Foundation Academy

Foundation Academy, a private, Christian school in Winter Garden, FL, partners with families and the church to build a firm foundation for life through Christ-centered education.
Foundation Academy embraces six core values: Authority of Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Academic and Physical Discipline, Individual Purpose, Authentic Servant-hood, Commitment to Community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,110 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,590
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 5 / May. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Foundation Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
1,110 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Foundation Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
37%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government & Polictics, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Statistics, AP World History, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Macro Economics, Studio Art, US History, Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II
Average SAT score
1133
Average ACT score
24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 5 / May. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $9485 for PreK to $16,590 for high school. Please visit website for tuition for various grades.
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,315
Acceptance Rate
72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michelle Campbell
Admissions Associate
Lilly Moses

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Junior National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Quill & Scroll Society, Student Council, Student Leadership Institute, Thespians

School Notes

  • Academically Challenging Curriculum including AP and on-campus Dual Enrollment classes. 100% College acceptance
  • Award winning Fine Arts Programs
  • Competitive Athletic Program & Member of Florida High School Athletic Association with many continuing sports in college
  • Elementary Honors Program
  • NILD Program
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Clayton Grimm 2014 - Attended NYU & studied theater as a part of the Tisch / Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Now stars as Blippi live and on Netflix.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Foundation Academy cost?
Foundation Academy's tuition is approximately $16,590 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Foundation Academy?
The acceptance rate of Foundation Academy is 72%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Foundation Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Florida with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Foundation Academy?
Foundation Academy famous alumni include: Clayton Grimm 2014.
What sports does Foundation Academy offer?
Foundation Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Foundation Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is Foundation Academy's ranking?
Foundation Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Foundation Academy?
The application deadline for Foundation Academy is Dec. 5 / May. 3 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 5 / May. 3 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
FA is the best Christian school in the area in my opinion, and we have experience with three of them. From Biblical worldview integration to excellent academics, athletics, and fine arts. Also love the fact that while FA has high-level academics that provide an Ivy-League caliber student what they need, they also meet the needs of students that the traditional 4-year college isn't the right fit for. They truly meet the students where God is leading them as opposed to making it all about misleading college entry statistics like some private schools have done in recent years.
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5  
Foundation Academy has blessed our son regarding his education, maturity, and spiritual development. He began attending Foundation Academy's Plant St. Campus in PreK and will graduate high school soon. No matter the grade or the campus, he has had teachers and administrators who have taken the time to know him, understand his strengths and weaknesses, and aid him in finding where his passions are as he begins thinking about his future. Foundation Academy has provided a safe, nurturing environment while challenging him to reach for his best. Organizations rarely live up to their vision, but Foundation Academy truly builds a foundation for life.
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5  
FA has provided my daughters with the Christian atmosphere I wanted. The upper campus is gaining more sports for my athletic 14-year-old daughter and she seems to be doing well. My younger daughter is struggling at the lower campus due to a high testing and worksheet environment. I would like to see this school put more effort into 21st-century skills than worksheets. We have had to pull her from gymnastics and Awana just so she can study more.
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5  
We have been in the school for four years and we love our school. The main reason that we are sending our kids is because it is Christ-centered and the teachers pour out God's love to the kids.
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5  
We absolutely love Foundation Academy! The staff are amazing and the teachers go above and beyond to make sure our child is learning and growing closer in faith to God! The academic programs are of the highest quality and the facilities are clean and well kept! We also love that the school offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as Bible Study, art, sports, music, dance, and cheerleading. At Foundation Academy you are one big FAmily!
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5  
We were looking for an educational experience where our child would feel welcomed safe and led by a teacher with enthusiasm and grace. We found all and more at Foundation Academy. Highly recommend.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,110 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,590
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 5 / May. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, FL is $9,467 for elementary schools and $10,085 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, FL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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