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At A Glance

57

Acre campus for students pre-kindergarten - grade 12

12

Countries represented in our student body

15

Average class size allowing students to fully engage in the classroom

70%

Faculty members holding advanced degrees

  • 7:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Science, technology, engineering, and math program beginning in kindergarten
  • 70% 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 and bi-weekly chapel in grades 5 - 12
  • 700-seat theater with professional lighting and sound
  • 2,000-square-foot Innovation Lab and DNA Lab
  • 57 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
  • Purdue
  • West Point
  • Tulane
  • Dartmouth
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Perspectives

A Year In: Parent Perspective

The Brim family chose FRA for their rising freshman last year. Now that they are a year (and a couple of months) in, they describe their experience in the admission process and their thoughts on the decision they made. Click here to hear their story

 

My FRA Experience

Chloe – A New Student Perspective

" I don’t feel like a number here at FRA. I have a name, and people use it. FRA loves you for who you are, and they want you to embrace you. They support you and are willing to give you the resources to help you succeed and excel.”

 

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 Golf Teams Capture District Championships

The FRA varsity golfers started the postseason with a bang as both the girls and boys captured the TSSAA Division II District Championships at Riverbend Country Club in Shelbyville on Tuesday.

The girls have won all four district tournament titles since the TSSAA Division II realignment in 2015. This year they were led by junior Tzunami Polito who beat teammate Emily Wilson by one shot with a five foot putt on the last hole.  Polito shot 75 to Wilson’s 76, and the 151 total was good for a 41-shot victory over CPA. 

The boys captured their first district title with a narrow four shot victory over BGA. The defending region champs were led by juniors Aidan Call and Timothy Pinkston, who both medaled with scores of 74. Alex Mick added a 76, and Aaron Schierbaum rounded out the scoring with an 84. 

Both teams will be back in action next Monday at Riverbend as they look to continue their quests to a State Championship.

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Varsity Girls Golf Team Repeats as Father Ryan Invitational Champions; Boys Finish Sixth

The varsity girls golf team continued its dominance of the Father Ryan Invitational by winning its third championship in four years on Thursday. Junior Tzunami Polito carded a 75 to win the individual title, and sophomore Emily Wilson scored a season best 79 to finish sixth. The ladies beat a field of the best teams in Division II, a pool that included Baylor School, Ensworth School, Brentwood Academy, Father Ryan High School, and Christ Presbyterian. This was the Panthers' first title of the year and second individual title of Polito's career. 

The boys had another strong showing after their Patriot Classic Championship outing by placing sixth with a score of 317.

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Varsity Boys Golf Team Wins Patriot Classic; Girls Finish Third

The varsity boys golf team shot a season best 316, topping Division I-AAA powerhouse Dickson County by a single stroke to win the 2019 Patriot Classic. The Panthers were led by junior Aidan Call, who finished third overall with a score of 73. In his first appearance of the season, junior Paul Sposato carded a score of 86, proving to be a difference maker in the Panther win. Timothy Pinkston and Alex Mick also had great showings, shooting 78 and 79, respectively. 

On the girls' side, the Panthers finished third in their defense of the 2018 title. Junior Tzunami Polito came in fifth place individually with a score of 80, and sophomore Emily Wilson shot an 87 for FRA. 

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FRA Alumnus Kenny Cooper's Game Winner Sends Lipscomb University to NIT Semifinals

In one of the more memorable games of the NCAA basketball season, FRA alumnus Kenny Cooper '16 hit two of the biggest shots of his career to lift his fifth-seeded Lipscomb University Bisons over second-seeded NC State 94-93 to advance to the NIT semifinals. Cooper, who finished with 10 points, seven assists, and four rebounds, scored the Bisons' final five points, including the game-winning floater with 1.7 seconds left in the game. The Bisons will now head to New York to compete against sixth-seeded Wichita State on Tuesday.

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Varsity Girls Basketball Team Defeats Division Foes PCA, CPA, and Zion Christian in Five-Day Stretch

The varsity girls basketball team has had an outstanding five-day stretch, which includes impressive wins over division foes Zion Christian Academy, Christ Presbyterian Academy, and Providence Christian Academy. The Panthers have used outstanding defense and a balanced offensive attack to win six straight games as they head into the final two weeks of the regular season. 

 

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Varsity Wrestling Team Sweeps Ensworth and DCA

Fresh off the holiday break and a very solid showing at the prestigious Father Ryan Invitational, the FRA varsity wrestling squad returned home to the friendly confines for the FRA Panther Gymnasium this week to host a three way match versus Division II foes Ensworth and Donelson Christian Academy (DCA). The Panthers swept the meet by defeating Donelson Christian Academy 54-12 and Ensworth by a score of 51-18! 

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FRA Stuns Notre Dame to Advance to the TSSAA Division II-AA State Semifinals

Dramatic. Unbelievable. Resilient. Heroic.

When the Panther football players strapped on their gear Friday night, they knew what was ahead of them – a battle, against the tough number one seed from the east Notre Dame team (10-1), away from home, for the opportunity to advance to the TSSAA Division II-A State Semifinals for the first time since 2001.  They couldn’t have imagined, though, the way it would all play out. A slow start. An uphill climb. A comeback win. It was all of those things as the Panthers defeated the Fighting Irish 34-33 in a game that won’t soon be forgotten.

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