Inspire. Encourage. Nurture.


At A Glance

62

Acre campus for students pre-kindergarten - grade 12

12

Countries represented in our student body

15

Average class size allowing students to fully engage in the classroom

70%

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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  • St. Johns College.png
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Perspectives

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."


Announcements

Four FRA Student-Athletes Sign Collegiate Commitments

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, four of our student-athletes signed commitments to compete at the collegiate level following their time at FRA. 

FRA Athletics hosted a signing ceremony in our newly renovated Bradshaw Commons and welcomed members of our community to join. The celebration was filled with many supportive parents, coaches, and friends. Our coaches were able to brag on each athlete, as well as encourage them for the years of college athletics ahead. We’re so proud of each of these students for all their hard work, and for the commitment they’ve shown to each of their athletics. 

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Eleven FRA Students Earn Spots in MTVA Middle School Honor Choir

Congratulations to eleven of our middle school vocalists who earned spots in the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association’s 2021-22 Middle School Honor Choir! The auditions involved submitting an a cappella recording in a specified key, and for 7th & 8th graders, an additional Latin solo recording was required. Over 50 schools from the Middle Tennessee region entered vocalists during the audition process. Approximately 100 singers will perform with guest clinicians in both the 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th honor choir concerts in January.  

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FRA Inducts Four New Students Into The International Robotics Honor Society

On October 27, 2021 FRA inducted four new students to our chapter of the International Robotics Honor Society. 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 developed specifically to recognize individual students that meet specified criteria within scholarship, leadership, personal character, community service, and robotics.

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Congratulations to our National Junior Honor Society Inductees

The original chapter of the National Junior Honor Society was formed in 1929 as an outgrowth of the National Honor Society for high schools. Since then, the society has flourished and grown to over 5,000 chapters in all parts of the United States and in more than 75 countries overseas. At Franklin Road Academy, an 8th grader must have ended the second semester of 7th grade with no grade lower than 85 and a minimum overall average of 90. In addition to academic requirements, the student must possess outstanding scholarship, and must also meet high standards for leadership, character, citizenship, and service.

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Legacy Families Celebrate at the Annual Legacy Breakfast

Our annual Legacy Breakfast took place this week, October 6th 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 family. Legacy families are those alumni who have previously graduated from FRA and have current students on our campus. Events like the Legacy Breakfast allow our students and alumni the chance to feel celebrated, while celebrating their history and legacy at our school. Moments like these are impactful and exciting as our students share the ever-growing FRA experience with their parents. 

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Congratulations to Our New National Honor Society Inductees

The National Honor Society (NHS) was founded 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 charged with a responsibility to continue to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, character, and service. This year we inducted a talented group of 28 students. 

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New Faculty and Staff

As we kick off the 2021-2022 school year, you may notice a few new smiling faces on campus. We are so pleased to welcome 30 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!

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