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Photos from The First Academy's post 06/14/2024

New Family Friday! 🦁 Please give a Royal Welcome to the Ribley, Stephens, and Cotton families joining Royal Nation for the 2024-2025 school year.

Photos from The First Academy's post 06/07/2024

It’s New Family Friday! Please help us welcome the Frisch, Hughes, and Knuth Families who are coming back to campus with their 2nd Generation Royals 🦁💙

Top Private Middle School in Orlando, FL | The First Academy 06/05/2024

💡Do you want your rising 7th grader to be in a caring community where Christ's love is felt deeply while receiving an enriching education that equips them for their next steps? At The First Academy, this is what we provide to Middle Schoolers. There are still available seats for incoming 7th-grade students for the 2024-2025 school year! Learn more about our Middle School program!

Top Private Middle School in Orlando, FL | The First Academy See how your child can thrive in 6th-8th grade and beyond at our Christian middle school, voted a Best Private K-12 School in Orange County.


TFA's Back to School Page is live! 😁📓✏️ Visit for all of your need-to-know essentials for the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year!


Congratulations to TFA’s newest Commissioned Colson Fellows! 🎉 This past weekend, Mrs. Diehl, Mrs. Ursu, Dr. Dix, Mrs. Hodges, and Mrs. Leader (not pictured) were commissioned as Colson Fellows. This prestigious honor was bestowed on each of them for completing ten months of Biblical Worldview and Integration Study through the Colson Fellows Program.


It’s the first New Family Friday of the summer! 🦁☀️ Please give a Royal Welcome to the Battaglia Family, joining TFA’s Lower School for the 2024-2025 school year!


Congratulations to TFA’s Middle School students who competed at the National Great History Competition in Chicago this past weekend! Thomas A., Alexander D., and Nicolas S. All placed in the Top 30 for their respective grade levels. Way to go!


The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Congratulations to , Alex Beatty, Class of 2010, and Stephen D. Whitaker, Jr., Class of 2015, for winning 7 awards this week for their outstanding work with the American Society of Cinematographers!


As we come to the close of another school year, it's a time to reflect on the many highlights and blessings we've experienced together. From beginning to end, it's been a year filled with remarkable moments. Have a great summer and we can’t wait for all that is to come in 2024-2025!


Sliding into Summer 2024 🕶️💦⛱️ Lower School had a blast at Water Day to close out another amazing school year!


Sneak Day 2024 🌊😎 TFA 5th Graders snuck away from school yesterday and were surprised to learn that they would be spending the day at Typhoon Lagoon!


Introducing TFA’s Class of 2025 👏🏼 TFA’s newest Seniors celebrated with one another to kick off a full year of festivities for their last year of high school!


The Royal Athletic Association is extremely grateful for the family and business partners that supported Royal Boosters during the 2023-2024 school year! There is still time to register or became a sponsor for the 2024-2025 school year at a reduced rate. Sign up today at


Congratulations to the final Middle School Students of the Quarter for the 2023-2024 school year! These students have been Relentlessly Hard Workers and Committed Servant Leaders for the entire school year 👏🏼


Final: defeats Lakeland Christian 8-6 to advance to the Final Four for the 3rd time in School History!


0 days until Graduation for the Class of 2024! 🎓💙🎉 Join us tonight at 6:45 pm in First Orlando’s Worship Center to honor TFA’s amazing graduates. Can’t join in person? Tune into the livestream at


“I believe I was called to Athletics to equip young people to develop themselves spiritually and academically, socially and athletically.” At this morning’s visit with the Athletic Director, Coach Conaway shared his strong vision for the future of TFA Athletics.


Congratulations to The First Academy’s Theatre Department for being awarded FOUR Dr. Phillips Applause Awards for their recent production of Godspell.
- Outstanding Ensemble
- Outstanding Orchestra
- Outstanding Sound Designer: Tyler Gavarinski
- Outstanding Singer: Jordyn Kinard
Our Outstanding Orchestra and Outstanding Singer Jordyn have been asked to perform at the Applause Awards Ceremony on June 1. Way to go !

Photos from The First Academy's post 05/03/2024

We can’t wait to continue to celebrate our seniors as we inch closer to graduation for the ! Congratulations to Justin, Hope, Palmer, Alexis, and Menglu.

Photos from The First Academy's post 05/03/2024

Graduation is in one week! 🎓 Congratulations to Brooks, Bri, Sloane, Gabi, Maddox, and Camryn!

Photos from The First Academy's post 05/02/2024

Can you believe it's the last day of high school for the Class of 2024? Congratulations to Sam, Molly, Trey, Fayth, Jace, Jonathon, Wilson, Hanru, Liam, and Olivia.

Photos from The First Academy's post 05/01/2024

We are going to miss seeing the Class of 2024 in TFA’s hallways! 💛💙 Congratulations to Rachael, Fisher, Raegan, Aniston, Brady, Bodie, Matthew, Jazz, Daniel, and Vicki.

Photos from The First Academy's post 05/01/2024

The Class of 2024 is pretty great, so let's celebrate! Congratulations to Macy, Gio, Joshua, Zoey, Gian, Ivan, Elliott, Ava, Joy, and Durkin.

Photos from The First Academy's post 04/30/2024

We have some more amazing seniors to honor! 🥳 Congratulations to William, Zixi, Maggie, Erin, Brad, Cali, David, Matti, Will, and Maria.


Congratulations to TFA’s Upper School Students of the Quarter! These students live out the 5 Aspirations for Every Student each day: 1) Devoted Christ Follower, 2) Committed Servant Leader, 3) Respectful Relationship Builder, 4) Consistently Honest Communicator, and 5) Relentlessly Hard Worker.

Photos from The First Academy's post 04/29/2024

Can you believe TFA Seniors are graduating next week? We are so proud of their achievements! Congratulations Ella, Lottie, Malachi, Ava, Jack, Jordyn, Eli, Michael, Michael, Tyson, and Giovanna.

Photos from The First Academy's post 04/29/2024

It’s the last Monday of high school for the Class of 2024! Congratulations to David, Olivia, Jake, Palmer, Danny, Kyleigh, Zach, Xiaonan, Walker, and Dylan. 🎓

Photos from The First Academy's post 04/28/2024

Time to celebrate more amazing TFA Seniors as they head into their final week of high school! Congratulations to Lydia, Angie, Josiah, Annabelle, Nathan, Brianna, Grace, Sean, Austin, and Tatiana!

Photos from The First Academy's post 04/27/2024

The Class of 2024 is pretty incredible! Congratulations to Alex, Robert, Stephen, Lorenzo, Brant, Ila, Oliver, Brooke, Will, and Julia.


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Our Story

The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school whose mission is to prepare children for life as Christian leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, and participation as a way of life.

What Makes a Great School?

All parents want their child to attend a great school – not just a good school. When my wife and I moved our family to Orlando several years ago, we found a great school in The First Academy.

On the first day of the new school year, I watched with apprehension from a second-story window as my middle child walked onto a playground crowded with unfamiliar faces. With a lump in my throat, I watched as he stood alone with his hands in his pockets, obviously filled with uncertainty and nearly paralyzed by fear. What happened next told me much about what makes The First Academy a great school.

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“The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7Happy Father's Day to our a...
Luke and Gabriel had a blast at the first week of Camp Roar and were honored as Lower School Campers of the Week! #TFARo...
Congratulations to Dr. Dix, one of TFA’s 5 newly Commissioned Colson Fellows! Read below for his thoughts on the program...
Camp Roar Week 1 was Out of this World! 🤩 Campers kicked off the summer learning about the galaxy and all that God has c...
Happy Sunday, TFA Family! Join us in prayer as we lift up our travels and safety throughout the summer break. #SummerSun...
Several TFA Students kicked off their summer serving in Guatemala on a mission trip with Kingdom Culture Church YTH. On ...
"God has been moving in our school in immeasurable ways and He loves our school very much. As the Upper School Principal...
Calling all TFA Business Leaders and Owners! We want you and your business to be involved as a TFA Athletics Corporate S...
Emmy C. and Ethan W. kicked off their summer at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress meeting their lobby parrot! #TFASummerMe...
Each Sunday this summer, we will pause and pray for members of our Royal Family. Join us as we lift up all of the Camper...
Upper School students Matt S., Sloane V., and Abby B. kicked off their summer volunteering at Lift Disability with Mrs. ...





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