School News & Events

  • RFA Students Awarded Scholarships for Academic Excellence!

    Ten RFA students were awarded NYS scholarships for Academic Excellence for exceptional grades on certain Regents exams. Congratulations!

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  • RFA Students Teach Sign Language To Preschoolers

    On Thursday, November 10th four RFA students visited King's Kids Christian Pre-School (Rome Christian Center) to assist pre school students in learning sign language. The RFA students who attended were Madison Cudhea (11th grade), Lucia Davis (11th grade), Nocyia Logan (10th grade) and Jordan Accuri (10th grade).

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  • RFA Receives Sportsmanship Award!

    RFA has been awarded a Sportmanship Program Award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The section 3 sportsmanship committee selected RFA as doing a great job of promoting positive sportsmanship.

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  • 'Rome to the Dome' Community Marching Band Performance October 25 at 8 p.m., RFA Stadium - FREE

    The Rome Free Academy Marching Black Knights will host their “Rome to the Dome” community performance of their 2016 program, “The Hunger Games,” on Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. at Rome Free Academy Stadium. Admission is free and the band welcomes friends, family, band alumni, and community members of all ages.

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  • RFA’s Fermata Nowhere Performs Flash Mob for Rome Teachers FCU

    The Rome Free Academy A cappella Choir Group, 'Fermata Nowhere' performed--under the direction of Michelle Rushford--a flash mob at Rome Teachers FCU today (October 20th) singing for members.

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  • Junior-Senior Class Event

    Do you want to have an unbelievable time laughing, participating, and experiencing an altered state of reality? The Jack Hirsh Comedy Hypnosis Show is appearing October 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Rome Free Academy auditorium. Tickets are available at the door the night of the performance for $10. Presale tickets are available for $8. Please contact Rebecca Ciotti (, Paula Come (, Brenda Brockway (, or Kaila Hoskins ( for more information.

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  • Meet the RFA Boy's Varsity Soccer Team

    A short video introducing the 2016 Boy's Varsity Soccer Team coached by Chad Reese. Get out to a game and cheer them on as they make another run at the league title and sectionals

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  • RFA Football Players Volunteer at the Rome Rescue Mission

    On Saturday October 1st, several RFA football players volunteered to work a benefit to raise money for the Rescue Mission. Nate Korrigan, Tyler Redpath, Khadir Ross, Massimo Mattacola, Deondre' Boyer, Arin Samad, Craig Beach, Matt Whitteker, Walker Koagel, Bryan Rodriguez and Coach Ted Swavely were all in attendance.

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Principal's Message

Brian LeBaron, Principal of RFA
Message from RFA Principal, Brian LeBaron

As the new Principal of RFA, I am writing a simple message of gratitude, excitement, enthusiasm, and sincerity to the Rome Community and all its families.  Beginning with gratitude, I wish to express my thankfulness for giving me this opportunity to serve as the High School’s Building Leader.  As the new leader, I will begin my tenure always being available to students and parents with an open door policy to listen to concerns.  If we always show mutual respect, we can resolve any issue or problem and solve it together.  My enthusiasm is a result of being made aware of the talent of the educational staff and the great ideas the staff have on innovative measures to change what isn’t working and being willing to accomplish this daunting task with communication and collaboration.  I am excited to work with students who have shown themselves to be respectful, caring, and genuine.  Students who were willing to introduce themselves, talk with me and ask me questions when I visited RFA.  It was very impressive.  I am sincere when I say that this is a great school in a great community with great kids and families, and together we will become amazing in all aspects that a district can become; academics, fine arts, curriculum and instruction, and athletics.  Every journey begins with 1 small step, so please don’t hesitate to visit us at RFA and say hello; our doors are open.


Have a wonderful but safe summer! 

RFA Principal, Brian LeBaron 

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