On Tuesday, the Franklin Road Academy boys golf team carded a 317 at the Division II Class A District Golf Tournament to finish in second place at Riverbend Country Club. The team will advance to the Middle Region Championship with the runner-up finish.
Acre campus for students pre-kindergarten - grade 12
Countries represented in our student body
Average class size allowing students to fully engage in the classroom
Faculty members holding advanced degrees
- 7:1 student-teacher ratio
- Science, technology, engineering, and math program beginning in kindergarten
- 70% of faculty members hold advanced degrees
- Service learning woven throughout pre-kindergarten - grade 12
- Daily devotionals and weekly chapel in kindergarten - grade 4. Daily convocation and bi-weekly chapel in grades 5 - 12
- 700-seat theater with professional lighting and sound
- 2,000-square-foot upper school Innovation Lab and DNA Lab
- Lower and middle school Innovation Labs
- Collegiate-level athletic facilities including brand new weight room and fitness center, synthetic turf football field, and state-of-the-art golf simulator
- 66 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
The Brim family chose FRA for their rising freshman last year. Now that they are a year (and a couple of months) in, they describe their experience in the admission process and their thoughts on the decision they made. Click here to hear their story
Chloe – A New Student Perspective
" I don’t feel like a number here at FRA. I have a name, and people use it. FRA loves you for who you are, and they want you to embrace you. They support you and are willing to give you the resources to help you succeed and excel.”
The Halas Family, New FRA Family
"The grace and warmth that our family has experienced isn't an accident. That's something that has been fostered in the culture. It is a very authentic, real place where your kids can grow."
Riley Casey '17"I'm excited for my future at Columbia University because I feel confident FRA has prepared me to do things well. I have gotten to figure out who I am, and I am very thankful for that."
“I've been here for 35 years, and I've become like family with my coworkers and coaching staffs and built lifelong relationships with students as I've watched them grow up. Over time, your roots grow deeper and deeper, and there is nothing that can replace that.”
Nia Williamson '19
“We wanted a place where people knew her and where she could be appreciated for her unique self but also be challenged to be her best self.” -Jim Williamson, Nia's father
"Almost everything I do now can be traced back to life lessons that began at FRA. One of the principles I preach on athletic fields and movie sets is everyone has the will to win, but the will to prepare is what counts. FRA prepares its students to win."
Four members of the Franklin Road Academy class of 2023 have been named Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This year's National Merit Semifinalists are Benjamin Bradshaw, Stephen Cartiglia, Langston Harold, and Ryan Holman.
Thirty-three teams enjoyed excellent weather, food, and a great game of golf at the annual FRA Golf Classic, held this past Monday, September 12, at the Governor's Club in Brentwood. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, BMW of Nashville, and all our sponsors for helping make this event possible.
With only one loss on the season to a talented Grace Christian team, the 5th/6th-grade volleyball team are 4-1 to start the season. They have had big wins against Harpeth Hall, Battle Ground Academy, Ensworth, and Christ Presbyterian Academy. Every win has come in two sets.
Franklin Road Academy is set to honor one distinguished alumni and six athletics hall of fame inductees. The ceremony will take place on September 23 at 11 a.m. in the Upper School gymnasium.
The upper school golf team is off to a great start with some great individual play and overall team wins. The first tournament was the Webb Invitational at River Bend Country Club (host site for District and Region Tournaments), where the team won the tournament overall. It was a great day for the panthers. Congratulations to these incredible golfers!
As we kick off the 2022-2023 school year, you may notice a few new smiling faces on campus. We are so pleased to welcome new friendly faces to our faculty and staff. Among our amazing new FRAmily members, we have teachers from across the country, new staff from the local Nashville community, and faculty from places in between. Each coming with different backgrounds and stories, we feel so blessed to have each of these talented and respected educators join our community!
FRA has taught me that everyone has a different story. I’ve been taught so many things academically throughout my time here, but most of what I’ve learned has gone far past the classroom. I’ve learned how to see how rich people’s personalities are, to never judge someone because of their appearance or disabilities, and how to be a better leader in our society. We have so much to learn from our Heart to Heart students and this school year, I feel honored to be doing just that.
On Wednesday, Franklin Road Academy had anamazing showing at the 2022 TSSAA DII Class A State Track and Field Championships. Congratulations to these amazing athletes and GO PANTHERS!
Over the last nine years, thanks to the generosity of Scott and Lindsey Byers, FRA has awarded the Billy Bryan scholarship in honor of a late friend and classmate, Billy Bryan. On Thursday, May 12, 2022, we named this year’s recipient of the award to a Tennessee State Decathlon Champion and an indoor state vault record holder. He is a talented, compassionate, and loving individual to everyone on our campus, who embodies all that Billy Bryan stood for. Congratulations to senior, Payton Culp on being the recipient of this prestigious scholarship award.