The National Honor Society (NHS) was founded in 1921 to recognize students who embody the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Every year, FRA invites sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the academic and service requirements to apply. Following the application and review process, students are selected for membership. New members are responsible for continuing to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, character, and service. This year, we inducted a talented group of 33 students.
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."
Franklin Road Academy is proud to announce the exceptional academic achievements of five outstanding students who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Among them, Bailey Bonde has been named a semi-finalist. Caleb Deering, Kathleen Pritchartt, Taylor Robinson, and Leland Solesby have been recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars.
Our annual Legacy Breakfast occurred last Wednesday, September 20, in the Weicker Center for Student Life. During the breakfast, our community had the chance to catch up with old peers, celebrate with current classmates, and spend time with their families. Legacy families are those alumni who have previously graduated from FRA and are current students on our campus.
Last week was jam-packed full of action in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below!
Thirty-four teams enjoyed excellent weather, food, and a great game of golf at the annual FRA Golf Classic, held last Monday, September 11, at the Governors Club in Brentwood. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, BMW of Nashville, and all our sponsors for helping make this event possible.
Last week was a busy week in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below!
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials named Bailey Bonde a National Merit Semifinalist in the 69th year of the scholarship program. In October, over 1.3 million juniors entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT. The pool of Semifinalists represents the top 1% of high-scoring U.S. high school seniors. Bonde will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be awarded in the spring and advance to attain Finalist standing.
Franklin Road Academy is set to honor six Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremony will take place on September 22 at 11 a.m. in the Upper School gymnasium.
Last week was full of exciting action in Panther athletics. Check out the highlights and scores below!
Franklin Road Academy is set to honor Martha Johnson Heston '97 as a distinguished alumni. The ceremony will occur on September 22 at 11 a.m. in the Upper School gymnasium.