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Admission Process

F.P.A. - Academy

We tour throughout the year. Enrollment will open in January for the following school year. For inquiries or to schedule a tour please email Christie Gilliam, F.P.A.- Academy Principal, at Christie@fpachatt.com.

The Admission process includes (required):

  • Campus tour for 1st time applying families
  • Completion of the application with a nonrefundable application fee, of $25.
  • Family Portal payment plan selection completed within 2 weeks of acceptance letter being received
  • Registration fee is due 2 weeks after payment plan selection
  • Follow-up paperwork and handbook will be sent to the parent/guardian
  • Completed follow-up paperwork submitted
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Foundations academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Foundations Academy for?

Foundations Academy is for anyone in the Chattanooga/ North Georgia area looking for quality Christian education for their child(ren).

What are your school day hours?

Class starts promptly at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Children arriving after 8:15 are considered tardy.

Is there a charge for late pick-up?

There is a $1 per minute charge after pick-up that will be applied to your Family Portal billing account.

How early/late may I drop off/pick up my child?

Students may arrive at 8:00 a.m. at no charge for an 8:15 a.m. class start time. Foundations Academy offers an aftercare program for families who need care for their children outside of regular school hours. After School care is offered until 5:30 p.m.

How can I help?

There are several opportunities to help at Foundations Academy:

  1. Pray: Pray for the students and teachers, pray for other families in the school, and pray for the administration. Prayers for safety, moving of the Holy Spirit, tough decisions that have to be made, success, and grace.
  2. Volunteer: There are many opportunities to volunteer in the classroom, lunchroom, fine arts/enrichment class, and even at home.
  3. Share: Tell others about our school. Invite them to special events or to reach out to the administration for a tour.
  4. Support: Financial donations can be made to help provide the opportunity for other students to attend our program.
How do we pay tuition?

Foundations Academy uses a company called FACTS for tuition management. This company gives the parent complete online access to their account and gives a variety of options on your payment plan. You may pay ACH drafts at no additional fee or use debit/credit cards for a small percentage of the amount paid.

What is your application fee, registration fee, and annual tuition?

Please contact the school office at 423-596-0589 to discuss fees and schedule a tour.

What curriculum do you use?

See our Curriculum tab for a detailed list of academic and related arts/enrichment curriculum.

What is your school safety policy?

At Foundations Academy we have a full-time Security Director on sight. Our school’s exterior and hallway doors remain closed and mag-locked. Classroom doors remain closed and locked. We conduct a variety of safety drills throughout the year including, but not limited to fire, tornado, and lockdown. All staff and volunteers undergo a background check. All staff carry a walkie-talkie for quick notification of an emergency. There are a variety of other safety procedures that we are not at liberty to disclose to ensure the safety of the children.