Athletics at Franklin Road Academy exist to support the mission of the school. We believe athletics are
fundamental to the educational experience. FRA Athletics supports a Christ-centered philosophy that
develops the total person. It is the responsibility of each team and coach to promote self-discipline,
self-confidence, teamwork, accountability, and physical development in the student-athlete with the
intent of preparing the student for the challenges they will face in college and in life.
Franklin Road Academy holds a strong athletic tradition, one that includes
many titles and honors for our teams, as
well as individual awards,at all levels of district, regional, and state
competition. Development of our student-athletes emphasizes more than just
winning; we teach the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship,
competitiveness and fair play, and how to act with respect and dignity, both in
victory and defeat.
The total number of team sports offered at the
varsity, junior varsity and middle school levels is over 55 each year.
In the Upper School, FRA fields a team in every sport sanctioned by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA),
as well as cheerleading, hockey and swimming. Additionally, the Middle School
fields a team in most sports. Football and trackare
offered in 5th and 6th grades, and student-athletes also have opportunities to
participate in community league sports programs. Seventh and eighth graders
have Physical Education and Wellness every
other day and are encouraged to pursue their sports interests by participating
in Middle School competition through the Harpeth
Valley Athletic Conference (HVAC).
FRA's varsity teams routinely excel in TSSAA
competition, and many of our standout student-athletes go on to compete
in college. 21% of all Class of 2013 students are playing sports at the college
level in six different sports (baseball,
basketball, football, golf, swimming, and tennis)
across nine collegiate athletic conferences (NCAA and NAIA). Athletics are an important part
of our educational culture, fostering pride
in our collective accomplishments, teaching
important life lessons through competition, and instilling
exciting school spirit throughout our school