Upper School mission trips are a great way to get involved with your community and abroad. Take a moment to read through the opportunities available below:

Dominican Republic Trip

Families with students of all ages are invited to join us in the Dominican Republic. Don’t miss a chance of a lifetime full of insightful mission work, mindful diversity and cultural experiences.

The First Academy has partnered with the Mission Emanuel ministry in its focus to transform the community with Christ. Families will stay in a newly renovated hotel with modern accommodations, meals are included.


On this five-day trip to Santo Domingo the group will:

Space is limited and the cost of the trip is roughly $855 per person (based on most recent trip cost). The cost does not include airfare (MCO to SDQ). Registration ends at the start of February, and all payment will be due by March. Please direct questions to Don Baker and download your copy of the Dominican Republic Mission Trip Brochure for 2015.

Attend the informational meeting on Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00am in Upper School Room 229.

  • 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
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