The First Academy Lower School

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Recognized as Orange County’s #1 Christian School by
The First Academy’s Lower School division serves students in the following grade levels:

  • PreK 3 (3 years old as of September 1st)
  • K4 (4 years old as of September 1st)
  • Transitional Kindergarten (5 years old as of September 1st)
  • Kindergarten (5 years old as of September 1st)
  • 1st-5th Grade

One of the core educational beliefs of The First Academy is that all students can learn and succeed in a loving environment where expectations are high. Teachers at The First Academy understand that children are unique and do not all share the same learning style. Teachers take time to learn the unique strengths and weaknesses of every student and strive to provide a wide array of educational methods to implement instruction. The school strives to provide a consistently challenging curriculum to benefit all learners within the classroom setting. Each grade-level team works together to identify individual student needs and abilities, then develops strategies to address those needs effectively.

As a college-preparatory school, The First Academy is dedicated to the continual pursuit of academic excellence. The scope and sequence of the Lower School curriculum is based on national standards for the core academic areas, and the Florida Sunshine State Standards for the special areas including Music, Art, and Physical Education.

The First Academy Lower School received the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education for its ‘academic excellence.’



Summer Accelerated Reading Testing

IXL Summer Skill Boost Plans

Lower School Contacts

Jennifer Jackson
(407) 206-8610
Assistant Principal
Ardis Meloon
Assistant Principal
(407) 206-8612
LS Assistant
Kerry Ann Cole
Administrative Assistant
(407) 206-8610

Lower School Calendar

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