Foundation Christian Academy

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Foundation Christian Academy
(Hillsborough County)
Coordinates27°52′58″N 82°13′50″W / 27.88275°N 82.2305°W / 27.88275; -82.2305Coordinates: 27°52′58″N 82°13′50″W / 27.88275°N 82.2305°W / 27.88275; -82.2305
TypePrivate School, high school
MottoPreparing hands to serve the community and feet to serve the world with love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
School districtHillsborough
PrincipalJonathan Smith
Number of students400 (2017)
Color(s)Burgundy, White, and Navy               
Team namePanthers
RivalsSeffner Christian
AccreditationNational Christian School Association[1]

Foundation Christian Academy (FCA) is a private Christian school serving pre-kindergarten through high school students located in Valrico, Florida, United States. It was established in 1992. Foundation Christian Academy enrolls over 400 students. Originally co-located in Bell Shoals Church of Christ, the school moved to its current location on the former site of a miniature horse farm on Lithia-Pinecrest road in 2005.[2] In 2016, the school purchased 20 additional acres of land adjacent to the existing 6.5 acre site. A gymnasium was completed in the fall of 2016.[3]


The school's athletic teams are referred to as the Panthers. FCA has competed in the FHSAA since 2008 and fields teams in basketball, cross-country, soccer, and volleyball. By 2020 the school plans to add football, flag football, and track and field.[3] The school also hosts the Tony Saladino III Baseball Academy.[4]


  1. ^ Maul, Derek (23 May 2013). "For Clam Farmer, Family Gets Priority". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ KENNEY, LINDA CHION (4 December 2013). "Valrico land auction includes 11 miniature horses". Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b Mentel, Bonnie (25 February 2016). "Foundation Christian Academy, High School Begins $4.5 Million Expansion". Osprey Observer. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Brandon After-School Program Literally On The Ball".