Laying the Groundwork, Academically and Spiritually
Your child’s elementary years will set the foundation and pace for future learning and wellbeing. You want a place for your little learner to be recognized, loved, and valued daily for their gifts and strengths as well as any areas that might need extra attention. You want to see more than just comprehension of concepts — you want your child to be able to apply those concepts as well, so they can continue to build on what they’ve learned throughout middle and high school.
At The First Academy, we practice what we teach through our Living Curriculum teachers, who infuse learning with joy and creativity, and are role models living out Christian values inside and outside the classroom. Through small class sizes, our dedicated educators are able to really get to know their students individually, including identifying how they learn best. Enrichment classes are available for Lower School students who qualify as academically talented or gifted.
Find out more about how we support our students.
Elementary school is such a fun time for The First Academy students as they continue soaking up information and finding joy in exploring the world around them.
Mastery of Core Subjects
Differentiated instruction. Hands-on learning. Collaborative projects. Field trips. Elementary students master core content — Bible, language arts, math, reading, science, and social studies — through engaging activities. Find out more about our approach to learning in our Parent Information Packet.
Our experienced educators design engaging lessons that are grounded in play-based learning. Elementary school is a time for exploratory learning as students dabble in a variety of enriching subject areas that pique their interest and ignite their passion — art, music, physical education, and Spanish — and after-school clubs and activities like Lego robotics, math team, and cheerleading.
Whether it’s among peers, between students and teachers, or developing a stronger connection to Christ, The First Academy supports healthy relationship building through modeling good behavior, including our Living Curriculum teachers acting as Christian role models for students, social-emotional learning, and biblical integration into everything we do.
Through chapel services, daily devotionals, and prayer, students grow closer to Christ and develop a strong Christian value system they can lean on again and again as they grow and mature. Service before self is emphasized as early as kindergarten prep as little ones learn the importance of helping others, all while developing a Biblical Worldview.
Get Moving, Royals!
From daily recess to team sports to clinics offering more specialized instruction, we give our youngest students lots of opportunities to move around, have fun, and enjoy being kids. Team sports include basketball, cheer, flag football, soccer and volleyball. Sport clinics include baseball, golf, tennis, and softball. In addition to learning sportsmanship and perseverance, student athletes learn to apply a Christ-like perspective and attitude on and off the field.
After School Program
We know you’re in a busy season of life and we want to offer your family support. The First Academy’s After School Program is available for all grade levels on a regular, as needed, or emergency-only basis, and includes supervised homework time, play time, and activities.
Meet a Teacher
Degree: Bachelor’s in Elementary Education & Master’s in Elementary Education
Teaching: Experience: 15 years
“TFA is a very special place because I am given the creative freedom to plan science lessons that support the Christ-centered curriculum and bring unlimited potential to what we can explore as scientists! As a TFA Parent of an Alum and two current students, I get to experience the impact of my own children having Christian teachers and coaches encouraging them to be difference-makers. The student experience here at TFA is one of a kind, and I love that I get to be a part of every child’s journey through Lower School and beyond.”