The Foundation Academy

  • Founded in 1988, The Foundation Academy is a private school in Jacksonville, Florida, whose mission is to educate children in an art-centered, project/inquiry-based, S.T.E.M. focused, family-like environment.
  • We believe in helping each student become a critical thinker and a lifelong learner.
  • TFA is fully accredited by SACS/CASI and includes a dual enrollement program.
  • We understand that this world is an integrated environment that overlaps the academic, artistic, emotional, physical and spiritual components. We mirror this integration in our curriculum to prepare students to succeed in today's world.
  • The Foundation Academy includes a working Aquaponic farm, organic gardens, art rooms and a state of the art black box theater.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Foundation Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size15 students
Advanced CoursesDual Enrollment
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,000
Tuition NotesScholarships Available!
% on Financial Aid
85%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKristen DeArmas
Admissions AssociateTiffanee Lowe

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsCross Country, Dance, SoccerCross CountryDance,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Walk, Cross Country, Drama

Club or Organization:
Farming, NCCER

Arts and Music Programs:
Performing Arts

School Notes

  • Founded in 1988, The Foundation Academy is a private school in Jacksonville, Florida, whose mission is to educate children in an art-centered, project/inquiry-based, S.T.E.A.M. focused, family-like environment. We believe in helping each student become a critical thinker and a lifelong learner. TFA is fully accredited by SACS/CASI and includes a dual enrollement program. We understand that this world is an integrated environment that overlaps the academic, artistic, emotional, physical and spiritual components. We mirror this integration in our curriculum to prepare students to succeed in today's world. The Foundation Academy includes a working Aquaponic farm, organic gardens, art rooms and a black box theater. 
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    10.3 miles
    5520 University Blvd W
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 737-6330
    10.3 PK-12
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    10.5 miles
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    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    (904) 762-0123
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    221
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    9.7 miles
    3718 Salisbury Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 733-5797
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    89
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    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (904) 398-3830
    12.9 PK-5
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The average private school tuition in Jacksonville, FL is $7,217 for elementary schools and $8,346 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jacksonville, FL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).