Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

  • Wednesday, May 10 3’s Chapel With FBO Children’s Pastor, Derrick Skelton
  • Thursday, May 11 & Friday, May 12 Muffins For Moms (9:30 Classrooms)
  • Tuesday, May 16 Sunshine Committee End-Of-Year Meeting (9:15am)
  • Friday, May 19 2’3 & 3’s Water Day
  • Friday, May 26 Last Day of School
  • Monday, May 29-Friday, June 2  No School (Post Planning)
  • Monday, June 5  First Day of Summer Camp

 A Message from Sarah Donovan, Director of The Extended Educational Programs

TEEP’s Royal Reach Referral Program for all Extended Educational Programs is a great way for us to celebrate current families who refer their friends and extended family for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Here’s how it works: When a student applies and successfully enrolls with any Extended Educational Program, the referring family receives a $150 per child in all age and grade levels at TFA’s Preschool, The Classical School (TCS), and The First Hope. The applicant must name you as their referring family on the student application. Every year, close to 80% of our new families enroll at The First Academy due to a current teacher, staff member, or TFA family recommending our school. We know that a recommendation from YOU carries much more credibility than any print ad can say, and we are grateful!

Please help remind your friends to apply early and save their spot for 2017 – 2018! Together we can experience what makes our Extended Educational Programs of The First Academy so special and bring additional mission-appropriate families to share in the excitement of TFA’s Extended Educational Programs.

For more information on TFA’s Extended Educational Programs, please visit the links below:

The First Academy Preschool (Ages 8 Weeks- 3 Years Old)

The Classical School of The First Academy (Kindergarten-12th Grade)

The First Hope of The First Academy (PreK- 12th Grade)

Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt,  Preschool Principal


To order your child’s class picture online, click on link below.  All orders are due by Friday, May 5th.
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TFA Preschool Partners with First Baptist Orlando For Preschool VBS 

TFA Preschool is so excited to partner with First Baptist in offering VBS for our preschool friends (Ages 3 & 4) this summer.  During the week of June 26-June 30, 2017, we will be experiencing all the fun!  Our theme this year is going to be a blast and will include art, music, worship, edible arts & more!  If you are signed up for Summer Camp your 3 & 4 year old child will automatically participate in VBS during this week.  If you have an older child in elementary that would like to attend as well, please click on the link below to register them today!!

Event Date: June 26-30
Event Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Kids Studios is coming June 26-30! VBS is a five day fun, interactive and creative experience for children entering kindergarten-5th grade and it’s free! This year kids who have completed 5th grade will have an experience all their own with our Student Ministry! Register at

We need your junk!!

To help us begin to prep for Vacation Bible School, we need the following materials.  If you have any of these items lying around the house, we would love to take them off your hands.

*shoeboxes   *papertowel/toilet paper tubes   *cardboard boxes   *foil   *foam board   *thin sheets of styrofoam

Please drop them off to the preschool office.  Thank you!!

Preschool Conference Save-The-Date

Register today to attend our inaugural Preschool Conference, “Growing Little Hearts & Minds” on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  We are excited to share with you that because of our commitment and strong implementation of Conscious Discipline, Dr. Becky Bailey (the founder of Conscious Discipline) will be our featured key-note speaker.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!  We hope you will make plans to join us for this exciting time together!

Please click on the link below and to find out more information:


It is time to cast your ballot with Orlando Magazine for the best private school in Central Florida. The First Academy is up for the award in Preschool, Private School (K-8) and Private School (9-12). Simply fill out the ballot HERE by May 1, 2017. The link to the ballot is also listed below.


Parents:  Be sure to check out and LIKE our new Facebook page.  We want to spread the word about all the amazing learning taking place on our campus  each day.

We are so excited to announce that the Preschool now has our very promotional video.  We are so excited to share with you a little sneak peak into your child’s day and our preschool family!

Summer Camp is Right Around The Corner-Save your Spot Today!!

SESSION 1 (4 weeks): Monday, June 5th-Thursday, June 30th

SESSION 2 (3 weeks): Wednesday, July 5th-Friday, July 21st

For more information and to register, please visit 


Miss Vanessa’s 2-Day Two’s

 During our spring season we are learning about what seeds need to grow … soil, water, sunlight. We planted some grass seeds in clear cups so we can watch the roots grow.

We have been discovering the difference between day and night in our current unit. We had too much fun wearing our pajamas to school!

Teaching our littles to recognize their name is so important. During circle time we have been playing a few different games with our name.

One of our favorite things we get to do every week is have music class with Ms. Angie. Here is a picture of our class successfully dancing in a conga line!

Thank you so much for your amazing support of the preschool.  We are so truly blessed by your precious families and thank you for choosing our preschool to serve your family!


Happy Birthday to our Preschool  Friends During the Month of May:

Welcome New Friends to Our School Family:

Welcome, Luis!



Miss Ava on arrival of her granddaughter, Alanah Lynette

Congratulations to Briana on becoming a BIG SISTER to Jake

Congratulations to Neo on becoming a BIG BROTHER to Willow