Press Releases, Branding, & Policies

The First Academy’s Media page is designed to assist the media, the public, and our vendors. Press Releases can be found below, along with the Branding Guide, the school’s official downloadable logos, vendor application, and policies related to privacy, activities and usage.

The First Academy Press Releases

The First Academy named Apple Distinguished School

Apple awarded TFA for 2022-2025 for its 1:1 iPad Program for students in grades 3-6 and 1:1 MacBook Air Program for students in grades 7-12.

Niche 2022Best Christian School 2022, rated The First Academy as Orange County’s #1 Christian High School for 2022. Niche is considered the top school review authority.

Best of Central Florida 2022, CBS

The First Academy was awarded Best of Central Florida by CBS. Watch the full feature here.

Best Christian Elementary School 2021, Playground Magazine

The First Academy won a Family Favorite Award for Best Private Religious Elementary School.

Best Christian School 2021, rated The First Academy as Orange County’s #1 Christian High School for 2021. Niche is considered the top school review authority. Read More

Recognized as Nearpod Certified School

Nearpod recognizes The First Academy as a Nearpod Certified School for our innovation through Nearpod.

Best Christian School 2020, rated The First Academy as Orange County’s #1 Christian School for 2020. Niche is considered the top school review authority. Read More

Best Private School 2020, Southwest Orlando Bulletin

Thank you to the voters of Southwest Bulletin for choosing The First Academy as Orlando’s top private school.

Best Private School 2019, Southwest Orlando Bulletin

Thank you to the voters of Southwest Bulletin for choosing The First Academy as Orlando’s top private school. Read More

Best Private School 2018, Orlando Magazine

Thank you to the readers of Orlando Magazine for voting The First Academy as the Best Overall Private School in 9-12, 6-8, K-5, and Preschool. Read More

The First Academy Named Apple Distinguished School

Apple awarded TFA for its customized learning 1 to 1 iPad program. Read More

Best Private School 2018

Thank you to SouthWest Orlando for voting TFA as Best Private School for five years running. Read More

Best Private School 2017

Thank you to SouthWest Orlando for voting TFA as Best Private School for four years running. Read More

Best Private School 2016

The third times a charm for The First Academy, named Best Private School 2016 by the readers of SouthWest Orlando Magazine. Read More

Apple Distinguished Program

The First Academy received the Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-2017 for its efforts in the Upper School with the iPad 1:1 program.

National Merit Scholar Commended

Two Upper School Students received letters of distinction from the National Merit Scholars Foundation moving them forward in the scholarship program. Read More

The First Academy App Live

Grab your phone, its official The First Academy’s App is now live for iOS and Android. Download today from the App Store and Google Play.

TFA’s Apple Distinguished Educator

The First Academy’s Matt Eggert selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Learn more about this honor, as Mr. Eggert was one of 6 in the state of Florida.

The First Academy Named Top Orlando Private School

Orlando Business Journal names The First Academy as top 2015 Orlando Private School.

Mr. Jerry Chambers, CFO, honored by Journal

The annual C-Level awards celebrate Central Florida’s top CIOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs and CXOs of distinction. Mr. Chambers was selected by Orlando Business Journal for 2015.

Best Private School 2015 from Southwest Bulletin

January 08, 2015 – The First Academy is recognized by the readers and families of SouthWest Bulletin as the ‘Best Private School’ in Orlando. The First Academy also received the award for 2014. SouthWest Bulletin annually releases their reader’s choice awards full of the best businesses, places, and services in Orlando.

Best Private School 2014 from Southwest Bulletin

January 09, 2014 – The First Academy is awarded ‘Best Private School’ by SouthWest Orlando Bulletin. The First Academy rejoices at the award as SouthWest Bulletin serves the same areas that many of The First Academy families come from. This marks the first year that ‘Best Private School’ was given a category in their annual reader’s choice award.

Apple Distinguished Program

November 19, 2013 — The Upper School at The First Academy is pleased to announce that its iPad 1:1 Program has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2017–2019. The school has been lauded for its innovative integrations in the classroom, flexible learning environment, and correlation to improved student learning gains on standardized and AP tests scores.

“The administration and faculty at The First Academy have shown that they exhibit the five best practices of an Apple Distinguished School: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching; ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment,” wrote Stephanie Carullo, Apple’s Vice President of Education, in the award notification letter.
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Middle School Receives Blue Ribbon Award

ORLANDO, Florida – The First Academy Middle School has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School, it was announced by the United States Department of Education Tuesday morning.

The First Academy is one of just 22 middle schools that were selected, and the sole middle school honoree in the state of Florida. Nationally, TFA is one of just 50 private institutions that were recognized.
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Lower School Receives Blue Ribbon Ribbon Award

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan today designated The First Academy Lower School as a Blue Ribbon School for 2009.

This year, 314 public and private schools achieved this status, out of more than 120,000 public and private schools in the nation. The First Academy Lower School is one of 13 public and private schools from Florida to receive this award for excellence in education.
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Why Branding and Graphic Standards?

Graphic Standards convey guidance to the TFA Community in designing consistent products. These include but are not limited to Marketing materials, Print and Web Media, Signs, Videos and other merchandise. In addition, the guide assists approved web and graphic designers, printers, advertising agencies, Administration and approved users.

The Standards are not made to prevent creativity, but to protect our visual identity and brand. Consistent application will help to promote our school and send a positive message when done appropriately. Please reference the Branding & Graphic Standards guide for proper usage of The First Academy logos, colors, and media.

Branding & Graphic Standards Guide
Download Branding Guide (PDF)

Guide Includes:

– Which logo is permissible to use
– Which file format to select
– School colors and typefaces
– Clarity and guidance pertaining to our brand

The First Academy Logos

Please Note: After downloading the files above, please open then extract the zip files; otherwise you will not be able to edit, print or make changes to the files.

Privacy Policy

The First Academy does not sell your information, nor provide permission to share or re-use your information. In order to send mail, The First Academy provides address information for mailing. To process payments, your transaction informations are securely sent to a payment processor. As technology continues to evolve, we reserve the right to change our policy at any time.

What We Collect

We collect and maintain information that you provide via our Student Information, Application and Learning Management Systems. Additionally, we collect information from onsite forms, and third party verification systems (i.e. Tuition and Background Services). Cookies are used to keep your selections in tact (i.e. hide/close window). Our website collects analytics on visitors for reporting, advertising and goal purposes.

Storage of Information

We do not store your financial information when making transactions on this website. Payments are processed by a third party.

Billing Query

If you have any questions about a charge, please contact the Business Office at 407.206.8758 or reply to the receipt sent to your email address. Please do not initiate a chargeback unless you have already spoken to the Business Office.

Terms of Use

The First Academy website and social media pages are intended to be safe, inviting and informative spaces. Please note that The First Academy does not endorse nor is it responsible for the accuracy of opinions, claims, advice or other information shared on any of the pages by fans, commenters, or third parties.

We expect users of our pages to act maturely, behave responsibly and respect the rights and dignity of fellow community members, and the terms provided by social media entities on posting guidelines. Please understand that The First Academy may remove postings that are:

We may ban anyone posting material that falls into the above categories from participating in any of our outlets.

The First Academy respects your privacy and will not share your personal information without your consent. However, if you choose to post your personal information on these outlets, it will be available for others to see and use.

The First Academy reserves the right to change these terms and its content at any time.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The First Academy admits the students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at that school and the school does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.