First 2019-2020 Open House a Huge Success!

First 2019-2020 Open House a Huge Success!

It’s that time of year already for Open House! 

FA has begun hosting open house events and taking early decision applications for the 2019-2020 school year. We invite all of our families who might have a sibling or friend that desires to become part of the FA family join us for an information event or school day tour. Share our event sign up link: to have them come and learn more. 

open house

We love when families visit to learn more about FA!

We kicked off the admissions season with our open house on Saturday, October 13th on both campuses. 56 families came on campus to learn more about Foundation Academy for their prospective students.  They were greeted by our wonderful faculty and staff along with some student ambassadors. Applications are now open and many families have already submitted theirs.  We look forward to welcoming new families and students to the #FAfamily.

As a reminder to our current families, Foundation Academy maintains continuous enrollment. To ensure your student’s spot next year, you simply need to pay the 2019-2020 deposit when billed (in late January) and have a valid FACTS agreement in place. We will be sure to send reminders as we get close!

Student Spotlight: Autumn C

7th grade student Autumn C competed in the Fanning Hill Farms Horse Show October 13th. Autumn competed against high school age girls and older in the following events: 

Student Spotlight: Autumn C

Autumn and her horse, Zeke

  • Hunter Under Saddle (judging the horse at a walk, trot, canter) 
  • Equitation Flat (judging Autumn on her ability and style)
  • Hunter Over Fence (two rounds, judging the horse jumping a course at 2’3 performance, soundness, conformation & manners)
  • Equitation Over Fence (two rounds, judging Autumn on her jumping a course at 2’3 ability & style)
  • Equitation Medals (judging Autumn on a different course and extension of equitation classes over fences)

Autumn brought home a first place ribbon, a first place trophy, two fourth place ribbons, four fifth place ribbons, and a Reserve Champion Ribbon for over all show. 

Congratulations, Autumn! We’re so proud of you and your hard work!

NHS 5K Raises Over $10K for #BaileyStrong

Nothing has displayed the strength of community within Foundation Academy than #BaileyStrong. In September, junior Bailey T was severely injured in a car accident. The entire FA community rallied in prayer for Bailey and his family. The presence of God has never been so strong at Foundation Academy, and we are grateful for all His answered prayers. Through his miraculous recovery and the work that God continues to do through Bailey, the FA community has adopted the phrase “Bailey Strong”. #BaileyStrong embodies overcoming hardship, working hard, and giving God the glory.

NHS will normally host a 5K to raise money for cancer research each year. After Bailey’s accident, NHS decided to honor their peer through the 5K. The race was renamed the Bailey Strong 5K, with all proceeds going to help Bailey’s family. Students embraced this tangible way to help and serve. They promoted the race wherever they could, and hundreds of runners of all ages signed up to participate.

Bailey Strong 5K

Runners at the start of the race.

The race took place at the Upper Campus, beginning and ending at Lion Field. NHS had several water stations ready for runners along the route. Finishers were greeted with an arrangement of fresh fruit and healthy snacks to reenergize. It was evident that NHS put a great deal of planning into the event. The students did their best to honor Bailey and make it a #BaileyStrong event.

The race raised over $10,000 for Bailey’s family. FA students and community were so excited to honor Bailey in this way. We continue to pray and thank the Lord for all He has done. Enjoy the gallery below of the Bailey Strong 5K.

Haiti Team Prep Day

Our 2019 Haiti Mission Team gathered October 7th for a Haiti Team Prep Day. The team will be in Haiti February 2-9, 2019. This will be Foundation Academy’s 7th trip taking students to serve with New Missions in Haiti since 2010.

Here is a summary of the day from Pastor Keith, who hosted the team at his home:

“We took time Sunday to get better acquainted with each other, building the necessary bonds to have a successful travel experience. Mrs. Rumbaugh led the team in some challenging team events. We then spent time discussing the details of traveling to Haiti, covering cultural expectations, mission work and all the ins-and-outs of packing for the experience.”

Haiti Team Prep Day

2019 Haiti Mission Team during their October 7th Haiti Team Prep Day

The team invites families and friends to please participate in the Haiti Christmas Shoebox Drive. You can do so by bringing in a shoebox during the month of November. There will be a designated collection spot on each campus, and packing instructions can be found on the New Missions website.

You will also be able to donate money for the team to purchase items to take to Haiti. If you would like to donate toward the project, simply email Pastor Keith at: for how to be a partner with a student. Most of all, please pray for our team. Specifically, as they prepare to share the Good News with the children and their families in Haiti.


Spirit Week 2018

Homecoming Spirit Week 2018 at Foundation Academy is always students’ favorite week of school! Students in grades 6 – 12 participate in Spirit Week by dressing up for themed days. The final day of the week is always Foundation Friday in which all FA Students are encouraged to dress up in blue and white show their school spirit! Below are galleries from each day of Spirit Week 2018. Enjoy!


6th grade: Western Day
7th – 12th grade: Country vs Country Club



6th grade: Favorite Sports Team
7th – 12th grade: Favorite Teacher/Administrator



6th grade: Tacky Day
7th – 12th grade: “I Woke Up Like This”



6th grade: Superhero Day
7th – 12th grade: Childhood TV Show




#BaileyStrong 5K

Foundation Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting a 5K to support FA student Bailey. Please read the flyer for all the details. Click the link beneath the image to register!
Click here to register today!

2018 Homecoming Spirit Week Announced

Homecoming Spirit Week will take place October 1st – 5th. Grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to dress up and show their school spirit through themed days throughout the week. On Friday, October 5th, all FA students (grades PreK3 – 12) are encouraged to wear blue and white to show their FA spirit! 

Spirit Week information is provided by following the links below:


To celebrate Foundation Academy’s 60 years in education, the Upper School SGA will be selling t-shirts for all 7th – 12th grade students to purchase and wear during Spirit Week. Click here to order your t-shirt by credit card. If students would like to pay by check or cash, they may fill out an order form provided by SGA.

T-shirts are $20 each.

As We Remember

I found myself sitting and thinking about where I was on this day in 2001 when the planes hit the towers, and how life can change in the blink of the eye. To think how the events in our life can change the course of history, even when the events do not affect us directly, will still impact us.

What we do know is we serve a God that promises to never leave us or forsake us. That as believers in Christ we are to lean on HIM and not on our own understanding. In Galatians 5:13, Paul writes “for you were called to be free, brothers and sisters: only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.

Pray for the families of 911 and the first responders that are still dealing with health issues from that day.  As you go through your day, think about how you can pray for and share the love of Christ with Individuals that may be struggling with life changing events.  

I am praying for you!
Dave Buckles
Foundation Academy President

Winter Band Concert

The Winter Band Concert is on December 15th, from 6pm to 7pm in the Lower School’s beautiful sanctuary. The concert will involve band members from grades 6-12, and the band will be playing Christmas classics like “Sleigh Ride,” “Let Heaven and Nature Sing,” and “Jingle Bells.” Come out for the free concert to support the band, get into the Christmas spirit, and enjoy some great music!

Shoebox Drive

Our New Missions Shoebox Drive is underway on both campuses! Every Christmas season, our school partners with a ministry called New Missions–an organization that has built and sustained thirty Christian schools in Haiti, the poorest nation in our western hemisphere. This Shoebox Drive will help provide a shoebox gift for a child in Haiti! Click here for a printable label and for a list of suggested items to pack!

At the Lower School, students can turn in their boxes to their classrooms up to Wednesday, November 29th. And at the Upper School, students can turn in their boxes to room 205 until Wednesday, November 15th. We hope you’ll participate in this tangible way to share God’s love!

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