Challenging Academics. Inclusive Christian Community.
Coeducational. Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Inspire. Encourage. Nurture.

At A Glance


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 with assistance from the Center for Philanthropic Studies
  • 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 Innovation Lab and DNA Lab
  • 66 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
  • Purdue
  • West Point
  • Tulane
  • Dartmouth
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A Year In: Parent Perspective

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


My FRA Experience

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.”


How FRA Influenced Our Move To Nashville

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."

Your Child. Our Mission.

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."

David Tucker - Faculty Member

“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.”

Why I Chose FRA

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

Rob Miller '82

"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."


Wrestlers Qualify for State Meet

Two Panther wrestlers qualified for the TSSAA DII State Championships in Chattanooga. Two more narrowly missed the opportunity in their high school debuts! Junior Thatcher Frankfather (182lb. class) and freshman Logan Maki (106lb. class) each finished 3rd at the TSSAA Regionals qualifying them for the State Championships.

Freshmen Bobby Council and Griffin Frankfather each placed 5th at the Region Championships just missing the 4th place qualifying standard.

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Isabelle Steinert '22 honored as a first-ever female Eagle Scout

Isabelle Steinert '22 was honored on Monday night as one of Middle Tennessee's first-ever female Eagle Scouts. The virtual ceremony was held at the Grand Ole Opry House and celebrated 21 female scouts. Larry Brown, the council's chief scout executive, commented, “This is a great day for the Middle Tennessee Council as we celebrate the accomplishments of these trailblazing Eagle Scouts. This class of Eagle Scouts represents 8% of our registered female Scouts–and this is only the Boy Scouts of America’s second year of offering the Scouts BSA program to young women.”

Congratulations Isabelle!

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Faculty Fellows Program is currently accepting applications

The Faculty Fellows Program is designed to bring dynamic early-career educators to FRA for one-year fellowships. Fellows are typically only one to two years removed from their undergraduate work. All fellows are paired with a master teacher with whom they collaborate throughout the year, adding another instructor to the classroom and another mentor for our students.

Applications are due Monday, February 8. Click here to learn more and to apply.

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Evening with the Arts

Franklin Road Academy Fine and Performing Arts proudly presents Evening with the Arts.

This year's production features the talents of Miles Adams, Hailey Blahauvietz, Olivia Cain, Thomas Daniels, Harper Hazlitt, Ella Kinder, Annabel Oliff, Natalie Richter, Taylor Robinson, Elena Shepherd, Taylor Smith, Paul Sposato, Sophie Vincent, and Khalia Sanders (featured visual artist).

We hope you enjoy the show!

Click to watch now

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Fourth Grade Winter Olympics

On Wednesday, our fourth grade students participated in the 8th annual Franklin Road Academy Winter Olympic Games. The students worked hard to prepare and were committed to competing in the true spirit of sportsmanship. In preparation for the Winter Olympics, the fourth grade students worked in teams and created three different countries. We hope you enjoy seeing all the photos from this fun-filled day!


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Mid-State/All-State Choir Honors

During a year in which our vocalists have demonstrated both grit and creativity, FRA had five upper school singers achieve top  honors in mid-state/all-state choir auditions. Each of these students submitted aural recordings for their respective auditions, and then a second video for the virtual choir projects that will showcase the finalists in concert. Those virtual concerts will be released in February for you to enjoy. Congratulations to these students on their outstanding work and accomplishments! 

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Christmas Band Concert 2020

This year's Christmas band concert features the seventh and eighth grade advanced band, upper school jazz ensemble, brass ensemble, saxophone quartet, flute and violin duo, rhythm section, and brass quintet. Students showcase their talents by performing holiday classics including "Deck the Halls," "Ode to Joy," "The First Noel," "Let it Snow," and many more. We would like to thank Bob Chandler and David Dawson for their work to create this special video presentation.

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Christmas Toy Drive

The Upper School Service Club, in partnership with the FRA Parent Association, is excited to announce the 2020 Christmas Toy Drive to benefit the Nashville community. In lieu of our fall Service Saturday, we will be asking all of our students to consider donating a toy to benefit GraceWorks Manger program. The drive will run from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11.

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Come See Santa

On Friday night, we had two very special visitors on our campus–Santa and Mrs. Claus! Families were able to drive around campus for a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt, all while enjoying cookie treats, light displays, and seeing Prince the Panther. Each child had the opportunity to visit Santa and drop off a Christmas wishlist. We hope you enjoy these beautiful Christmas photos with Santa.


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