becoming a booster, you will receive membership passes to all regular season home... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of September 14

The Royal Booster Association We strongly encourage you to become part of our Royal Booster Association today! By becoming a booster, you will receive membership passes to all regular season home... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of September 7

The Royal Booster Association We strongly encourage you to become part of our Royal Booster Association today! By becoming a booster, you will receive membership passes to all regular season home... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of August 31

The Royal Booster Association We strongly encourage you to become part of our Royal Booster Association today! By becoming a booster, you will receive membership passes to all regular season home... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of August 24

The Royal Booster Association We strongly encourage you to become part of our Royal Booster Association today! By becoming a booster, you will receive membership passes to all regular season home... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of August 17

pecial Events August 21: Fall Sports Parent Meeting @ 6:30 PM (Cramer Family Field House) Events August 18: Varsity Football Kickoff Classic vs. Cambridge Christian (Royals TV) August 19: ... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of August 10

Year in Review   Special Events August 21: Fall Sports Parent Meeting @ 6:30 PM (Cramer Family Field House) Events August 15: Varsity Volleyball vs. Dr. Phillips (@ Oviedo HS) August... Read More.

Athletics Blog, Week of August 3rd

Year in Review   Tryouts Fall Sports officially started on July 31 as outlined by the FHSAA. You should have received communication regarding tryout information via email. If you have any... 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

$70 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

Sep
23

8th Grade Volleyball vs. Trinity Prep Ct 1

09:00 AM-10:00 AM
Foundation Academy a Christian School, 15304 Tilden Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA

Sep
23

8th Grade Volleyball vs. Windermere Prep Ct 2

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Foundation Academy a Christian School, 15304 Tilden Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA

Sep
24

FCIS/FKC/ACSI Accreditation Visit

9/24 7:30 AM-9/26 4:00 PM

Sep
25

US Christian College Fair

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Faith Hall Stageside

Sep
25

Christian College Fair

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Faith Hall Lakeside

Sep
25

Varsity Boys Golf vs. Bishop Moore

03:30 PM-05:30 PM
Dubsdread Golf Course, 549 W Par St, Orlando, FL 32804, USA

Sep
25

JV Boys Golf vs. Bishop Moore

04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Dubsdread Golf Course, 549 W Par St, Orlando, FL 32804, USA

Sep
25

8th Grade Volleyball vs. Windermere Prep

04:30 PM-05:30 PM
Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL 34786, USA

Sep
25

8th Grade Volleyball vs. Foundation Academy

06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL 34786, USA

Sep
25

Middle School Cross Country GOAC Meet

04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Ln, Winter Park, FL 32792, USA

Sep
25

Middle School Football vs Lake Highland (resume game from 9/7)

05:00 PM-06:00 PM
The First Academy Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Sep
25

Varsity Volleyball vs. Dr. Phillips

07:00 PM-08:30 PM
The First Academy, Cramer Family Field House, Bruton Boulevard, Orlando, FL, United States

Sep
25

JV Volleyball vs. Dr. Phillips

05:30 PM-07:00 PM
The First Academy, Cramer Family Field House, Bruton Boulevard, Orlando, FL, United States

Sep
26

Varsity Volleyball vs. Montverde Academy

07:00 PM-08:30 PM
Montverde Academy 17235 7th St, Montverde, FL 34756

Sep
26

JV Volleyball vs. Montverde Academy

05:30 PM-07:00 PM
Montverde Academy 17235 7th St, Montverde, FL 34756

Sep
26

Varsity Swimming vs. Cornerstone Charter School

06:00 PM-08:00 PM
2177 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32806, 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.