The Franklin Road Academy Fine and Perform Arts students take the stage this week in CATS with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by T.S. Eliot. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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
- 57 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."
FRA students, faculty, and staff gathered Monday to honor veterans who have served our country, including nine alumni currently on active duty.
The FRA Panthers rolled to a 48-12 victory over the Northpoint Trojans in the opening round of the TSSAA DII Class AA State Playoffs.
The Panther Varsity Football team finished the regular season as regional runner up and heads into the state playoffs as the No. 2 seed.
Three students from Guatemala are studying at FRA for the next seven weeks thanks to a partnership with Faces & Our Cultures.
Each year Guatemalan students travel to Nashville to live with an FRA host family and study here during their summer vacation. While they are at FRA, the students -- Raúl, Cristy, and Nico -- will learn about American customs and practice their English.
As we continue to plan for future jobs unknown to us now, building students with meaningful interpretation and problem-solving skills is essential to our youth and their future. Students need to be given opportunities to have positive discourse, while also being taught the appropriate ways to behave when they get an answer wrong or aren’t sure of an answer. The Lower School is doing this is through small, meaningful conversations in math that promote critical thinking, encourage students to provide evidence to support their understanding, and require students to listen to one another’s understanding of a problem presented.
Franklin Road Academy inducted 24 students into the National Junior Honor Society Oct. 23 recognizing their excellence in knowledge, scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship, and service.
We are blessed to have students with Down syndrome as a part of our FRA community.
The Heart to Heart program provides a challenging educational experience for students with Down syndrome in an inclusive, integrated Christian community, with an unwavering commitment to developing the full academic and social potential of each student.
The FRA Boys Cross Country team is headed to the TSSAA State Championship after finishing as Regional Runnerup during the final meet of the regular season.
The FRA community will gather for Service Saturday, November 23 from 9-11 a.m., in an effort to pack 25,000 meals in 2 hours.