Welcome 2018-2019 New FA Students + Families

We are proud to welcome our new families to Frederica Academy.

Click HERE to see a pictorial directory, by grade, of our new students.

A few more new students are completing the admission process and will join their classmates in the coming days.

This Week at Frederica Academy

Monday ALL DAY FA Faculty Pre-Planning

Monday ALL DAY Back-to-School Clothing Drive in front of main Administration Building

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Middle School Locker Set-Up

Monday 9:00 AM - Noon Upper School 101 Workshop in Corn Hall
9th Grade Students + New 10th Grade and 11th Grade Students


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Noon - 1:30 PM
Parent Association Uniform Sale in Hamilton Hall Breezeway
Booster Club Spirit Wear Clearance Sale in Hamilton Hall Breezeway or Gym Lobby

Monday Noon - 1:00 PM Middle School + Upper School New Student Pizza Party in Hamilton Hall
New MS + US Students + their assigned FA Buddies

Tuesday ALL DAY FA Faculty Pre-Planning

Tuesday ALL DAY Back-to-School Clothing Drive in front of main Administration Building

Tuesday 4:00 PM Senior Class Meeting in Nash Academic Center

Tuesday 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Lower School Preview in Classrooms

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent Association Back-to-School Barbeque in the Gymnasium

Wednesday ALL DAY First Day of School
Lower School students should report to their classrooms at or before 8:00 a.m. 
New MS + US students and their buddies report to Hamilton Hall at 8:00 a.m.
All MS + US students report to the gym at 8:15 a.m.

Wednesday 7:00 PM Coach Derrick's Podcast Show at Gnat's Landing

Thursday ALL DAY Assembly Schedule for Middle School + Upper School (45-minute classes)

Thursday 9:50 AM School-Wide Opening Convocation Assembly in the Gym
(All Parents Invited; First Grade + Senior Parents encouraged to attend)

Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Booster Club Spirit Wear Sale in Gym Breezeway

Friday ALL DAY FA Spirit Day

Friday ALL DAY Middle School + Upper School Pep Rally Class Schedule (40-minute classes)

Friday 8:00 AM Faith, Fathers, and Frederica in Athletic Conference Room (Gym)
Click HER
to email Greg Walbridge for more information.
Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Friday 2:20 PM
School-Wide Pep Rally in Gym

Friday 6:00 PM FA Booster Club Kickoff Tailgate Party in Baseball Field Parking Area 
Friday 7:30 PM Varsity Football Season HOME Opener vs. Charlton County

Chef Austin's Lunch Menu:  THIS WEEK + AUGUST

Click HERE for the August menu for students in Grades 1-12.

Pre-K and Kindergarten lunch service will begin on the first day of school. Click HERE for the Pre-K and Kindergarten August menu and HERE to access the order form.

Middle School Locker Set-Up: 

Back-to-School Clothing Drive:   MONDAY + TUESDAY

Frederica Academy is collecting clothes your family has outgrown for its annual Back-to-School Clothing Drive. Bookbags, shoes, and belts are always in high demand. The drive will take place on Monday and Tuesday in front of the  Administration Building.

We collect items for all ages and sizes for  Safe Harbor, Communities in Schools, and Morningstar. The staff at Safe Harbor report that the clothes they get from this drive are of high quality, and their residents wear them with confidence. The drive is coordinated by Frederica's Community Service Club and helps to kick off a great year of giving back!

Email  catherinesquire@fredericaacademy.org  for more information. 

Lower School Preview: 

Back-to-School Barbeque:  TUESDAY NIGHT

Arrival + Pick-Up Information: WEDNESDAY

Arrival Information Pick-Up Information
Pre-Kindergarten (Normal Hours) 8:00 a.m. in Classroom 1:00 p.m.
Kindergarten (Normal Hours) 8:00 a.m. in Classroom 2:00 p.m.
Lower School Grades 1-5 (Normal Hours) 8:00 a.m. in Classrooms 3:00 p.m.
MS + US New Students/Buddies (8/15/18) 8:00 a.m. in Hamilton Hall Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
All MS + US Students (8/15/18) 8:15 a.m. in Gym Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
All MS + US Students (Normal Hours) 8:15 a.m. Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Opening Convocation Assembly: THURSDAY

The Class of 2019 will escort this year's First Grade Class to the Opening Convocation in the gym on Thursday at 9:50 a.m.

Senior parents have organized a special celebration to commemorate the final leg of the Class of 2019's FA journey. For more information, please click HERE to email Becky Derrick.

School-Wide FA Spirit Day: FRIDAY

To show our support for the varsity football players and cheerleaders as they prepare for the Home Football Opener on Friday night, Friday has been declared a school-wide Spirit Day. FA Spirit Days will take place in tandem with all home varsity football games. Click HERE for the varsity football schedule so that you can plan accordingly.

The Booster Club has organized Spirit Wear Sales on the following days this week so that families can purchase items before Friday's Spirit Day:

Monday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Gym Breezeway + Gym Lobby

Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Gym Breezeway + Gym Lobby

GIAH Art Teachers Art Exhibit: AUGUST 14 - SEPTEMBER 23

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities (GIAH) is pleased to showcase the work of a select group of local art teachers at the annual Art Teachers' Art Exhibit at the Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick.

We are honored that Sarah Schuyler, our new Lower School art teacher, had two paintings selected for the exhibit.

"We are delighted to showcase the work of these talented teachers at the beginning of the school year," said Heather Heath, Executive Director. "They inspire our local students with their creativity and their artwork is always so imaginative and diverse. We are fortunate to have such amazing art teachers in our community."

The show will include work in a range of media and many of the pieces will be for sale. The exhibit will remain on display through September 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during performances and events. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free. For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at (912) 262-6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or visit www.goldenislesarts.org.

Division Parent Nights: AUGUST 21, 28, 30

Principals and division faculty will host Parent Nights in Hamilton Hall later this month to provide critical information for the upcoming school year and answer questions parents may have regarding class schedules, curriculum, etc.

The parent-only sessions will take place on the following nights:

Lower School Open House Parent Night Tuesday, August 21 6:00 PM

Middle School Open House Parent Night Tuesday, August 28 6:00 PM

Upper School Open House Parent Night Thursday, August 30 6:00 PM

Author Campus Visit: SEPTEMBER 19

Jennifer A. Nielsen, the author of   A Night Divided and several other best sellers, will visit Frederica Academy on September 19.

Ms. Nielsen will lead three talks with Middle School students, all of whom were assigned to read A Night Divided as part of their Summer Reading.

A Night Divided Book Trailer
A Night Divided Book Trailer
A NIGHT DIVIDED by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Trailer
A NIGHT DIVIDED by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Trailer


The University of Georgia is offering weekend robotics camps for two levels of experience this fall.

This two-day camp introduces your student to the fundamentals of programming and mechanical engineering required to build and operate robots. Register now for September or October camps!
For "Grads" of Beginning Robotics, Ages 11-15: Advanced Robotics Programming (November 3-4)
This is a two-day Advanced Programming opportunity for students who had previously received robotics training via the "Weekend Robotics Experience" short course or the Summer Academy at UGA Camp on "Introductory Robotics". This camp shows students how to take advantage of an Android or iOS device's smart graphics, audio, video, internal sensors, speech and text messaging capabilities by interfacing it with their PLAY700 or DREAM systems. Register now for the November camp!

  Click HERE for more information.

Mrs. Walbridge Named GISA Master Teacher

The Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) has named Nikki Walbridge a GISA Master Teacher.

The Master Teacher Program bestows well-deserved recognition to GISA Master Teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to share and collaborate with other educators. GISA commends its Master Teachers who inspire excellence in the classroom, among colleagues and, especially,  among students.

GISA only recognizes about two dozen teachers statewide with this distinction each year.

Congratulations, Mrs. Walbridge! This is certainly a well-deserved honor and a testament to your innovative spirit, collaborative mindset, and tremendous work ethic.

Congratulations, Adam Elsharkawi!

This summer, Frederica Academy was notified that  Adam Elsharkawi won Second Place in the Georgia Eighth Grade DAR American History Essay Contest.

Adam advanced to the state competition after winning local and regional contests.

Congratulations, Adam!

Brunswick News Back-to-School Guide

Click HERE and HERE to see the Frederica Academy sections of  The Brunswick News ' Back-to-School Guide.

What Did YOU Do This Summer?

Rising seventh grader Max Crusan (Class of 2024) and his dad, Keith, spent part of their summer on a mission trip to Chimbote, Peru.

We want to hear how other FA students and families spent their summer break. Please click HERE to email photos, captions, and stories about your summer adventures.

Here are a few more photos taken during the trip Max and his dad took to Peru:

During their trip, Max and Mr. Crusan helped build three houses; donated furniture, clothes and other supplies to the new homeowners; and watched Padre Elmer bless the new homes. They took families to the beach and fed them lunch. Max was able to provide toys for all of the children they met using money he had raised before the trip. He also provided scholarship funds for girls to join a volleyball club they helped establish during their trip. A highlight of the trip was a futbol game against Peruvian soccer players.


Three members of Frederica Academy's Class of 2021 also traveled to Peru this summer: Maddison Moore, Lauren Jobe, and  Madysson Patron. Before they departed, they stopped by school to collect a vintage Frederica Academy flag to chronicle their Peruvian experience as Frederica ambassadors.

August + September Important Dates

August 19 Coach Derrick's Inaugural Sunday Weekly 103.3 Radio Show at Mellow Mushroom (8:00 PM)

August 21 Senior Portraits in Knights Reading Room (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

August 21 Lower School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall (6:00 PM)

August 23 Senior Class College Meeting in Nash Academic Center (10:00 AM)

August 23
SCAD Admission Officer at Nash Academic Center (1:00 PM)

August 24 School-Wide FA Spirit Day

August 24 Upper School Class Retreats (Morning) + Upper School Early Dismissal

August 24 Varsity HOME Football Game vs. Valwood (7:30 PM)

August 25 SAT Exam at Frederica Academy

August 28 Middle School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall (6:00 PM)

August 28
Peach State College Tour at Glynn Academy (6:00 PM)

August 30 Upper School Open House in Hamilton Hall (6:00 PM)

September 3 School Holiday (Labor Day)

September 5 Yearbook Picture Day (all students and faculty)

September 5 School-Wide Faculty Meeting (4:00 PM)

September 6 Senior College Night in Hamilton Hall for Students + Parents (6:30 PM)

September 7 School-Wide Spirit Day

September 8
September 10 2017-2018 Second Semester Upper School Head of School Awards Assembly (9:50 AM)

September 11 2017-2018 Second Semester Middle School Head of School Awards Assembly (9:50 AM)

September 12
Auburn University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (9:10 AM)

September 12
Sewanee: The University of the South Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:05 PM)

September 12
Southern Methodist University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (2:30 PM)

September 13 Q1 Progress Period Ends; First Semester Drop/Add Deadline (Upper School)

September 13
Savannah Independent School College Fair at Savannah State University (9:00 AM - Noon)

September 19 Q1 Progress Reports Posted

September 19 Bucket Shot Photo at Sea Island Green (8:20 AM)

September 19 Make-Up Yearbook Photos in Knights Reading Room (8:30 AM)

September 19
Jennifer A. Nielsen (Author of  A Night Divided) Campus Visit

September 22
GrayKnight Chess Tournament in Hamilton Hall (Click HERE to register; HERE for more information)

September 24-28 Lower School Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) STRING-On Program

September 25 Middle School Carpe Vitam Parent Night (6:30 PM)

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2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

Click HERE to  access
and  download the
Frederica Academy  2018-2019
School Year  Calendar.