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About This School

Foundation Academy is a private elementary school in Winter Garden. The principal of Foundation Academy is Shawn Minks, who can be contacted at sminks@foundationacademy.net. 320 children attend Foundation Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Foundation Academy is 13:1. Dillard Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    As a family who has 3 children who attend FA we are so thankful for the teachers and staff who partner with us to grow the spiritual emotional and intellectual well-being of our children. This is not just a school this a family unit! These are people who genuinely care for each other. The emphasis on community service and involvement is impressive. The teachers challenge the thinking of the students. FA strives to keep the kids involved through many extra curricular sports drama and community projects. We are thrilled with this school and can't say enough positive comments all around.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a terrified parent of 6th grade for my son....and for myself! However my son just left 6th grade feeling like a rock star! I owe a huge part of this to Coach Lord the Head Football Coach at FA. Each summer coach allows any middle-high school boy to participate in summer workouts. Because of this my son walked into 6th grade knowing the campus many of the staff and a ton of older boys. Coach Lord encourages his Varsity players to be supportive mentors and he encourages his younger players to work hard and be leaders. My favorite day my son came home telling of how he was the prayer leader that day for Varsirty and middle school players. He spoke of being terrified and then of his awe to be given such an honor and to be encouraged by the older boys in this.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent School! The lives of our 3 children have truly been blessed by the influence of the teachers staff and families at FA. Being a part of the FA family offers much more than just a great education...FA really partners with families to "educate" and "edify" the whole child. Love this school and what it stands for!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great school. Our family is grateful to the dedication of the staff that has been instrumental in raising and education our two children as partners in education!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a decent school. The academics are approperiately challenging. However the teachers focus so much on their relationships with the students that they regress to discipline students. As you can imagine this turns disasterous sometimes. The school as a whole is also afraid to take a stand on true Christianity. If a biblical truth could offend someone in the slightest bit they say to forget it. This causes confusion in beliefs. It's not a strong foundation in spirituality but it definately is strong in academics and artistic interpretation.

  • (4 years ago)

    After suffering through Windermere Prep for 2 years I am finally able to say we have found a great school in Foundation Academy not only for its academics but also for the spiritual and personal growth our children are recieving. thank you foundation. Your name suits you well. from a very relieved parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    I Love this school! we just moved and my boths sons ( K4 and 2 grade ) really like and learn...The teachers are amazing and the PTO works very well!.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been attending this school for several years. The teachers are genuinely concerned about our families. The community this school has with teachers parents and kids is amazing. The academics are great but most importantly the faculty and staff are concerned with the TOTAL well-being of the child. We love it here our kids say they never want to go anywhere else. One big happy family! Go Lions!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school. Our oldest went there for Pre-K 3 and 4 and we could not afford to have our middle child and oldest child there at the same time. We put our oldest in public school for Kindergarten. Our financial situation has changed a bit and we will be placing him back at Foundation. What a big difference between public school and this fabulous private school. We LOVE the staff the students how active the parents are and the strong academic program. We could not be more pleased with this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    We did not have a good experience with this school. While my child is gifted and excelled academically he was criticized by both his teachers and faculty for being Catholic and not not Baptist. It eventually became so uncomfortable that we withdrew him. My son's best friend has cerebral palsy (but extremely gifted) and he was turned down for admission because the school is not required to meet federal guidelines for the disabled. Otherwise the curriculum is strong but our family believes there is more to school than just academics.

  • (7 years ago)

    I second the last comment - This was the best decision we ever made. My son has made friends they have a great sense of community at this school. The sports programs are growing and with the new campus we will have room for more programs. The teachers have been wonderful. My only regret is that we did not move him to FA sooner.

  • (8 years ago)

    What an awesome school! My daughter was moved here from public school 3 years ago. The best decision I made. From K to now 2nd she has excelled. All her teachers have been warm and very focused on giving the kids the best education. She is gifted but the teachers always give extra time for the students that need it. A new drama program was added this year and it is great. They are building the sports programs and when they move to the new site in 2007 they will have their own facilties. The christian enviroment is so great. They are growing and will experience growing pains but I am confident that they will overcome them and continue to keep the focus on the kids. Unfourtunatly this is out last year here as we are moving to N.C. I hate to leave this school!

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a great school in all aspects spiritually academically and socially. I give it an a+

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that Foundation Academy was named appropriately it is truly supplies a good foundation for children in faith education and life skills.

  • (8 years ago)

    If you are interested in your child getting a superb Christian education check out Foundation Academy.

  • (9 years ago)

    Outstanding curriculumn! Excellent teachers positive environment and extracurriculars galore make this an A+ school.

  • (9 years ago)

    High quality programs teachers really show caring and love for what they do and for the kids. Do not attend here if you do not want your children exposed to a Christian environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great curriculum a little unorganized. Not many extracurricular activities parental involvement was great.

  • (9 years ago)

    If you are looking for a fine christian prep school you'll find it at Foundation Academy.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students follow strict cirriculum with Godly principle reinforced. Stong leadership. Qualified teachers. Good sport programs. Family involvement. This school is highly recommended.

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