Inspire. Encourage. Nurture.


At A Glance

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Acre campus for students pre-kindergarten - grade 12

15

Countries represented in our student body

15

Average class size allowing students to fully engage in the classroom

60%

Faculty members holding advanced degrees

  • 7:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Science, technology, engineering, and math program beginning in kindergarten
  • 60% of faculty members hold advanced degrees
  • Service learning woven throughout pre-kindergarten - grade 12 with assistance from the Center for Philanthropic Studies
  • Daily devotionals and weekly chapel in kindergarten - grade 4. Daily convocation in grades 5 - 12
  • 700-seat theater with professional lighting and sound
  • 57 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
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Perspectives

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."


Announcements

Varsity Girls Win Region Championship

The varsity girls basketball team defeated CPA 41-26 to win the TSSAA Division II Class A Middle Region Championship. The Panthers were led by sophomore Zharia Hutchinson, who had 17 points. Eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge added nine in the victory. 

Hutchinson, Cambridge, and senior Jesse Heldman were named to the All-Region Team, with Hutchinson being named MVP. 

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Wrestlers Finish Strong in State Tournament

Congratulations to the Tymon Mitchell, Drew White, and Ethan Rhoden for a strong showing in the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Mitchell finished third in the 285-pound division; White finished sixth in the 145-pound weight class; and Rhoden finished sixth in the 106-pound division. 

Seventh Grader Savannah O'Donoghue Wins FRA Geography Bee; Moves to State Competition

Congratulations to seventh grader Savannah O'Donoghue, who won the FRA competition of the National Geographic be on January 25 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.  

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FRA Community Comes Together on Service Saturday to Raise Awareness for Local and Global Hunger

On Saturday, November 18, more than 100 members of the FRA community came together to pack meals, create and glaze bowls, and make soups and bread as part of its bi-annual Service Saturday event, which is an initiative of the Center of Philanthropic Studies. This fall, the event focused on bringing awareness to local and global hunger issues, and, in total, 72 pounds of soup and bread mix were made and delivered to Nashville Food Project, and 1,080 meals were packed for Rise Against Hunger. 

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Thatcher Frankfather Wins HVAC Wrestling Tournament; Parrott, Goodson, and Maki Place Fourth

The middle school wrestling team had a strong showing in the recent HVAC tournament. 

Thatcher Frankfather, an FRA eighth grader, finished his undefeated wrestling season with the HVAC wrestling championship. In the 122-pound weight class, Frankfather pinned all of his opponents within the first period of every match, and he was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament by the coaches. 

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