Upper School College Guidance

As a college preparatory school, The First Academy is committed to helping students gain entrance into the best colleges fit for a student’s unique college, career and life goals. The First Academy’s Upper School offers a comprehensive guidance program which partners with parents in the development of adolescents for college. College and academic advising is provided by the TFA Guidance office throughout a student’s time in high school.

The Upper School Guidance offices help coordinate standardized testing, college visits, college searches, grade level course scheduling, College Fairs, SCAN meetings (college prep meetings for parents), classroom guidance sessions for students, community service hours, and individual student meetings. Follow us on Twitter at @TFA_USGuidance for important college-related information


Bonnie Toliver, Houses Tozer and Edwards, 407.206.8761
  College Advisor

Joyce Kwak, House of Athanasius and All 3W Students, 407.206.8822
  Director of College Guidance

Garrett Wood, Houses Elliot and Wesley, 407.206.8633
  College Advisor



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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
    Admissions is open! Schedule a Virtual Visit, attend a daily Open House event, and e-meet current students and parents. While we work together to flatten the curve, families are invited to learn more virtually and apply today.