The Scarlett Family

When reflecting on our time as an FRA family, we immediately think about the love, fun, and success we’ve experienced as a part of this community. FRA’s mission, culture, and long-term goals fit perfectly with our own beliefs and visions. Franklin Road Academy has truly succeeded at developing well-balanced and grounded young men and women, and we’ve seen the impact first hand as a current legacy family.

We always dreamed of sending our children to FRA, and the first time we visited, we were immediately welcomed with an amazing energy from everyone on campus. We could see how much the teachers loved their students and how they were determined to help them succeed. FRA is a challenging, yet nurturing environment that encourages our children to be confident, ask questions, take risks, try new things, and even to fail, but to keep moving forward and never give up.

Over the last several years, it has been exciting to see FRA grow as a community and as a campus. It has been incredible to see the transformation from where FRA was in the 1980s to where the school is today—with innovation labs in every division, DNA and STEM labs, robotics teams, and the new Weicker Center for Student Life and athletic center.

Over the course of our time as current parents, we’ve seen many ideas turn into realities. Since the time Andrew graduated over 20 years ago, to where FRA is today, makes us even more excited to see what the next 20 years will bring for this community.

With students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 all on one campus, our kids have the opportunity to interact and grow alongside the students they look up to the most. We love seeing the joy in our children's eyes when an upper school student swings open their car door for morning drop-off, greets them with a hug, and walks them to class. Our children feel so important being greeted by their role model.

The FRAmily culture and unique mission to provide challenging academics in an inclusive Christian community set FRA apart from every other school in the area. We feel blessed to be a part of a community that is dedicated to delivering on its mission every day—from the actions of the leadership team to the care and love demonstrated by each and every classroom teacher.

FRA continues to do so much for our family, and we are grateful for the opportunity to invest in the future of this school community. There is no investment in the world that can match seeing the impact on our students' lives when they have the chance to code, build robots, train in a state-of-the-art fitness facility, or pray and learn more about God. These experiences and moments are why we give in support of the mission of FRA and why we are so proud to be members of this community. 

Andrew graduated from FRA in 1997 and is the incoming chair for the Board of Trustees. Jenny is involved with the Franklin Road Academy Parent Association and has served as the chair for the School's largest fundraiser, Stars and Guitars. Their three children, Andrew, Alison, and Brady, are current students in the lower school.