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
  • 60% 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 in grades 5 - 12
  • 700-seat theater with professional lighting and sound
  • 57 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
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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."


Girls Lacrosse Team Nets First Win in Program History

In its inaugural season, the FRA girls lacrosse team captured its first win in program history with a 12-7 victory over Harpeth High School on Tuesday. Coach Callahan Kent said about the win, "On defense, the girls stayed in man-to-man, won the majority of the ground balls, and improved on the communication as the game went on, and on offense, they passed with precision and power around the 8 meter. They worked so hard, and I am so proud of everything they have accomplished so far this season."

Overall, there were seven different scorers for the Panthers - Angelina Kaufman, Alexandra Halas, Ana Salvagno, Julia Fortune, Ansley Cummiskey, Brianna Janbakhsh, and Caroline Matthews.

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Middle School Students Pledge to be Kind

This year, our Best Buddies club has challenged our middle school students to take a pledge to be intentional in speaking kindly toward one another and to raise awareness of the damage caused by using the R-word. "We wanted to extend this pledge to include all negative language so we encouraged students to take our pledge to be kind and choose positive language to create an inclusive Christian community," said Natalie Scruggs, middle school Heart to Heart teacher.

Students were also able to sign a banner, pledging to show respect to everyone.

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FRA Destination Imagination Team Advances to State Tournament

Last weekend, some of our lower school students participated in the Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination, an organization that develops project-based learning programs that blend STEM education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. The Spinning Torpedoes, consisting of second graders Jeremiah Spaeth, Cole Thornton, Wyatt Peterson, and Locke Teague, won both its central challenge as well as the instant challenge in its room and will represent FRA in the state tournament next month.

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Varsity Girls Win Region Championship

The varsity girls basketball team defeated CPA 41-26 to win the TSSAA Division II Class A Middle Region Championship. The Panthers were led by sophomore Zharia Hutchinson, who had 17 points. Eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge added nine in the victory. 

Hutchinson, Cambridge, and senior Jesse Heldman were named to the All-Region Team, with Hutchinson being named MVP. 

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Wrestlers Finish Strong in State Tournament

Congratulations to the Tymon Mitchell, Drew White, and Ethan Rhoden for a strong showing in the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Mitchell finished third in the 285-pound division; White finished sixth in the 145-pound weight class; and Rhoden finished sixth in the 106-pound division.