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
  • 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
  • Purdue
  • West Point
  • Tulane
  • Dartmouth
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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."


Varsity Golf Teams Capture District Championships

The FRA varsity golfers started the postseason with a bang as both the girls and boys captured the TSSAA Division II District Championships at Riverbend Country Club in Shelbyville on Tuesday.

The girls have won all four district tournament titles since the TSSAA Division II realignment in 2015. This year they were led by junior Tzunami Polito who beat teammate Emily Wilson by one shot with a five foot putt on the last hole.  Polito shot 75 to Wilson’s 76, and the 151 total was good for a 41-shot victory over CPA. 

The boys captured their first district title with a narrow four shot victory over BGA. The defending region champs were led by juniors Aidan Call and Timothy Pinkston, who both medaled with scores of 74. Alex Mick added a 76, and Aaron Schierbaum rounded out the scoring with an 84. 

Both teams will be back in action next Monday at Riverbend as they look to continue their quests to a State Championship.

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Serving others through Bethlehem Centers

At FRA, we believe service has an incredible power to transform lives - both those whom we serve as well as our own - and service life is woven into all parts of our school.

Students have the opportunity to serve others locally within our community and the greater Nashville area and globally through mission trips, and we hope these experiences will develop skills, leadership qualities, and passion for others that will last long after graduation.

Because of this, FRA has partnered with Bethlehem Centers of Nashville at Bethlehem Garden for the last three years. This part of Nashville has a rich history. It is also classified as a food desert. Produce from the garden is shared with Learning Academy Day Care Center, Meals on Wheels, and Bethlehem Center community members.

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Varsity Girls Golf Team Repeats as Father Ryan Invitational Champions; Boys Finish Sixth

The varsity girls golf team continued its dominance of the Father Ryan Invitational by winning its third championship in four years on Thursday. Junior Tzunami Polito carded a 75 to win the individual title, and sophomore Emily Wilson scored a season best 79 to finish sixth. The ladies beat a field of the best teams in Division II, a pool that included Baylor School, Ensworth School, Brentwood Academy, Father Ryan High School, and Christ Presbyterian. This was the Panthers' first title of the year and second individual title of Polito's career. 

The boys had another strong showing after their Patriot Classic Championship outing by placing sixth with a score of 317.

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Varsity Boys Golf Team Wins Patriot Classic; Girls Finish Third

The varsity boys golf team shot a season best 316, topping Division I-AAA powerhouse Dickson County by a single stroke to win the 2019 Patriot Classic. The Panthers were led by junior Aidan Call, who finished third overall with a score of 73. In his first appearance of the season, junior Paul Sposato carded a score of 86, proving to be a difference maker in the Panther win. Timothy Pinkston and Alex Mick also had great showings, shooting 78 and 79, respectively. 

On the girls' side, the Panthers finished third in their defense of the 2018 title. Junior Tzunami Polito came in fifth place individually with a score of 80, and sophomore Emily Wilson shot an 87 for FRA. 

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A Summer at Harvard

This summer, seniors Summer Vo and Campbell Jeffrey and juniors Caleb Huddleston and Olivia Maki got the opportunity to spend a week in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sitting in on classes taught by current Harvard students and professors at The Academies at Harvard.

Summer attended the pre-med academy, Campbell learned about coding, and Caleb and Olivia were both in the politics cohort. Their groups worked on projects that included topics of mental health, minimum wage, and disease case studies.

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Franklin Road Academy Opens Weicker Center for Student Life, Named in Honor of Beloved Teacher and Coach George Weicker

On Sunday, Franklin Road Academy unveiled its new 38,400-square-foot student life center with a naming dedication ceremony. The Weicker Center for Student Life, named by FRA’s capital campaign lead donor, The Cal Turner Family Foundation, for beloved teacher and coach George Weicker, features a dining hall, spirit store and coffee shop, collegiate-style formal and informal academic spaces, innovative classrooms, school-wide offices for the director of diversity, inclusion, and community, spiritual life, and the Center for Philanthropic Studies.

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