Winter sports have started, and there has been a lot of action in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below.
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
- 8:1 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
- 59 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."
Senior running back Ty Clark III was named a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalist for Division II, Class AA on Tuesday, November 21. The three finalists for each classification will be invited to attend the awards luncheon at Nissan Stadium on Tuesday, December 5, where the winner of each award will be announced.
A lot of action occurred at FRA this past week in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below.
FRA students, faculty, and staff gathered Friday, November 10, in the Scarlett Family Chapel to honor veterans serving our country, Dr. Fred Frawley, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Ret.), and 10 alumni on active duty.
Our upper school students bring James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical "Into the Woods" to life on stage.
This past weekend, current Heart to Heart instructor Stephanie DeSantis and lower school student Maverick Mingus became the 2023 Best Buddies Champions of the Year for Tennessee.
Between cross-country state championships and playoff football, it was an action-packed week in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below.
Congratulations to alumna Maiya Zepeda ’23, who received the 2023 GritGrant Award, commending her vital attributes of grit, perseverance, focus, and agility among students worldwide.
Last week was a busy week in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below.
On October 25, 2023, FRA inducted four new students to our International Robotics Honor Society chapter. The International Robotics Honor Society was created in 2018 to honor the 10th anniversary of the inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship Tournament. FRA’s IRHS chapter was the first in the state of Tennessee. The International Robotics Honor Society has been explicitly developed to recognize individual students who meet specified criteria within scholarship, leadership, personal character, community service, and robotics.