Lower School Chapel

In support of The First Academy’s mission to prepare children for life as Christian leaders, Lower School Chapel is an integral part of the overall school experience. Weekly chapels include a time in which students have the opportunity to praise and worship together through engaging and meaningful songs. There is also a Bible-centered lesson either through a guest speaker, individual class or grade-level presentation. Both of these components, worship and lessons, help students learn the importance of worship and the study of God’s Word with a focus on the biblical truths that they are learning as part of the Lower School Bible curriculum.

Lower School Chapel takes place on Thursday mornings at 8:15 am on the Stageside of First Orlando’s Faith Hall. Lower School parents are invited and encouraged to attend any and/or all Lower School chapels.

Middle & Upper School Chapel

The First Academy’s Middle & Upper School Chapel partners with the First Orlando youth ministry to deliver a unique, exciting worship experience. Our high priority on academics is balanced with developing the spiritual life for each student; we strive to help students develop a Christian worldview by giving them a chance to put these ideas and values to practice here on campus, throughout our community, and around the world.

Based on Matthew 5:14-16, students are given opportunities to become Chaplains through the Student Leadership process and assist in planning, organizing and implementing weekly small group meetings. Student-led worship and discipleship groups help challenge students to grow more in their walk with Christ. Chapel band auditions are held in the spring semester of each school year. It is TFA’s mission to prepare students for life as Christian leaders.

Each Thursday throughout the school year, Chapel creates opportunities for students to speak to their peers, faculty to pour into students, and guest speakers to come and share their stories with students. In previous years, speakers have included New York Times Best-Selling Authors Nick Vujicic (Unstoppable, Stand Strong) and Bob Goff (Love Does), as well as illusionist Jim Munroe (MAZE Magic).

Parents are welcome to attend chapel.