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

Inspire. Encourage. Nurture.


At A Glance

62

Acre campus for students pre-kindergarten - grade 12

12

Countries represented in our student body

14

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
  • 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
  • 66 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
  • Purdue
  • West Point
  • Tulane
  • Dartmouth
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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

2022 FRA Golf Classic Recap

Thirty-three teams enjoyed excellent weather, food, and a great game of golf at the annual FRA Golf Classic, held this past Monday, September 12, at the Governor's Club in Brentwood. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, BMW of Nashville, and all our sponsors for helping make this event possible. 

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Welcome to Our New 2022-2023 Faculty and Staff

As we kick off the 2022-2023 school year, you may notice a few new smiling faces on campus. We are so pleased to welcome 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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Student Spotlight: Thatcher Frankfather

FRA has taught me that everyone has a different story. I’ve been taught so many things academically throughout my time here, but most of what I’ve learned has gone far past the classroom. I’ve learned how to see how rich people’s personalities are, to never judge someone because of their appearance or disabilities, and how to be a better leader in our society. We have so much to learn from our Heart to Heart students and this school year, I feel honored to be doing just that. 

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Congratulations to Billy Bryan Scholarship Award Recipient, Payton Culp!

Over the last nine years, thanks to the generosity of Scott and Lindsey Byers, FRA has awarded the Billy Bryan scholarship in honor of a late friend and classmate, Billy Bryan. On Thursday, May 12, 2022, we named this year’s recipient of the award to a Tennessee State Decathlon Champion and an indoor state vault record holder. He is a talented, compassionate, and loving individual to everyone on our campus, who embodies all that Billy Bryan stood for. Congratulations to senior, Payton Culp on being the recipient of this prestigious scholarship award.

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