The Classical School Academic Curriculum

The Classical School (TCS), The First Academy’s hybrid home school program, serves students in grades K-12. The curriculum at TCS is designed to develop students, both academically and spiritually, training students to think critically, and teaching them to speak and write persuasively. Because of this, students will be prepared for collegiate rigor.

Through our Living Curriculum teachers, those who emphasize relevance, rigor, and relationships in the learning process, The Classical School is able to shape life-long learners who seek wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, character before career, and participation as a way of life.

The Classical School grades K-5 students, when on campus, are in self-contained grade-level classrooms where they focus on core subject areas such as math, language arts, science, social studies, and Bible. Additionally, students attend special area classes such as art, physical education and Latin. Middle School students rotate through academic classes like math, history, science, English, art, Bible, debate, Latin, and logic. Each Spring, students in grades K-8 participate in Terra Nova 3 Standardized Testing. At TCS we encourage our students to step outside of the classroom on their home days to experience learning in a meaningful and relevant way, whether that is going to the ocean as a follow up to a Marine Biology lesson, dual enrollment, or doing an internship in their field of interest.

TCS’s model offers the luxury of time, from the opportunity to have additional years with your student as you act as their teacher, to family time at the end of a long school day. The Classical School offers you, the parent and student, the opportunity to create your own schedule on your home days.

Upon graduating from TCS, students are afforded the opportunity to attend the college of their choosing. TCS alumni are attending University of Florida, Samford University, University of Michigan, Belmont University, just to name a few.

For information about scholarships for college, college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT, as well as completing community service hours – please review the Guidance page.

For a detailed list of requirements, college advising, and course scheduling, for our High School please view the following:

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  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International