FRA Fast Facts

FRA is a coeducational independent school in Nashville offering pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students a challenging educational experience within an inclusive Christian community.


Students pre-kindergarten through grade 12


Student-teacher ratio


Students of color

$1.9 Million

Need-based aid awarded in 2022


  • Class of 2022 graduates (81) accepted to 180 different colleges
  • 70% of faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 85% of students take at least one AP or Honors course
  • 23 AP courses and 16 Honors courses offered in upper school
  • Average class size is 17.3
  • $1.9 million awarded in need-based aid in 2022
  • Academy-wide Interim program for international travel, job shadowing, and community involvement 
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Cognia

Spiritual & Service

  • Daily convocation in grades 5 - 12
  • Daily devotions & weekly chapel in pre-kindergarten - grade 4
  • Academy-wide Spiritual Emphasis Week
  • 2,800+ hours of community service contributed by the Class of 2020
  • Best Buddies International Chapter of the Year in 2016
  • Mission trips for grades 9 - 12
  • Turner Fellowship paid internship scholarship program for rising seniors to work with local non-profit organizations
  • 15 upper school students received Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2016

Athletics & Arts

  • 59 sports teams offered at varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
  • 26 alumni are currently playing collegiate sports
  • Collegiate-level fitness center and track and field facility, multi-purpose synthetic turf field, synthetic football field, natural grass soccer field, baseball and softball fields, and four gymnasiums
  • 700-seat theater with professional lighting and sound
  • More than 10% of the Class of 2022 will continue arts in college
  • 20+ arts shows throughout the year featuring vocal, theatre, instrumental, dance and visual arts

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