15 Ways and Counting

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School In August I will begin my 15th year of service at The First Academy. In 2003, we packed our bags and left our home in Kentucky to begin a new journey in Florida. My parents weren’t happy. They were our neighbors, and we were taking their precious grandchildren 1,000 miles away. Amanda was nine, Stephen was six, and Caleb was a one-year-old. Many tears were shed. We moved our family to Orlando... Read More.

Diversity Update

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School On April 15, America celebrated the 70th anniversary of the integration of Major League Baseball. In a recent BreakPoint article entitled The Rest of the... Read More.

Summer of Service

With the summer upon us, we wanted to make families aware of several different ways they can be a blessing to others. In the past, we’ve scheduled Wednesday Workdays on campus but starting this year... Read More.

A Special Thank You

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Second Corinthians 9:12 says: This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many... Read More.

Family Resource Center: Mercy

Written by Dr. Kyle Barrett, Director of Spiritual Formation I don’t remember a lot of things about elementary school but for some reason learning to write sticks out to me. I couldn’t... Read More.

National Day of Prayer

Written by Dr. Kyle Barrett, Director of Spiritual Formation “The times they are a changin'.” This was true over 50 years ago when Bob Dylan first sang this line and is still true today. It... Read More.

Family Resource Center: Rest

Written by Dr. Kyle Barrett, Director of Spiritual Formation I’ll never forget welcoming our oldest child into the world. She was born at 4am on a Sunday after my wife had labored off and (mostly... Read More.

Why Are The Fine Arts Important?

Written By Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Why are The Fine Arts important? They are important because they allow our students to share the gospel in creative ways that demonstrate their God-given... Read More.

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