Congratulations to Alexander Gales, Josh Holtschlag, and Samantha Shafer, who signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level on Wednesday. Gales will pole vault at High Point University; Holtschlag has signed to play golf at Bucknell University; and Shafer will continue her volleyball career at the University of North Alabama.
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
- 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
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."
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.
Junior Andrew Cox ran away with the TSSAA Division II-A Cross Country State Championship on Saturday. Cox won the title with a lifetime best time of 16:24 as he ran away from the field, and Ethan Rhoden medaled with a 12th place finish, leading the Panthers to a fifth place overall team finish.
The historic FRA varsity golf season came to a dramatic end on Tuesday as the girls team repeated as TSSAA Division II-A State Champions and the boys team finished third in the state.
Senior Angelina Chan won her second individual state title, and sophomore Tzunami Polito finished as state runner up for the second time. Senior Josh Holtschlag finished his incredible season as state runner up on the boys side as he led the young Panther squad to its top-three finish.
Chan and Holstchlag are two of the most decorated golfers in FRA history.
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The Panthers put on a show at the TSSAA Track and Field State Championships, which were held in Murfreesboro. Alexander Gales, Campbell Carroll, and Eric Stoxstill-Diggs were recently crowned state champions in their individual events, 19 members of the team medaled, and the boys team was the state runner up.
In its inaugural season, the FRA girls lacrosse team captured its first win in program history with a 12-7 victory over Harpeth High School on Tuesday. Coach Callahan Kent said about the win, "On defense, the girls stayed in man-to-man, won the majority of the ground balls, and improved on the communication as the game went on, and on offense, they passed with precision and power around the 8 meter. They worked so hard, and I am so proud of everything they have accomplished so far this season."
The varsity girls basketball team finished its season as TSSAA Division II Class A State Runner Up and a 27-5 overall record after falling to the Webb School of Knoxville 55-42 in Saturday's championship game.
The varsity girls basketball team will play in the TSSAA Division II Class A State Championship after defeating University School of Jackson 53-48 on Thursday. The Panthers were led by eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge, who had 16 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Freshman Iris Heldman added 14 points, including four three-pointers.
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.
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.