The Surprising Secret to Better SAT Scores

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Every parent knows that all schools—public and private alike—have no shortage of standardized tests. The pressure that students feel to succeed on these tests has created a $5 billion cottage industry of test prep companies, self-help books, and study aids, yet the most potent tool to increase test scores is much more readily accessible than any of these items and it will surprise you. The answer... Read More.

An Unimaginable Tragedy

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Today, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community is devastated as they recover from one of the worst school shootings in American history. There... Read More.

It’s Not Too Late!

Written by Patrick Barrett, Executive Director for Spiritual Formation & Missions 6th - 12th Grade Families, It’s not too late to register for Surge Weekend! Surge is a conference for 6th... Read More.

The Price of Victory

Written by Patrick Barrett, Executive Director of Spiritual Formation & Missions This week I was fortunate enough to pass through downtown Birmingham, Alabama. I only had time for a quick visit... Read More.

Senior Spotlight: Anne Murrah

At what grade level did you start at The First Academy? I came to The First Academy in fourth grade. What were the reasons you or your parents chose The First Academy? My parents wanted me... Read More.

Unworthy

Written by Patrick Barrett, Executive Director for Spiritual Formation & Missions Hebrews chapter 11 celebrates the faith of courageous men and women like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel... Read More.

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