The Academies

An enriching after-school program for students ages Kindergarten Prep 3’s through 5th Grade.

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The Academies

The First Academy’s The Academies is an all-encompassing after-school program that includes team sports and sports clinics, performing and fine arts classes, as well as enrichment classes for students ages K-Prep 3’s through 5th Grade. The Academies is designed to offer students exposure to a wide variety of activities and experiences throughout their time in Lower School.

“After school programs support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children.”

Registration is now open!

The majority of The Academies sports and classes are offered after school in four yearly sessions with advanced registration.

Session 1: August 21, 2023 – September 30, 2023

Session 2: October 9, 2023 – November 17, 2023

Session 3: January 22, 2024 – March 1, 2024

Session 4: March 25, 2024 – May 2, 2024

Each program will include one practice or class per week and will be approximately one hour in length, usually beginning after the school day ends. Please note that some sports will have an additional day for practice or games. There are a few classes that meet in the morning before school begins. The Academies also has year-long dance, choir, and K-Prep programs. Additional sports clinics, typically led by our Varsity TFA Coaches, will be added throughout the year, before or after the sessions listed above. An enrollment fee is required for all students registering.

If you would like to be involved in The Academies or would like to recommend an instructor, please contact Corey Gilchrist, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at


Registration for The Academies will be held online using the Camp Brain registration website:

Please note that if you have previously used a Camp Brain account, you may use the same login for your child(ren) and their information will be stored. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses will be closed when capacity is reached, and a waitlist will be in place. Capacity for sports may be limited based on the availability of practice space and coach availability. After registration, families will be contacted as to their specific class(es).


Fees for The Academies must be paid as listed in the online registration form. The fees are set for all students, staff/non-staff.

Refund Policy

The student will receive a full refund less expenses incurred (processing fee) if withdrawing from a program offering a week prior to the first session of a class or sport. No refunds will be made after this date. If a student is asked to leave the sport or course for disciplinary reasons no refund will be permitted.

Cancellation & Withdrawal

The First Academy reserves the right to cancel any program for which there is insufficient enrollment. All fees will be refunded in the event that the course minimum is not met. The First Academy reserves the right to request withdrawal of any student whose conduct, influence, attendance, or progress is regarded as undesirable or unsatisfactory, or who fails to conform to rules and regulations.

Dress Code

Students may stay in their TFA school uniforms for all programs unless instructed otherwise by the course instructor/coach.

The Academies – Session 4 Offerings