Head of School Message
“The best journey takes you home.”
Author Unknown
Dear FA Families,

Returning from an extended vacation where we have travelled a distance, my wife and I often reflect and discuss on the return trip... How does it feel to be coming home? If we are living in the right place at the right time in our lives, the answer is always that it feels exciting, comforting, and validating to return knowing that we can work to be our best selves in that environment.

I want FA students to have that exact same feeling about our campus and their experience on our campus after a vacation. I want their feeling about their school home to be one of unconditional support... a place where they feel accepted, understood, and appreciated for their unique selves. I also want them to believe that important work lies before them. All of these feelings and expectations should also be true for our employees.

Finishing up these last few weeks of the school year with one’s “A” game serves as both a means to an end and an end in itself. As an end, even with the disruptions of special events in the spring, that extended period of learning in April and May is critical to practicing and mastering concepts and ways of thinking. As a means to an end, firmly understanding an idea before summer break will make returning to that topic or a related one so much easier in August. Additionally, finishing with a best effort provides an enduring impression of a year’s worth of work and allows students to launch into their summer mode with the peace of mind that they have done their very best.

Welcome back to FA and to the satisfaction and joy of sharing a productive and enjoyable spring together.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA

Monday (All Day)
Varsity Tennis
Region Tournament (Individuals)
College of Coastal Georgia

Monday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Assembly

Monday @ 1:30 PM
Sixth Grade Arts Classes
Terry Thomas Room
Guest Musician Mentor
Coastal Symphony of Georgia

Monday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Home
vs. Trinity Christian

Monday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Girls Soccer
@ Westfield
Dismissal @ 10:30 AM

Tuesday @ 7:15 AM
MS Faculty Meeting

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
Varsity Golf
Region Tournament
Forrest Heights Country Club

Tuesday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Boys Soccer
@ First Presbyterian
Dismissal @ 1:30 PM

Wednesday @ 8:15 AM
FA Parent Association Meeting
Shuman Conference Room

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
Varsity Region Track Meet
Georgia Southern University
(All Day Event)

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
May Court Photos
Dismissal @ 9:30 AM

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
US Advisory

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty Meeting

Summer Dual Enrollment
Registration Deadline

MS + US Progress 4 Ends

Thursday @ 2:30 PM
Augusta University
College Counseling Center

Thursday @ 3:00 PM
FA Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Inaugural Induction Ceremony
Ralston Fine Arts Center

Thursday @ 3:00 PM + 6:00 PM
Varsity Baseball Doubleheader
@ Trinity Christian

Varsity Golf
Palmetto Golf Championship
Pawley's Island, South Carolina

Varsity Soccer @ Bulloch
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

School Holiday (Good Friday)

Saturday (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Humane Society Teen Board
Mark your calendars! Upcoming Dates:

  • April 13th (8:15 AM) - FA PA Members Meeting in Shuman Conference Room

  • April 20th (7:45 AM - 9:15 AM) - Recycled Uniform Sale - clean out your closets and donate before the sale! Donation bin located outside Happy Hall.
Knights Table Menu
Lower School Announcement
Lower School is offering an After-School Clubs Mini-Session in late April and May. Registration forms will go home on Monday!
Coach Nash in The News
MONDAY @ 1:30 PM
MS Musical Mentor Visit
On Monday, Christine Lamprea, cello soloist for the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, will present a workshop to Middle School students. Ms. Lamprea's visit is made possible by the Coastal Symphony of Georgia's 'Musical Mentors' program.

Ms. Lamprea is a dynamic young artist in classical voice and cello. She studied at Juilliard and at the New England Conservatory. She is an active recitalist and soloist. Ms. Lamprea has performed her own Colombian music for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, with the Detroit Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony. In 2018, she received the Sphinx Medal of Excellence for her contribution to the field as an artist of color.

Click here for more information about Ms. Lamprea's concert with the Coastal Symphony of Georgia.
FA Parent Association Meeting
Summer Dual Enrollment Deadline
Rising juniors (Class of 2024) and seniors (Class of 2023) who meet the College of Coastal Georgia's admission requirements are eligible to apply for summer dual enrollment. Interested students must submit a Frederica Academy Dual Enrollment Application to Dr. Nevins by Wednesday, April 13.
FA Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony
Thursday, April 14, 2022
3:00-4:00 PM
Melanie Barger ‘87
Artist: Painting + Design
Jim Jones ’79

Julia Chandler Lawing ‘86
Fine Art Oil Paintings
Karen Cate (Retired)
Joan Harris (Retired)
6th Grade and Theater

Annalisa Taylor (Retired)
Visual Art
School Holiday
FA Campus Dog Wash
Glynn County Relay for Life
FA Health and Wellness Club members are excited that our Relay for Life team has exceeded our goal! We want to thank everyone who has donated and helped with our fundraisers! We are currently in second place out of all of the teams participating in this year's Glynn County Relay for Life!

The final Relay for Life event for all of the relay teams will take place on Friday, April 22nd, from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Golden Isles Church of God. Please come out and visit our tent! 

We are continuing to collect canned goods to weigh the luminaries down, which will be on display at the event in remembrance of cancer victims or in celebration of cancer survivors. Collection boxes are available by the school clinic, the front office, and the Upper School reception area! 

Please visit our Relay for Life webpage for more information.


Gabby Vacheron
Relay for Life Team Leader
Lower School Grandparents Day
FA Red Cross Blood Drive
20th Annual FA Derby Day
There are two ways to access the Derby Day website.
1. Text FADerby to 76278.
If you registered for Derby Day last year, you may be automatically logged-in once you access the site. Click on the "Home" tab, and you will be off to the races! If you forgot your log-in credentials, you can click "forgot password." We encourage all patrons to "allow" text messages when enrolling because this will allow us to keep you updated as May 7 draws nearer.
Please note that when you receive a link via text or email from GiveSmart, it is a link that is personalized for you. Do not share this link with friends because it will be tied to your personal account and your corresponding payment information.

Please feel free to call, text, or email me with any questions, and stay tuned for information regarding this year's raffle item!
Brad Hutcherson
Director of Development
Frederica Academy
April + May Events
April 18
Varsity Golf
Region Tournament

April 19-20
Varsity Tennis
Individuals (Macon)

April 20
MS Visiting Author

April 20
Recycled Uniform Sale
Gym Lobby

April 20
Fourth Grade Field Trip
World War II Home Front Museum

April 21
Progress Reports Posted
Quarter 4

April 21
Second Grade
Mom's Breakfast

April 21
MS + US Spring Concert
Senior Showcase

April 21-23
Varsity Track
Strong Rock Christian School

April 22
Relay for Life Event
Health + Wellness Club

April 23
Junior-Senior Prom

April 25
Varsity Golf

April 25-26
Varsity Soccer
@ Higher Seeds

April 25-26
Varsity Baseball
(Round 1)

April 26
Class of 2022
College T-Shirt Day

April 26-27
Varsity Tennis
Teams (Macon)

April 27
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
PPE Night (Gym)

April 28
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Board of Visitors Meeting
Shuman Conference Room

April 28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FA Benefactors Reception
Elizabeth + Daniel Veal's Residence

April 29
Lower School Grandparents Day
May Day
Upper School Honors Day

April 30
Red Cross Blood Drive
Health + Wellness Club
May 2
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2
AP US Government Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Chemistry Exam (Noon)

May 3
Seniors Last Day
Senior Cap + Gown Photo (8:00 AM)
Yearbook Dedication Assembly (10:00 AM)

May 4
AP Literature Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Comparative Government (Noon)
AP Computer Science A Exam (Noon)

May 4
All-School Faculty Meeting

May 5
AP Statistics Exam (Noon)

May 5
Fifth Grade Play @ 7:00 PM

May 6
AP US History Exam (8:00 AM)

May 6
Fathers, Faith, and Frederica

May 6
FAPA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 7
Derby Day
Sea Island Retreat Clubhouse

May 7
SAT Exam

May 9-11
Senior Exams

May 9
AP Calculus AB/BC Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Computer Science Principles (Noon)

May 10
AP English Language Exam (8:00 AM)

May 11
AP Spanish Language Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Biology Exam (Noon)

May 12
AP World History Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Physics Exam (Noon)

May 12 @ 6:00 PM
Class of 2022 Baccalaureate
Community Church (SSI Campus)

May 13 @ 10:00 AM
Class of 2022 Graduation Practice

May 14 @ 8:30 AM
Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony
Sea Island Green

May 20, 23, 24
MS + US Exams
Early Dismissal

May 24
Last Day of Lower School Classes

May 25 (Morning)
LS Closing Ceremony (Grades 1-4)

May 25 (Afternoon)
MS Closing Ceremony (Grades 5-8)

May 25
MS + US Make-Up Exams

May 25-27
Teacher Post Planning
FA Athletics
2022 FA Summer Programs
2022-2023 School Uniforms
Given supply chain and embroidery delays, Frederica Academy encourages FA families to order uniforms now for the 2022-2023 school year. Uniforms will be required for all students in Grades PK-11 next year
FA Social Media