Flora Macdonald Academy

200 North College Street
Red Springs, NC 28377-0283
Tel: (910)843-4995
Grades: PK-12 | 95 students
Flora Macdonald Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school for grades PK-12, serving Red Springs, Raeford, Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Lumberton, and surrounding areas.
The school provides a values-based college preparatory education in a small, safe, and nuturing environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Yes
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 95 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Flora Macdonald Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Biology, Calculus,
Average SAT score 1200
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $5,550
Tuition Notes Payment plans available; new family and active duty military discounts available
Admissions Director Patsy Conoley
Admissions Associate Sharon Ingle


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Science Club, Spanish Club, Student Government Association Beta Club, Science Club, Spanish Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Student Government Association,

School Notes

  • The size of our student body allows for diversity without sacrificing a concerned and caring atmosphere. Every child is know by "name and by need."
  • All of our students have opportunities for success in small classes, where they are actively involved and where there is a meaningful student-faculty rapport. Parents, community, staff, and students work collaboratively to meet high expectations in a curriculum which stimulates ethical, physical, creative, and social development and opportunity to begin lifelong learning.
  • The campus exudes a sense of history. Located in historic Red Springs on the campus which was originally Flora Macdonald College, its extensive gardens and grounds surround a building on the National Historic Registry. The past inspires the future, defined by students, ages four to seventeen, who come here looking for a history of their own.
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Member of North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
  • Member of North Carolina Independent Athletic Association

Profile last updated: 04/03/2015

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School Reviews

I have a 6th grader and a 1st grader that go to Flora McDonald, which has been renamed to Highlander Academy. It is amazing. My children have both done a complete turn around. They have gone from hating school to loving it. The teachers are awesome. They go out of their way to make sure the children understand the work. I am so happy with the school.
- Posted by Parent, 09/02/15
Very pleased, my son has been attending FMA for two years and I am impressed with the faculty and the level of education my son is receiving. Very family oriented atmosphere with a professional and focused staff. My son will continue to attend until he graduates HS.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Academic programs are better than they have been with continuous growth for the future. Music and art departments are being worked on to be up to standard by next school year, athletics is very strong and we have many club activities that are moving strongly in the 2011-2012 year. Located in an historic building in Red Springs the school offers much more for students than what is available locally. Parents are encouraged to be active participants to better make a well rounded student. Your child will be in a SAFE environment.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12

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