The First Academy

2667 Bruton Blvd
Orlando, FL 32805-0328
Tel: (407)206-8602
Grades: PK-12 | 1135 students
The First Academy is an age 4 (as of Sept.1) to Grade 12 Christ-centered college preparatory school and a leader in the Christian school community.
At all grade levels, the curriculum and classroom instruction on the TFA campus is focused on maximizing individual student achievement.
Students benefit from a highly qualified faculty - many who have advanced degrees in their subject area - and a curriculum designed to meet or exceed all state and national academic benchmarks.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1986
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009, 2013

Student Body

Total Students 1135 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The First Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 20 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes The annual tuition range is $7,000-$15,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Dr. Shayne Grove
Admissions Associate Kristi Summers


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • The First Academy's 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.
  • The First Academy is a 2A school and member of Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). A number of our student athletes have been awarded Division I scholarships to play for colleges and universities throughout the US.
  • Students of the Performing Art programs have received the highest possible rankings in band and theatre at the District and State level, and TFA visual art students have received awards from such notable entities as the Winter Park Art Festival, and Disney's Festival of the Masters.
  • Our TFA Royal Marching Band had the privilege of marching in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day 2009.

Profile last updated: 08/15/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is El Bethel Christian Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is El Bethel Christian Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is El Bethel Christian Academy (0.1 miles away)
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    Grades: KG-5 | 112 students
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    Grades: PK-8 | 152 students
    1.6 miles
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    Orlando, FL 32805
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    Grades: K-6 | 55 students
    2 miles
    1030 W Kaley Street
    Orlando, FL 32805

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