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. We also have a Pre ScPre-Schoolh to Age 3, A Home School Divison, A Special Needs Division, and The Virtual Academy.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,153 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1986
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009, 2013

Student Body

Total Students
1,153 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
The First Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Kristi Summers

Sports

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.
  • For 29 years, Athletics has been a cornerstone of success in Central Florida high school athletics. Since its inception, TFA Athletics has earned 96 district titles, 35 regional titles, 40 individual state titles, and 10 team state championships. 72% of teams advance to regional tournament play. The First Academy offers 22 interscholastic sports and is home to a world-class athletic facility, the Payne Stewart Athletic Complex."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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We love TFA! The teachers and coaches care beyond their class or sport. Guidance team is stellar - prepped my son for a top college acceptance.
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Caring, dynamic, school of excellence. We love The First Academy
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,153 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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