The First Academy Fine Arts

The Fine Arts have a long and successful history at The First Academy. TFA Fine Arts encompass the following Upper and Middle School areas:

3D and CERAMICS semester-long courses begin in middle school and culminate with AP Portfolio 3D. Creative events such as a fall Mannequin display, demonstrations and Hot Cocoa Party are some of the many events that feature our 3D artists. Our sculptors and artists have won numerous top honors in the community including the Windermere Rotary Art Show.

BAND includes Beginning band, Intermediate Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band. Band students have received the highest possible ratings at both ACSI and FBA assessments at the District and State levels in Marching, Concert, solo and small ensemble.

MEDIA PRODUCTION courses include Creating in the World of Mac, Digital Cinema I, II and III. Media students produce a weekly news show, “Raw Footage” which is viewed by the entire Middle and Upper School and also creates numerous special video projects throughout the school year.

THEATRE students may study theatre as an elective from 6th to 12th grades in courses ranging from Acting to Advanced Musical Theatre. Theatre students produce several productions annually and have consistently received superior ratings at the District and State levels in both individual events and one act.

VISUAL ARTS 2D students may take courses starting in 6th Grade which culminates with AP Portfolio 2D. Work is featured in TFA-sponsored art shows throughout the school year and various community venues. TFA artists have received awards and accolades from the Winter Park Art Festival, the Windermere Rotary Art Show, and the Downtown Rotary Sidewalk Painting Festival.

YEARBOOK is a yearlong course that begins in high school for students who have completed Journalism, Photography or other pre-requisites. Students have the opportunity to take it multiple years, with the opportunity to apply for leadership editorial positions in their Junior and Senior years. Yearbook students make up the Legacy Yearbook Staff. Each year the Legacy Yearbook features 360+ pages of memories for all TFA, TCS and TFH students.

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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