About Foundation Academy

Our Mission

Foundation Academy, a private Christian school in Winter Garden, FL, partners with families and the church to build a firm foundation for life through Christ-centered education.

At Foundation Academy we perceive the education of a child as a life-long process. A process that needs the right foundation set in place so as the child grows, they can thrive beyond any circumstance or adversity. We see it as an educational experience that lasts a lifetime and is comprised of four cornerstones Faith, Academics, Fine Arts and Athletics.

Building a Foundation for Life

Among the top Christian schools in Greater Orlando, Foundation Academy has served families for more than 60 years by offering a Christ-centered college preparatory program for students from preschool through high school. As a Kingdom education school, we partner with families to build a foundation for life by providing a space that develops children academically, spiritually, physically and socially. In our safe and nurturing environment, students realize their God-given potential with which to impact the world.

Our Core Values

Authority of Scripture

Spiritual Formation

Academic Excellence

Individual Purpose

Authentic Servanthood

Commitment to Community

A Letter From Your President

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website! I know that if you are here, it’s because you are committed to finding the best education possible for your child. As President of Foundation Academy, I feel our school provides the best Christian education in Central Florida. You might say that I am a little biased when it comes to our school, and you’re right. The love our teachers and administration have for the students makes Foundation Academy a school you will want your kids to be a part of.

At Foundation, the commitment to education is strong and fruitful with 100 percent college placement since 2010. Our students are graduating with offers from colleges like Auburn, Citadel, and Harvard, to name just a few, with millions of dollars in scholarship money.

We have three amazing campuses to explore. Our 7th-12th grade campus, known as our Tilden Campus, sits on 67 acres in west Orange County. The campus is nestled between beautiful homes in one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Our Plant Street Campus serves grades Pre-K3 through 6 and is located in the heart of charming downtown Winter Garden, behind the iconic church sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Winter Garden.  With an educational complex of over 19,600 square feet of classroom and instructional space, including two STEM classrooms, a media center/library, computer labs, and a 5,400-square-foot gymnasium.

Our newest campus, Foundation Academy Lakeside, is a second Lower School campus, located at 8464 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836, which is First Baptist Church Windermere’s Lakeside Campus.  Kindergarten and 1st grade are available for the 2020-2021 school year. The campus will grow a new grade level each school year up through 6th grade. Students will then transition to our Tilden Campus for 7th through 12th grade. In addition to our well established, vibrant curriculum, students also take part in art, music, multimedia, P.E., and weekly chapel services.

Our six core values define the characteristics of our school that we are wholeheartedly committed to developing at every level.

  1. Authority of Scripture
  2. Spiritual Formation
  3. Academic and Physical Discipline
  4. Individual Purpose
  5. Authentic Servanthood
  6. Commitment to Community

In conclusion, we believe everything we do should be implemented with Christ-like excellence and in a manner fit to serve the kingdom of God. (Colossians 3:23-24).

I would like to personally invite you to tour our school, and I look forward to meeting you.

Dave Buckles

FAMILY Testimonials

“After years of homeschooling, our family decided to transition to a more conventional school. We chose Foundation Academy because of FA’s Christian environment, safe campus practices, NILD program, and
excellent athletic offerings. We stay at Foundation Academy because it has become family.”

Mrs. Jen Zagame and Family

Meet Our Dedicated Staff, Faculty, and School Board

From the school board in charge of guidance and spiritual headship to the teachers making our mission a reality, every team member is passionate about making Foundation Academy the top Christian school in Central Florida. Learn more about each of the staff members today!

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Foundation Academy has three incredible campuses to explore—all centered around quality Christian education. Schedule a tour today to get started.

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