Fort Worth Academy

7301 Dutch Branch Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76132-0761
Tel: (817)370-1191
Grades: K-8 | 230 students
Founded in 1982, Fort Worth Academy is a vibrant and exciting, co-educational, private, independent K-8 day school.
The Academy is unique in its commitment to young people.
Leading-edge, research-based approaches to teaching and learning in combination with a spirit of collaboration, cooperation, and kindness set the school apart.
The faculty and staff are highly dedicated and committed to continuing their own learning.
They work in partnership; side-by-side with students, parents, and each other. The atmosphere is comfortable, yet well-disciplined.
Expectations are high, yet risk-taking is encouraged.
With class sizes of no more than 15 students, relationships are strong and the community spirit is without equal.
We are always looking ahead, yet the traditions of the past keep us solidly grounded.
When your child enrolls, the whole family becomes part of something great.
Joining the Academy means more than an exceptional private school education, it means participating in a history of excellence and innovation.
The Academy, where the commitments are profound and the outcomes are incredible.
The best education begins here.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Fort Worth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,568
Tuition Notes 28% of our population receives financial aid
Admissions Director Holly Kiser
Admissions Associate Jennifer Rand, Ph.D.


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoftballTrack and Field,
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School Reviews

Our two children attend Fort Worth Academy and are thriving at this incredible school. We moved to the area recently and were looking for a school with small class sizes, individual learning to help them reach their potential, all in a nurturing positive environment that would build a love of learning. Tall order, right? My husband and I believe wholehearted that we found just that here. We had a lot of options in private schools to choose from but there is truly something special about Fort Worth Academy. The staff members are passionate about providing the best education possible and it shows in everything they do. Maybe the most telling thing to us that Fort Worth Academy is the right fit, is how much our kids LOVE school. They can hardly wait to get out of the car each morning to start their day and are excited to tell me what they learned each afternoon. As a parent, it doesn't get much better than that!
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/16
I have two kids in Lower School at Academy. Both are doing very well and enjoy school. They are happy walking into school and usually still happy at the end of the day. The curriculum is every bit as demanding as other area private schools but the approach to learning and the overall feel of the school is much more relaxed- which is a proven need for learning (higher stress results in reduced learning). We love that the class sizes are small and our kids are taking an active role in their learning. I've found that the teachers know and respect the students as individuals and usually allow each student to tailor projects to their own interests. I know I made the right choice whenever I see them happily skipping around the corner or so engrossed in their work that they don't even notice I'm there. I would recommend scheduling a visit to the school- it really does need to be experienced firsthand. And the welcome you get doesn't end after you sign the contract- it's a nice place to be and I feel good having my kids there.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
This school has given my children the opportunity to develop into the respectful, kind and confident learners they are today. Fort Worth Academy tailors its instructional methods perfectly for the age and ability level of each of its students - including three similar yet distinct experiences for each of my children. In fact, it seems to far exceed the technological capacity of any of the other private schools in Fort Worth. Teachers know when to push as well as when to relax their demands on students. The academic preparation for high school is success is spot on. The athletics program provides opportunities for FUN, competition, growth and leadership. The social environment is small, kind and demands a high level of respect for each and every child, teacher and parent. I am so proud and grateful to be a part of this school community.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
Fort Worth Academy is the best school in Fort Worth! The students enjoy school and learning. They are taught to succeed by allowing them to retake a test or quiz that they may have scored poorly on. It's a very encouraging environment. I LOVE seeing my Middle Schooler with a smile on his face!
- Posted by Parent, 04/15/16
I have been so impressed with Fort Worth Academy! My son is currently in kindergarten and is excited to go to school every day. The staff and teachers exemplify passion and love in everything they do, and the small class sizes allow them to spend more time with individual students. My son has blossomed in this environment and my family feels so thankful to have found such an amazing school.
- Posted by Parent, 01/01/16

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Fort Worth, TX is $9,114 for elementary schools and $8,354 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fort Worth, TX is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).