Seniors Khalia Sanders, Jessie Huddleston, and Emily Gardner earned All-District honors, and both Gardner and Huddleston were named All-Region. Jesse Huddleston and Emily Gardner earned district awards for their play this season. The team will lose five impressive seniors so will look to build and grow in the off-season. Huge congratulations to this group of seniors and all that they have accomplished over these four years. Proud of the growth and leadership they showed both on the court and off.
Acre campus for students pre-kindergarten - grade 12
Countries represented in our student body
Average class size allowing students to fully engage in the classroom
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
- 66 athletic teams offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels
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
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.”
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."
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."
“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.”
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
"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."
Congratulations to seniors Sean Casey and Sam Taylor, who committed to play football at the collegiate level at a special signing ceremony on Wednesday.
Casey will play football at the University of Rochester in New York, and Taylor will play football at Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
The FRA Panthers rolled to a 48-12 victory over the Northpoint Trojans in the opening round of the TSSAA DII Class AA State Playoffs.
The Panther Varsity Football team finished the regular season as regional runner up and heads into the state playoffs as the No. 2 seed.
Congratulations to our Panther golf teams on an incredible season. The girls team won its third consecutive TSSAA Division II State Championship, with junior Tzunami Polito winning her first individual state title, and sophomore Emily Wilson finishing with her first state runner-up finish.
The boys completed an unbelievable second-day comeback to take the third overall finish. The Panthers were led by Aidan Call and Alex Mick.
The FRA varsity golf teams moved one step closer in their quest for a state title on Monday. The girls won their eighth straight TSSAA Division II Region Championship, led by junior Tzunami Polito, who won her first individual Region title to go along with her District championship last week. Sophomore Emily Wilson finished strong after a tough start to capture third place.
The boys team, also coming off a District championship, finished second behind the steady play of junior Aidan Call, who finished third individually, and junior Alex Mick, who placed sixth individually. The Panthers sealed their return trip to the state championship on the strength of a late-round birdie by Aaron Schierbaum and great play by sophomore George Felker.
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.
Congratulations to seniors J Ross, Tashinga Vhumisai, and Brogan Wilson, who signed their letters of intent to play college athletics on Thursday. Ross will continue his baseball career at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky; Vhumisai has signed to soccer at Sewanee: The University of the South; and Wilson will be playing football at Austin Peay University in Clarksville.
Congratulations to seniors Angelina Chan and Jake Templin who have signed their letters of intent to play golf and baseball, respectively, at the collegiate level. Chan will continue her golf career at the United States Naval Academy, and Templin will play baseball for DePauw University.
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.