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

  • March 15-18: State Thespian Festival – Tampa, FL
  • March 16: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:33am
  • March 17-19: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival – Student artwork displayed
  • March 20-24: No School – Spring Break
  • March 28: Alternative Lunch – Chick-fil-a – Click here to purchase
  • March 28: US Broadcast Media Field Trip – WKMG studios
  • March 30-April 1: US Spring Play, You Can’t Take It With You – Black Box Theatre, 7:00pm


Band Students Compete at District Solo & Ensemble

Band students pose with awards.

Band students achieved great success at the recent District 8 Solo & Ensemble Festival. A total of 16 TFA students participated in 13 events, with 12 earning Superior ratings and 1 achieving an Excellent rating. In addition, 8 of those Superior events qualified to move on to the State Festival, to be held March 23-25 at Apopka High School. Those qualifying for State are Jacob M., Jacob Z., Natalie W., Olivia T., Mark L., Guilherme S., Jack E. and Elliot M.


Raw Footage 3/17

Check out this week’s edition of Raw Footage.

Alternative Lunch March 28th

Students and Parents,

Faith Hall will be closed for lunch on Tuesday, March 28th. The Junior Class is offering an alternative lunch for students in grades 5-12 and faculty to purchase that day. Kindergarten through 4th grade will have separate arrangements and will need to check with their teachers for information.

Lunch will be a Chick-fil-A Sandwich with chips & a water for $6.50. Extra Sandwich for $4.50.

To order, please visit Please submit your order by Saturday, March 25th at 12:00pm (noon). You do have the option of ordering for multiple students. Food distribution will be in the gym lobby.

When you submit your order, you should receive a confirmation page. You may need to scroll back to the top if your screen goes blank. You should also receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes from Larissa Galloway confirming receipt of payment.

Please remember that if you don’t like this option then you are welcome to bring something from home.

Prom – Fire & Ice

Juniors and Seniors are invited to Prom 2017, Fire & Ice!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress at 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Tickets can be purchased here:

Please remember that if you plan to bring a guest who is not a current TFA student, they must currently be in high school or a TFA alum. You must fill out the Outside Guest form that you can download from the above link.

All dresses (including TFA students and outside guests) must be submitted for approval using this link:

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival logo

The Visual Art Department will be representing The First Academy at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival this weekend, March 17-19! Come see our Middle and Upper School students’ creations at  Tent #7 in the School exhibit area. Support Mrs. Collins’, Mrs. Gegerson’s, and Ms. Duresky’s “silent performers”!!