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The First Academy
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  • Private, Christian (General)
  • ORLANDO, FL

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$155
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,050
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
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From The First Academy

The First Academy (TFA) serves over 1,200 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 "Orlando's Best Private School" for the last eight consecutive years.

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The First Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
154 responses
Average ACT
27
80 responses

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Learn more about The First Academy's most recent accolades, including National Merit finalists, Fine Arts achievements, Athletic awards and more.

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Senior Ski Trip
    13%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins Dance, graduation
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spring Musical
    8%

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,275
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$7,850
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 22 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 22 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 22 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 16 responses

Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$31,566
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$860
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$172,880
National
$229,800

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