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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

Feb
24

US National Honor Society Induction

07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Language Ministry Center (formerly Student Center)

Feb
24

NHS Induction Ceremony

07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Language Ministry Center - Formerly Student Center

Feb
24

Varsity Softball vs Winter Park HS

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

Feb
24

College Week (All Divisions)

2/24 7:30 AM-2/28 4:00 PM

Feb
24

College Week (All Divisions)

2/24 7:30 AM-2/28 4:00 PM

Feb
24

College Week (All Divisions)

2/24 7:30 AM-2/28 4:00 PM

Feb
24

College Week (All Divisions)

2/24 7:30 AM-2/28 4:00 PM

Feb
24

Middle School Track GOAC Meet @ Trinity Prep

04:00 PM-08:00 PM
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Ln, Winter Park, FL 32792, USA

Feb
24

College Week – Wear your favorite college shirts!

2/24 7:30 AM-2/28 4:00 PM

Feb
24

TFH- Equine Angels Supply Collection Drive Week

2/24 7:30 AM-2/28 4:00 PM

Feb
25

US ACT Offered on Campus

7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Faith Hall

Feb
25

Parent Association Uniform Resale

07:30 AM-09:30 AM
Cramer Family Field House, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Feb
25

Uniform Resale

07:30 AM-09:30 AM
Cramer Family Field House, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Feb
25

Uniform Resale

07:30 AM-09:30 AM
Cramer Family Field House, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805, USA

Feb
25

Spirit Wear

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Feb
25

LS Parent Association Uniform Resale

07:30 AM-09:30 AM
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.

Attend Our Welcome Wednesday Open House on March 11
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