Bekka Herdy Receives Critics Choice Tech Award

Pictured with Garry Sullivan, Upper School Principal Bekka Herdy (Class of 2017) received the Critics Choice Tech Award at the 2016 Florida District V Thespian Festival competition.  Bekka earned the award for her costume designs for the musical Godspell. The Critics Choice is awarded to one student and is chosen by the panel of thespian judges as their pick for the “best of the best.”  There were over 100 other students... Read More.

Congratulations McKenzie McNeil!

Congratulations to McKenzie McNeil for winning the "Best in Show" award at the 2015 District V Thespian Festival. McKenzie is a senior at TFA and has been involved in theatre for six years. She has... Read More.

Disney’s Candlelight Processional

In September, a group of sixteen Upper School students sang for in an audition video (above) in the hopes that Disney would select our school to participate in the Disney Candlelight Processional at... Read More.

Why the Arts Matter in School

Written By: Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Several years ago, Stanford University published the results of a study demonstrating why the arts matter in school. While many schools are cutting... Read More.

Making TFA History

Alumnus Stephen Whitaker, son of Dr. & Mrs. Steve Whitaker, recently finished directing The Odd Couple by Neil Simon which had a successful run April 23-25 in the new Black Box Theatre. This... Read More.

Congrats Caroline Wendzel

The First Academy junior, Caroline Wendzel has been awarded the Silver Key Award by the Scholastic Southeast Writing Region-at-Large for 2015  in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. This... Read More.

TFA Veterans Day Mural

At the heart of The First Academy is gratefulness for all who serve our great country in the military. It has become a tradition to open our school to veterans who served our country in past wars by... Read More.

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