Blogs

Cultivating a Heart of Mercy

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School & Marci Chavalas, Senior Director of Professional Development and Parent Relations “People would rather see a sermon than hear a sermon.” Rev. Dr. Bernice King’s words about the profound, life-altering influence of her parents reminds us that we can make a huge difference in the life of the young people God has entrusted us to care for. Corretta Scott King’s acting out of forgiveness... Read More.

Alumni Spotlight: Tommy Rohrlack

I graduated from The First Academy in 2014, and then went on to receive my B.S. degree from Florida State University in 2018. I am the youngest of three brothers, all of which graduated from TFA. My... Read More.

Stories of Survival & Hope

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School As Central Floridians, there is no way that we can forget Hurricane Dorian and the devastation that it left in its wake in the Bahamas. At TFA, we served... Read More.

Lower School Tennis Camp

Brandon Anandon is a Florida native who recently relocated back to Orlando from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in the tennis and fitness industry for most of his life as either a... Read More.

Senior Spotlight: Marilyn Waldrop

What grade level did you start at The First Academy?  9th   What were the reasons you or your parents chose The First Academy?  My parents chose The First Academy because they knew... Read More.

Only Jesus!

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School The wonder of the lights and the magic of Christmas are all around us this time of year. It's Tricia's favorite time of the year and her decorations are... Read More.

Value Up

ilence, laughter, tears. All emotions flowed through Faith Hall this past Tuesday as Columbine High School survivor Craig Scott spoke to TFA students about his experience, but more importantly about... Read More.

Senior Spotlight: Paige Avila

What grade level did you start at The First Academy?  9th   What were the reasons you or your parents chose The First Academy?  My dad and I chose The First Academy over another... Read More.

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