Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey (Miller) Hetrick

My husband, Adam, and I both had the privilege of attending The First Academy, I for 11 years and Adam for 13. We both graduated in 2008, and although we were good friends during our time at TFA, it was not until our time at the University of Florida that we dated and were married in July of 2012. I graduated from UF with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Adam graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. We now call Lufkin, Texas home... Read More.

Educating for Eternity

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School What makes TFA distinctively different than all the rest? Is it our beautiful campus, the attractive facilities, the flourishing Fine Arts or... Read More.

New Year’s Resolutions

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School As the clock struck midnight and the ball dropped, many of us entered 2019 with hope and excitement. I am sure that important resolutions were made for... Read More.

Alumni Spotlight: Jon Wood

I graduated from The First Academy in May of 2000. In some ways that feels like a lifetime ago but in other ways, it seems like yesterday because of the great memories I carry with me. Of course, I... Read More.

A Day to Remember

Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School Last Saturday, as many were working on holiday “to-do” lists, 250 of our Middle & Upper School students, parents, faculty, & staff were... Read More.

Alumni Spotlight: Chloe Tower

I started attending The First Academy when I was in first grade after my family moved to Orlando. When I was not in class, my time at The First Academy was spent inside of the black box theatre where... Read More.

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