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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
2667 Bruton Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32805
Telephone
(407) 206-8602

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,880
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The First Academy

The First Academy (TFA) serves over 1,400 Central Florida students who attend Preschool through grade 12. In August of 1987, The First Academy opened its doors with a mission 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 has responded to dramatic growth with the future in full view. With award-winning curriculum, technology, arts, and athletics programs, The First Academy is uniquely positioned to prepare students, from preschool to graduation, for leadership in the 21st century. The First Academy has been named the "Orlando's Best Private School" for last six consecutive years.

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The First Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
109 responses
Average ACT
26
51 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Prom
    18%
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins Dance, graduation
    15%
  • Senior Ski Trip
    15%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Spring Musical
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,200
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    89%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $45,436
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,091
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $196,900
    National
    $184,700

    The First Academy Reviews

    118 reviews
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    I have attended The First Academy since sixth grade, and just recently graduated. I am so proud to call TFA my school, and I have had nothing short of an amazing experience there. Every single teacher I had throughout my career here cared for me like a friend, and was more than willing to form a personal relationship with me. Furthermore, there are countless opportunities for student leadership, which is highly encouraged by the school. The fostering, Christian environment for blossoming young adults preparing for the real world, coupled with the opportunity to utilize a curriculum that is highly personalized to one's specific needs, sets TFA apart from any other high school. Overall, a fantastic place to have spent the last seven years of my life!
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    TFA is very distinctive compared to any schools I have attended in China. My family and I chose TFA because of its strong academic curriculum, competitive fine arts and sports programs, and its solid Christian education.

    Moreover, I love every one of the teachers here! I am blessed to have all of these amazing teachers at TFA who always show their love and support to me. I wouldn’t be today’s me without their guidance and encouragement.

    TFA has impacted me in many ways. From my study at TFA, I have learned to take on every challenge, and I have learned to love and respect everyone in my life. TFA has provided me with a solid platform and a solid foundation to jump higher into my college life. I believe the moral values I learned from TFA will help me tremendously in the future!
    I am an alum of the class of 2019, and my TFA experience has been life changing. I was introduced to a place where teachers continually mentor their students, push them to success, and help them in their spiritual walk. I’m involved in fine arts, and the choir teacher, theater director, and band director are the DREAM TEAM! I have been truly blessed in my time at TFA by people who have poured into me and the experiences I have had the honor to be a part of.