The First Academy proactively and intentionally seeks to become even better. The First Academy has devised its own B.E.S.T. Practices that function to guide the school going forward. So what does that mean for future TFA students and families? Read on . . .


Bolster the Spiritual Formation Plan

What Does It Mean?

An intentional plan whereby men and women, boys and girls become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. It is the value added at The First Academy whereby the church, home, and school serve as partners in raising a Godly generation (a three-fold cord: Eccl. 4:12).

How Will It Happen?

By encouraging every family to become more active in their church fellowship, providing parent training workshops and discussion groups, and creating partnerships that lead toward more outreach and missions opportunity for current students, graduates, and families.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

What Does It Mean?

Giving teachers the time, resources, and support needed to produce powerful and effective student learners who study to show themselves approved unto God – workman not ashamed (2 Tim. 2:15).

How Will It Happen?

Remove obstacles in the schedule that take time from the teachers’ classroom instructional activities, adopt an aggressive writing/communications plan for grades K-12, foster a culture of learning that emphasizes rigor, relevance, and relationships, continue The Truth Project integration, and articulate a detailed curriculum map for grades K-12.

Servant Leadership Emphasis

What Does It Mean?

A servant leader is one who follows the teaching of Micah 6:8 – to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.

How Will It Happen?

Further refine the Lower School Leadership Program, launch a Middle School Leadership Program, partner with Student Leadership University to bring leadership training experiences to our Upper School students, and challenge students to be an army of one!

Telling the Story

What Does It Mean?

Using our influence as members of The First Academy family to draw people into a relationship with Christ.

How Will It Happen?

Varsity athletic teams will begin or end each contest by inviting the opposing team to pray, the fine arts students will use their venues to testify to the beauty and majesty of God’s truth, and as a school family we will live our lives in community so that unbelievers will know that we are Christ-followers by the way that we love one another (John 13:5).

  • Our Mission

    The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school whose mission is to prepare children for life as Christian leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, and participation as a way of life.

  • Plan of Salvation

    Admit: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Pray: Lord, I admit that I am a sinner in need of a Savior.

    Believe: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

    Call: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Pray: Lord, I believe that Jesus died and shed His blood for my sins. I believe this in my heart and not just my head. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

    Pray: Lord, I call upon You to save me from my sins. I confess and repent of my sins. I know that Your Son, Jesus paid my debt on the cross—a debt I could never pay despite all my good works—and I thankfully accept Your gift of eternal life in Heaven that His death makes possible.