Head of School Message
Dear FA Families,

Under a near perfect cloudless blue sky and mild temperatures on Saturday, a couple hundred members of the FA community demonstrated a magnificent display of solidarity and unity of purpose by coming together for a few hours to enhance the FA campus.

Students from all three divisions, parents, teachers, staff members, Board members, and other friends of the school, some of whom without direct FA ties, worked in shifts throughout the day to accomplish all the painting, cleaning, construction, repairing, weeding, trash collecting, and gardening that needed to be done in advance of our upcoming Open House Week.

As a School Head and member of the community, I felt such pride at watching the wave of good cheer, fellowship, and common purpose wash over the campus as it did. The dynamics of the various work groups evolving - first introducing themselves to each other - men, women, and children of all ages - and then sharing casual conversation and synergetic efforts toward the common goal of the project that they were all jointly working on. Never was there a truer aphorism for Saturday, our annual Hands on Frederica Day, than: "Glad hearts and many hands make for light work."

Given the COVID restrictions that have hung over the campus the past ten months, it felt so fitting that one of the largest gatherings on campus this year was this service event on Saturday, when families and individuals responded to the school’s call for assistance in freshening up the campus for the remainder of our spring semester. The hallmark loyalty of parents and school personnel, and the commitment of the families of both groups to our school, manifest themselves in sundry ways throughout the year, but never more heartening than the sacrifice of time yesterday to work together to improve our campus.

Saturday was but another shining example of the role that service to others can play in our lives and in the lives of our children. I am an ardent fan of the notion that a key component of enjoying a fulfilling life is inextricably tied to the service of others. In fact, that truism might be the most impactful win/win proposition of all time. At its best, service to others is truly a lifelong commitment, and opportunities to serve rear their head in myriad ways literally every day for every person. Teaching and modeling service for our children is important, and sharing the experience with them when it works into everyone’s schedule proves a terrific way to cement both the value of that service proposition and some quality time with friends and family.
A heartfelt thanks to all those who heeded the call and showed up on Saturday. I am confident that Frederica Academy’s campus and you and your family have benefitted from that time together. Thank you.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA

Click HERE for January Lunch Menu

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Advisory

Monday @ 1:00 PM
HOPE Scholarship Application Workshop
College Counseling Center

Tuesday @ 8:00 AM
(Rising Sixth Grade Parents)
Terry Thomas Room
Ralston Fine Arts Center

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM
US FCA Gathering
Football/Soccer Bleachers

HOME Varsity Basketball Games
vs. St. Andrew's
Girls @ 6:00 PM
Boys @ 7:30 PM

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Virtual Assembly

Wednesday @ 1:00 PM
NCAA Eligibility Workshop
College Counseling Center

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Department Meetings
Department Head Classrooms

Thursday @ 1:00 PM
US Student Council Meeting
Mr. Jobe's Classroom

Thursday @ 3:30 PM
Varsity Golf Player Meeting
Coach Willis' Classroom

Thursday @ 3:50 PM
Varsity Tennis Meeting
Sea Island Green Tent

Thursday @ 5:00 PM
Rising Sixth Grade Parents
Terry Thomas Room
Ralston Fine Arts Center

School-Wide FA Spirit Day
Honoring State-Bound FA Swimmers

Friday @ 1:00 PM
US Health + Wellness Club Officer Meeting
Coach Riggs' Classroom

Friday @ 5:00 PM
Middle School Soccer Banquet
Sea Island Green Tent

HOME Varsity Basketball Games
vs. Trinity Christian
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

GISA Middle School + Varsity State Swim Meet
Georgia Tech
(Team Departs Friday Afternoon)

Knights Table Menus
HOPE Scholarship Workshop
Recycled Uniform Drive
NCAA Eligibility Workshop
LS After-School Deadline

Frederica Academy will offer two Lower School After-School Club sessions during the second semester. The first session will include six weeks of programs, starting the week of February 1st. The second session will be a mini-session and will start after spring break.

Each program starts at 3:15 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

  • All About Art (Mrs. Morrison) - Monday; Grades 2-5
  • Math Games (Mrs. Schneider) - Monday, Grades 1-3
  • STEM-PLOSION (Mrs. Day) - Tuesday, Grades 1-4
  • Team Sports (Mr. Roberts) - Wednesday, Grades 3-5
  • Tinker Time - Thursday (Mrs. Albright) - Thursday; Grades 1-3

The deadline to register is Wednesday, January 27. However, please sign up at your earliest convenience since some of the programs are almost fully subscribed.

For more information, please email Heather Day.
FA Swimming Spirit Day
Friday is a school-wide Spirit Day in honor of the FA student-athletes who will be competing at the GISA State Swim Meet at Georgia Tech on Saturday!

MS Soccer Banquet
Virtual College Fair
The first 2021 NACAC Virtual College Fair will take place on Sunday, January 31, between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Interested students and parents can drop in on Zoom sessions offered by more than 500 colleges and universities to hear about student life, majors, financial aid, scholarships, and much more. Plus, text chat with college counselors for answers to all of your questions.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is a nonprofit association representing nearly 14,000 counseling and admission professionals since 1937. NACAC and its members are dedicated to ethical and inclusive service to students as they make choices about their higher education future.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs (virtualcollegefairs.org) is a signature service from the association. The virtual fairs offer a dynamic, new, digital meeting space that connects counselors, students, and their families with colleges and universities around the world.

For students especially, the virtual fairs are a welcome beacon during an uncertain time and a reminder that making college plans is still important. NACAC Virtual College Fairs inspire students to explore their options and to get started on their college dreams.
Open House Week
Please consider signing up to be a Parent Ambassador at Open House Week. Parent Ambassadors greet guests, share their FA story, and accompany student-led tours. FA Parents are invited to attend the session where you feel most comfortable. The Admission Office will provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Tour Talking Points to help volunteers feel informed and empowered, if needed. Click here to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.
FA Campus Blood Drive
UCB Junior Board Applications
Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in serving on the 2021-2022 United Community Bank Board of Directors should submit their application to Mrs. Nevins no later than Friday, March 5th.

To be considered, applicants must submit an application AND ask one teacher for a recommendation letter. Teachers will be advised to give recommendations directly to Mrs. Nevins.

The purpose of the Junior Board is to develop and promote civic leadership and responsibility for the individuals selected and to enrich their knowledge of the community, its history and business environment through association with United Community Bank, its officers and board of directors. Junior Board service allows participants an opportunity to gain knowledge in leadership, community service and the financial industry. 

Students serving on the Junior Board of UCB will be expected to meet the following set of criteria: 
  • Student must be a rising Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 95% school attendance rate
  • No major discipline infractions (any major discipline infraction during the year of your participation can be grounds for dismissal from the board)
Scholarship Opportunity
Each year, the Glynn County Farm Bureau (GCFB) awards student scholarships, which range between $300 and $1,000.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student’s current transcript and a one-page description of the student’s educational goals, school and community volunteering involvement, and how the scholarship will help them attain their goals is also required.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 24.
Summer Programs Registration
When registering for Frederica Academy's 2021 Summer Programs, please take advantage of our early registration discount of 10% off using the code EARLY on any camp!

Please contact Heather Day for more information.
Upcoming FA Fine Arts Events

January 29 - Announcement of Scholastic Arts and Writing Regional Winners

January 30 - Georgia Music Educators Online Conference

February 12 - Announcement of FA Visiting Artist Program

February 12 - Georgia Thespians Convention

February 24 - FA Visiting Artist Meet + Greet with Parents

March 5 - GISA Region Literary Meet (Grades 8-12)

March 11 - Fifth Grade Musical

April 2 - Glynn Visual Arts Showcase

April 20 - Senior Showcase + Fine Arts Alumni Event at The Ritz Theatre
New Knights in the News
Congrats, James Cruikshank!
James Cruikshank was honored as this month's Rotary Student of the Month during the Brunswick Rotary meeting last Thursday. James selected his AP Statistics teacher, Mr. Jimmy Riggs, to join Mrs. Nevins and him during the virtual ceremony.

James is the son of Gigi Capes and will attend Duke University in the fall.

Congratulations, James!

DAR Essay Winners
Congratulations to the six Middle School students who were recognized as winners in this year's local DAR History Essay contest!
MS Robotics
Mr. Lenon's Middle School Robotics class has built driving robots, equipped with sensors. The students raced the robots and are now working on precise movements through a maze.

LS Art Projects
In Lower School Art class, students discussed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s inspiring "I Have a Dream" speech and jotted down their own hopes and dreams for the world. The students used their notes to design some wonderful drawings.
Third Grade Field Trip
As a part of their studies on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Third Grade students and teachers visited the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah on Friday to enrich their understanding of the causes and effects of WWII.
Classroom Photo Album
February Events

January 31
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
NACAC Virtual College Fair

February 1-5
Open House Week

February 1
LS After-School Programs Launch
Winter Sessions (2/1 - 3/12)

February 3 @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty + Staff Meeting

February 4
Q3 Progress Ends

February 6
ACT Exam at FA

February 9
Varsity Basketball
Region First Round

February 10
Q3 Progress Reports Posted

February 12-15
FA Winter Break

February 18
Rotary Student of the Month

February 21
Varsity Football Player Banquet

February 22-26
FA Visiting Artist Week

February 23
OLSAT Assessments
Grades 1,3,5

February 24
OLSAT Assessment
First Grade

February 24
Varsity Soccer Season Starts
FA Athletic Schedules
FA Social Media
FA Quick Links