Franklin Road Academy is thrilled to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art upper school building and the development of a central campus green. Spearheaded by FRA’s Board of Trustees alongside Head of School, Sean Casey, these transformative projects mark a significant milestone in FRA’s 2020-25 strategic vision.
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."
On Saturday, February 24, BMW of Nashville presented Franklin Road Academy’s Stars and Guitars 2024: A Night in the French Quarter at the JW Marriott in Downtown Nashville. The night featured a Silent and Live auction, Raise the Paddle, and live entertainment.
Katherine Akers ‘10 and Kaissling Akers Anderson ‘11 are now second-generation owners of City Wide Solutions who are managing day-to-day operations.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Jerry Williams, a beloved member of the Franklin Road Academy community.
Congratulations to these three upper school basketball players for being named to the All-District Division II, Class A, and District 3 teams:
Last Friday night at the TISCA Swimming and Diving Championships, junior swimmer Maston Ballew clinched the top spot in the 200 IM, securing the state title.
The 5th/6th-grade girls' basketball team secured a resounding victory, triumphing over USN with a final score of 38-13. This outstanding win enabled them to clinch the HVAC Jr. Division A Championship, marking a triumphant ending to their season. Congratulations to all the players and coaches for this achievement and their hard work and commitment.
Senior Abby Ditto was honored at Cheekwood on Saturday, Feb. 3, for winning a Silver Key Award for her Senior Art Portfolio, “Water,” in the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards ceremony. Her work will be displayed digitally at the Cheekwood exhibit until Mar. 10.
The 5th/6th boys basketball defeated Pope Prep 34-22 to win the HVAC Jr. Division A Championship.
On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, two senior student-athletes signed commitments to compete at the collegiate level following their time at FRA.