Inspire. Encourage. Nurture.

FRA 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

  • 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
  • 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."


FRA Announces New Director of Studies

I am also excited to announce the promotion of Meaghan Williams to the director of studies and senior leadership team. Meaghan joined FRA in 2019 as an upper school chemistry teacher and she is currently the science department chair for grades 5-12, the leader of the Culture of Thinking Committee, a member of the Head’s Advisory Council, and a member of the Accreditation Committee.

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Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Grass ‘04

After attending FRA for thirteen years and still being involved in the life of the school today as a coach, I see that FRA has remained dedicated to developing kids as a whole, not only athletically or academically but spiritually as well. There is a focus on developing well-rounded people and helping kids grow in all aspects of who they are. FRA's emphasis on faith is as strong as ever and has been the foundation of their work. I owe so much of who I am today to the principles instilled in me throughout my time at FRA.

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FRA Welcomes New Assistant Head of School for Academics and Student Affairs

Franklin Road Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eric Johnson as the newest member of Franklin Road Academy's senior leadership team and our new assistant head of school for academic and student affairs. Eric is currently serving in his sixth year as the head of upper school and the director of K-12 strategic initiatives at Community School of Naples in Florida.

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Student Spotlight: Ty Clark III '24

I can't imagine being at any other school besides FRA. I have experienced a genuine community of friends, athletes, teachers, and mentors throughout my time here. Since beginning here my freshman year, I have grown in ways I wouldn't have imagined for myself. Coming into the school, I only knew a few people, but now I have friendships and a family I feel like I've known forever.

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Middle School Basketball Teams Wrap-up Awesome Seasons

Our middle school basketball teams crushed it this winter season. It started with the girl's HVAC Jr. basketball tournament. Our 5th/6th girl's basketball team made a huge run in the tournament. In the first round, they won by one point against Grace Christian. They were able to make a free throw to tie it and then made the second foul shot to win the game. In the final round, they played Battle Ground Academy and defeated them 17-15 for the HVAC Jr. Division A Championships!

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Middle and Upper School Swim Teams Finish Season Strong

This season has been an excellent year for our swim programs at all levels. At the high school MTHSSA meet at Centennial, we had six athletes qualify: Max Boylan, Damon Petty, Maston Ballew, Emma Emhrein, Olivia Lown, and Amory Taylor. We also had Amelia Dawkins qualify as a diver. Maston Ballew got 1st in the 100 butterfly and 2nd in the 200 IM. Max Boylan notched 5th in the 100 breaststroke, which qualified him for the NCSA Junior Nationals. Damon Petty was able to qualify for the 50 freestyle. Olivia Lown earned 2nd in her heat. Olivia was also nominated as our first-ever Panther of the Month because of her leadership and growth on the swim team this year.

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