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.

When we were founded in 1986, The First Academy began its academic, fine arts and athletic programs and has continued growing them ever since. We elevate students to their highest levels of achievement, and develop character before career, service before self and participation as a way of life.

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

12,000 hours

of community service hours given by the class of 2017

100%

of TFA graduates have been accepted to college

Why TFA?

We would enjoy the opportunity to show you our 45-acre campus in person. To schedule a tour, attend an Open House, or if we can provide you with more information on why it is great to be a part of The First Academy, please contact our team or register on the Admissions Event form below.

Few decisions have the lasting impact on your child as that of school choice. It is during their school days that life-long friendships will be made, spiritual formation will take place, and values will be instilled. The First Academy is here to partner with you in making those days the very best that they can be. The First Academy exists today because parents like you found it important to educate their children in a safe, secure, college-preparatory environment that instills values, helps develop character, and cultivates wisdom manifested through academic excellence.

Our families made an eternal investment in their children by choosing Christian education. At all grade levels, the curriculum and classroom instruction is focused on maximizing individual student achievement and developing strength of character. Your child will benefit from state-of-the-art technology-enhanced learning, a world-class athletic facility, modern classrooms and labs, and comprehensive sports, fine arts, and service programs.

Recent College Acceptances

We look forward to meeting with you and your family soon!

: admissions@thefirstacademy.org, : 407-206.8602

The Admissions Team

Tuition & Fees

Tuition cost includes most textbooks, technology, and lab use. Non-US residents pay an additional annual fee of $3,500.

2018-2019 Tuition

  • K4 (3-Day, Tues-Thurs): $8,650
  • K4 (5-Day): $9,730
  • Transitional Kindergarten: $10,820
  • Kindergarten: $11,900
  • Grades 1-4: $14,440
  • Grades 5-6: $15,810
  • Grades 7-8: $17,200
  • Grades 9-11: $18,740
  • Grade 12: $19,130

See the details below to learn more about Tuition Assistance, the Refund Program, and Payment Plans.

Fee Details & Optional Charges

Please review the grade specific activity fees below or view the The First Academy Fee Sheet for a helpful list of most fees and optional charges that may apply to you.

Application Process

I. Inquire

Call 407.206.8602 or complete the Admissions Event RSVP form to start the conversation with our Admissions team, answer any questions, and get your visit scheduled.

II. Visit

Come visit the campus on your scheduled admissions event from personal tour to open house. We can even accomodate most impromptu visits.

III. Shadow

On your shadow day, your son or daughter will be partnered with a like-minded student for an entire school day at The First Academy, meeting other students and attending actual lessons.

IV. Apply

At this point you and your student will have an excellent understanding of 'The First Academy Experience'. At this point we encourage your family to start their Online Application.

Admissions Events

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International Admissions

Earthling Residence

International students are welcome at The First Academy. Students must have a F1 Visa, F2 Visa, or be a dependent on a parent’s Visa. Visitor Visas such as B1 and B2 are NOT accepted. Additionally, all students must be fluent at speaking, reading, and writing English.

Please take some time to learn more about the International Application Process.

New Family Information

The First Academy has a variety of resources designed to keep you connected. Visit the New Family Information page to learn about:

  • Social Media
  • Parent University
  • Student Expectations
  • Calendar and Subscriptions
  • Directory and Contacts

Have an Admissions Question? : admissions@thefirstacademy.org, : 407.206.8602

Attend Our Admissions Open House on January 27
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