About us

Based out of Orlando, Florida, The First Academy, a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, serves over 1,450 students from preschool through high school.

With 1450 students from 16 different countries, The First academy is committed to meeting the unique needs of international learners. International students from around the world choose TFA for our highly ranked educational programs, incredible location, commitment to student safety, state of the art campus, and a huge variety of extracurricular activities.

For 2017-2019, The First Academy is designated an

Apple Distinguished School

across the US, only 1% of schools receive this honor

$12.2 million

in arts, athletics and academic scholarships for the class of 2017

22 AP courses

available to students at The First Academy


of TFA graduates have been accepted to college

#1 Ranked

Orlando Private School, since 2014 by Orlando Bulletin and Magazine

65 State Titles

between Individual and Team Sports

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Airport and Travel

The First Academy is approximately 25 minutes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO).


Orlando, Florida has an average temperature of 28.1°C, and standard weather is blue skies and sunshine.


With Orlando rated the ‘Top family travel destination in America’, visitors have hundreds of 5 hotels and resorts.

Orlando Area

The First Academy is situated in the heart of Orlando, Florida, better known for its world-class theme parks, including Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Legoland and many more. Orlando's International Drive and neighboring Restaurant Row offers the finest dining experiences, and are a short drive from upscale shopping at the Millenia Mall.

If you came for the warm weather, you're a short distance from your choice of beaches including Daytona, New Smyrna and Cocoa Beach. More of a sporting fan? Basketball fans can enjoy the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center, and soccer fans can watch Orlando City Soccer in their new stadium. Interested in science and engineering? NASA's Kennedy Space Center and launch site is a short drive from campus.

Whether you're just here to enjoy a new cultural experience studying abroad, or if you'd like to explore all that Orlando has to offer, we think you'll love your time in sunny Orlando, Florida. Don't forget to take a moment to request more information and get your questions answered below.

Have an International Admissions Question?
: kaceychambers@thefirstacademy.org, : +1 407-206-8632

While our school buildings may be closed, The First Academy teachers and students will be actively engaged in remote learning. We are working together to flatten the curve and serve one another as a community of devoted Christ-followers (Psalm 46:1). Click below for the latest updates.
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