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

$2.1 Million

Need-based aid awarded in 2023


  • Over the past 5 years, FRA students have been admitted to nearly 400 unique colleges and institutions.
  • 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.
  • $2.1 million awarded in need-based aid in 2023.
  • 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 the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2016.

Athletics & Arts

  • 61 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, state-of-the-art golf simulators, indoor hitting facility, and four gymnasiums.
  • 700-seat theater with professional lighting and sound.
  • More than 10% of the Class of 2023 will continue arts in college.
  • 20+ arts shows throughout the year featuring vocal, theatre, instrumental, dance and visual arts.

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