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Believing there is much left to be accomplished and understanding that we are humbly dependent on God raising up a new generation of Gospel Patrons, we are fully convinced that God has great plans for our future. By His grace, we will continue to pray that current families will be inspired to lead the way with sacrificial gifts so that we can provide an even greater experience for our own children and the children to follow.

Why do so many The First Academy families choose to support our school financially?

Because your gifts make an impact for Royals today and tomorrow.

Royal Nation Fund

While tuition covers our daily operations, The Royal Nation Fund allows us to go the extra mile in areas such as technology, campus improvements, spiritual formation, and other needs as outlined in the Strategic Plan. Pray about how you would like to support The Royal Nation Fund and help us develop the next generation of Christian leaders.

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“I hope that people will know if they think God’s leading them, they should take a step of faith and ask God to help provide. I know for our family and our kids the TFA environment, with the entire spiritual community surrounding them, is what we needed. That is honestly more important to us to invest in than any vacation or worldly possession.”

Kelly Kemp, TFA Parent

Tuition Assistance

The many blessings we enjoy today simply would not have been possible without the generosity of others. From our Founding Gift by Thomas Gurney, Sr., TFA students have stood on the shoulders of giants who have made their Christ-centered, college preparatory education possible.

Today, The First Academy remains committed to making this education and training available to as many as possible, which is why we ask for the support of our tuition assistance fund. This fund is used to meet the tuition needs of families who otherwise would not be able to attend The First Academy. It is a need-based fund that is distributed through the recommendation of a tuition assistance committee.

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Giving FAQ

What is the Royal Nation Fund?

Royal Nation Fund gifts are solicited and given every year to allow TFA to continue to strive for excellence in every area of the school. While tuition covers our daily operations, The Royal Nation Fund allows us to go the extra mile in areas such as technology, tuition assistance, spiritual formation, and other needs as outlined in the Strategic Plan.

What is a Capital Campaign?

Lead Phase and Quiet Phase Capital Campaign gifts are generally larger gifts and pledges, made either as a one-time gift or over a three to five-year period. When the Public Phase of a Capital Campaign begins, the entire school community is engaged to give, at all levels, to reach the final campaign goal. Capital Campaigns fund long-term projects such as new construction and endowment. Capital campaigns occur every five to ten years, while the Royal Nation Fund is a yearly effort.

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving is also referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. It is a donor’s intention to contribute a major gift to an organization beyond their lifetime. The First Academy has partnered with a team of experts at the National Christian Foundation who enable us to receive and process most types of planned gifts. A planned gift can benefit not only your immediate family but can help ensure that TFA will continue making an impact on children’s lives for years to come. You may not realize that there are numerous ways for you to give to The First Academy other than cash giving. Our team of experts is able to help facilitate gifts of estate plans, real estate holdings, business interests, and other life-income gifts. Planned giving has numerous benefits, including the possibility of reducing capital gains and gift and estate taxes. If you would like more information on making a planned gift to The First Academy, please contact the Development Office at 407-206-8819 or

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