Upper School Chapel

The First Academy’s Upper School Chapel partners with the First Baptist of Orlando youth ministry to deliver a unique, exciting worship experience. Our high priority on academics is balanced with developing the spiritual life for each student; we strive to help students develop a Christian worldview by giving them a chance to put these ideas and values to practice here on campus, throughout our community, and around the world.

Based on Matthew 5:14-16, students are given opportunities to become Chaplains and assist in planning, organizing and implementing weekly small group meetings. Student led worship and discipleship groups help challenge students to grow more in their walk with Christ. Chapel band auditions are held in the beginning of each school year. It is TFA’s mission to prepare students for life as Christian leaders.

Each Thursday throughout the school year, Chapel creates opportunities for students to speak to their peers, faculty to pour into students, and guest speakers to come and share their stories with students. In previous years, speakers have included New York Times Best-Selling Authors Nick Vujicic (Unstoppable, Stand Strong) and Bob Goff (Love Does), as well as illusionist Jim Munroe (MAZE Magic).

Parents are welcome to attend chapel. Chapel events are posted below.

  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,345

      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