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 and STEM Certified by COGNIA 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/Hydroponic farm, organic gardens, art rooms, Tai Chi practice as a part of the daily schedule, and a state of the art black box theater.

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1988
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
408 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Foundation Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
15 students
Advanced Courses
Dual Enrollment
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Scholarships Available!
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tia Unthank
Admissions Associate
Tiffanee Lowe

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Farming, NCCER

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Walk, Drama, Performing Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country

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 and STEM Certified by COGNIA 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Foundation Academy cost?
The Foundation Academy's tuition is approximately $13,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Foundation Academy?
The acceptance rate of The Foundation Academy is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does The Foundation Academy offer?
The Foundation Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Cross Country, Dance, Martial Arts and Soccer.
What is The Foundation Academy's ranking?
The Foundation Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Foundation Academy?
The application deadline for The Foundation Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Public school was a place where my daughter was discouraged & bullied - even by teachers. The amazing teachers at TFA encourage learning in unique ways, instill confidence, inspire creativity & treat the kids as individuals. My daughter has grown into a confident & enthusiastic student! We are very blessed to be a part of the TFA family.
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5  
unique culture. project based inquiry curriculum. diverse student composition. I commit faculty to the children's academic and social success.
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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Jacksonville, FL is $9,808 for elementary schools and $10,520 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jacksonville, FL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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