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At A Glance

57

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

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

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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Varsity Girls Golf Wins Second Consecutive State Title; Boys Finish Third as Historic Season Concludes

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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Gales, Carroll, and Stoxstill-Diggs Claim Championships, Panthers Excel in Track and Field State Championships

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.

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Girls Lacrosse Team Nets First Win in Program History

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."

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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.