Tilden Campus Construction Updates


On October 8th The Kelly Family Athletic Annex and the Lumpkins Family Strength and Conditioning Center officially opened. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted by President Dave Buckles. Winter Garden First Baptist Lead Pastor Tim Grosshans opened the ceremony with prayer. Foundation Academy was proud to have Winter Garden’s Mayor John Rees in attendance for the special event. Members of each family were able to deliver some remarks regarding the opening, highlighted by Graham Lumpkins, the grandson of Chip and Luanne Lumpkins. The Lumpkins and the Kelly families cut the ribbon to the exterior doors with a small social where friends and family got to celebrate this special day.

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to the years of development the center will provide to all FA athletes! On Foundation!


Thursday, September 23, Pastor Grosshans joined President Dave Buckles, the Foundation Academy administration, and some of our parents to write scripture on the walls of the new classroom expansion. The new expansion will have specialized educational space that includes a new art room, science labs, and a band room.


Enjoy this classroom expansion video update from President Buckles!


The Gym Floor is looking better than ever with its new lion branding!


Through the adversity of some inclement weather, FA is still moving forward!

Leiferman Gymnasium: The Leiferman Gymnasium is currently getting resurfaced and rebranded for a fresh new look and will be ready soon for our teams to be back on for training and competition.

Gym Expansion: The gymnasium expansion has had flooring installed and is preparing to add Foundation Academy’s Lion branding elements and new equipment. The heart of a lion is beating louder than ever before!

Parking: The parking lot is looking sharp with the addition of striping! Our summer staff and administration began using it this week. 

Classroom Expansion: The addition to the Campus Life Center of 8 new specialized classrooms is taking shape. Here you can see some of the doorways that our students will be walking through real soon to build a foundation for life!

Gym Floor Resurfacing
Gym Expansion Flooring
Lines Getting Painted in the New Parking Lot
View of the Classroom Expansion Hallway from the Second Story Window


The construction crews have been working diligently this week adding several new updates that we are excited to share! In just a few days, the appearance of the campus has changed so much.

The curbs are being added to the expansive new parking lot which means it’s one day closer to being completed.

The beginnings of a road behind the gym expansion are in its early stages of production. You can get a sneak peek of this project through the windows inside the new gym expansion or from where it will connect to the new parking lot.

Overlooking the classroom expansion behind the Campus Life Center, the walls have started to rise! It’s incredibly exciting to witness the walls being constructed because of how quickly a dirt lot can transform into a magnificent and functioning building.

Curbs Being Added in the New Parking Lot
View of the New Road From Inside the Gym Expansion
An Overhead View of the Walls for the Classroom Addition


June Construction Update
Big things are happening at the Tilden Campus and we are so excited to share them with you! 

The new parking lot and road entrance are paved! There are a few more finishing touches being done but the extra parking is going to be a great addition for our families during our many on-campus events.

Our Gym expansion has been completed! At this point, we are just waiting for the floors and equipment to be installed. Be on the lookout for ribbon-cutting ceremony details in the near future. 

The classroom additions behind the Campus Life Center building are well on their way to hopefully being completed by Spring Break 2022, if not sooner! 

As our family grows, the need for larger facilities grows and we are ever so blessed to be able to provide our students with the most outstanding learning environment.

Paved Parking Lot and Mann Rd. Entrance
Gym Expansion Interior – Awaiting Floors and Equipment
Classroom Additions Behind the Campus Life Center


February Construction Update
Construction is moving along at a steady pace. The footers have been dug on the gym addition, and with the exception of any major setbacks, the gym addition will be complete before the start of Summer! The blessings of our campus operating up to 16 hours a day can be a challenge for the construction of our roads and parking. We hope to have some of the new roads & parking open in May, with the completion of them in June. 

Dave Buckles

Weight Room Addition Progress


If you have not been by the Tilden campus lately, boy have things changed. They have moved 70,000 cubic yards of dirt to build a new pond, filled in low areas for new parking lots and built the ramp for the new exit to Mann road! The preparation for the gym addition, which will house the new weight room, is underway and our goal is to have this completed by May 1st! We will also be prepping the main building for the addition so the offices will be closed over spring break while this work is completed. 

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to navigate a construction project while school is in session. 

Dave Buckles

New Ramp to Mann Rd.