The faculty and staff at FRA have the students best interests at heart. It is evident that they push themselves and each other to be the best educators they can be. It would be hard to find more dedicated, genuine people to have your child spend each and every day with- GO PANTHERS!
Take a look- you won't find students like this at just any school. FRA is special and it is a privilege to be a part of the community there!!! Copy and paste the link below to see for yourself:
Through their Christian influence, FRA teaches kids all about honesty, integrity, and fairness. One thing I love is that FRA balances competitive athletics with these values. Students play sports with integrity and fairness, and most importantly, they have a great time being part of a team. This combination instills crucial values in their students that they wouldn't learn from simply playing a sport.
I have been involved in the FRA community for four years, and I was immediately amazed by what the school is doing. The faculty welcomed me so kindly, and went well out of their way to help me. The values they are instilling in students are admirable, and they are so noticeable. Students are learning so much more than just academics at FRA. They are learning how to be thinkers, believers, friends, advocates, and active members of society.
I attended FRA for seven years, and I am proud to call myself an alumna. The arts department at FRA helped me discover my passion for design, and because of my educational experiences, I was able to attend one of the top design universities in the country. FRA will always be considered home, and the friendships I made there are lifelong ones, particularly my teammates from the '02 and '04 state championship soccer team!
FRA is a school of academically low expectations. The students are unmotivated when push comes to shove and rude to their teachers and classmates. They are pretty much given this right by the administration which allows them to get away with everything and be disrespectful to the faculty. Also, FRA's programs are just plain mediocre from the athletics to the arts. Their programs and academics do not compete with other academics in Nashville. The positive write ups below are misleading. I pulled my daughter from this school and sent her to Ensworth, where she is loving it now! She is no longer bullied by FRA students and administration. Think twice about selecting this school.
One thing I love about FRA is that it is truly an extension of our family. Our kids spend countless hours at school and I could not be happier with the adults that are there to shape and nurture them. The entire faculty and administration are hands on and genuinely interested in what the students are doing whether it be the robotics competition, debate team or a football game. Every student has a place at FRA and the opportunities to get involved and thrive are endless. It has a small school atmosphere with all the opportunities that a larger school has to offer. Most students are fully engaged in several aspects of the school and somehow they all support each other! Our experience has been tremendous and you really need to experience FRA to truly understand the feeling of family within the community.
Both of my kids attended and are now in college. We had a fantastic time. It was a perfect mix of academics and nurturing of children to become great adults. One played sports, one was more into arts and they both had an excellent experience in their extracurricular activities. We also liked the inclusive Christian environment. It was not "churchy" but the kids learned the value of involving Christ in their everyday life. Hope to send grandkids there someday!