Diversity & Community

We intentionally build and nurture a diverse educational community whose members learn and live alongside one another with mutual respect, displaying intellectual curiosity about differences, and demonstrating Christ’s message of love and inclusion.

Franklin Road Academy’s mission, “to provide a challenging educational experience in an inclusive Christian community with an unwavering commitment to develop leaders of integrity and purpose,” informs all of our decisions school-wide. Creating, upholding, and nourishing a diverse and inclusive community is integral to fulfilling each tenet of FRA’s mission.

FRA is dedicated to creating an enriching educational experience for our students. We value the substantial impact that diversity provides for our community. When we learn from others with varied and contrasting points of view, we expand our horizons and advance our strength. As an inclusive Christian community, we believe diversity is best defined according to the heart and message of the gospel and we seek to demonstrate Christ’s message of love and inclusion.

Finally, FRA commits itself to develop leaders of integrity and purpose. In the spirit of unity, we instill in our students the value of compassionate collaboration and reciprocal relationships through learning experiences both locally and beyond. We cultivate an environment where all staff, students, and families join together in community, exemplifying the value we place on diversity and inclusion at FRA. We recognize that appreciating and embracing our differences and our connectedness to one another enhances our potential for experiencing and sharing Christ’s love.


Dr. Aaron Howard‚ÄčDirector of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion

Dr. Howard joined FRA in July 2019. He holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Counseling from San Diego State University, and a B.A.in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has recently completed a certification in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. He loves leading worship music and spending time with his family. 


“….be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:2-6