The First Academy
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|The First Academy|
2667 Bruton Boulevard
Latitude and Longitude:
|Motto||A K4–12 Christ-centered, college-preparatory school|
|Principal||Shayne Grove, Jennifer Jackson|
|Head of school||Steve Whitaker|
|Grades||Preschool through Grade 12|
|Campus||162,000 sq. ft. and 20 acres|
|Color(s)||Royal blue and gold |
|Mascot||Rowdy the Royal|
The First Academy is an Orlando-based private, Christian school for students from preschool to 12th grade. It is an Apple Distinguished School and has been awarded Orlando's Best Private School by Orlando Magazine  and Southwest Orlando Bulletin  (seven years in a row).
As of 2018 there were 522 students, of which 402 (77%) were white, 40 (8%) black, 34 (7%) Hispanic, and 12 (2%) Asian. 34 students (7%) responded as two or more races. . The community was 41% white, 20% black, 31% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 2% two or more races. 
As a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association  (FHSAA), The First Academy Royals participate in over 22 interscholastic sports at the varsity, junior varsity and middle school levels.
In 2016, students at the school caused controversy by holding an " Instagram debate on the N-word"; some former students claimed to have experienced racism and homophobia while attending the institution. School officials denounced what had happened and implemented changes to improve race relations.   
The First Academy hosts a 16-team annual Christmas basketball tournament. 
- Adam Haseley, baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Fletcher Magee, basketball player for Wofford College, All-Time leader in 3 pointers made in NCAA
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- https://thefirstacademy.org/about/diversity/ TFA Diversity Statement
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