Fayette St Academy

  • Fayette Street Academy is a small alternative elementary/middle school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • We are a private independent not for profit, co-educational school, teaching students ages six through fourteen.
  • One advantage of our small school is that all teachers know all children.
  • Therefore no child is lost or ignored.  Feed back, not a letter grade is given to children in writing, singing, mathematics or art.
  • Students and teachers are not restricted to standard text book material.
  • Teachers create and research material in an ever evolving exploration aimed at meeting the needs of each child.
  • Parents are an integral part of their child's learning.
  • Helping with homework; joining in the rhythm of baseball and craft weeks; teaching a two hour class with others for Parents' Weeks; cleaning and fixing up the buildings during the annual Clean Up Week are some of the ways parents support their student at Fayette.
  • We are a unique and very successful school.  For close to 30 years our students have taken how to learn in an integrated, self referenced way with them on their journey through high school and college.
  • We welcome you on any of our open-door visiting days throughout the school year.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-7

Student Body

Total Students36 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Fayette St Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Fayette Street Academy is a small alternative elementary/middle school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • We are a private independent not for profit, co-educational school, teaching students ages six through fourteen.
  • One advantage of our small school is that all teachers know all children.
  • Therefore no child is lost or ignored.
  • Feed back, not a letter grade is given to children in writing, singing, mathematics or art.
  • Students and teachers are not restricted to standard text book material.
  • Teachers create and research material in an ever evolving exploration aimed at meeting the needs of each child.
  • Parents are an integral part of their child's learning.
  • Helping with homework; joining in the rhythm of baseball and craft weeks; teaching a two hour class with others for Parents' Weeks; cleaning and fixing up the buildings during the annual Clean Up Week are some of the ways parents support their student at Fayette.
  • We are a unique and very successful school.
  • For close to 30 years our students have taken how to learn in an integrated, self referenced way with them on their journey through high school and college.
  • We welcome you on any of our open-door visiting days throughout the school year.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
This school is not only a wonderful learning experience for myself but I have met countless amazing children and teachers. Me being a munchkin [5th grade] I have learned so much and am so grateful to Fayette street academy or with Bara the school dog roaming about endogamy!
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5  
My child feels safe, confident and inspired at Fayette.
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My son started at Fayette mid-year in fourth grade. He had been falling through the cracks at one of the top public schools in the district. Within a couple months, the transformation was remarkable. He went from a kid who was to struggling to engage successfully in the academic program to a student who was beginning to find some traction academically, and really begin to show up. It has been almost three years since he moved and he is now a strong, confident, fully engaged student. His teacher at the school has managed to meet him where he is every step of the way to keep him challenged and feeling successfully engaged. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to any family in Santa Fe in search of a supportive, loving, academic environment for its children.
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5  
The homework is spread out over the week, allowing the individual child to choose what they work on any given day. This has taught my daughter personal responsibility, time management, and a deeper understanding of where she is on any given day and what she can handle on any given day. Her dedication to the work she chooses to do makes a big difference in her success in learning the work as she does it. The teachers have the skill and time to focus on the student's individual needs. The teachers are in constant discussion. They are involved with all aspects of the school and the curriculum. My child has been given the opportunity at this wonderful school to develop her emotional intelligence and a civic minded perspective.The students in the school who experience learning differences are given what they need to excel while also keeping them active and integrated in the entire school community. If there is a problem within in the student body it is dealt with quickly, effectively, compassionately, and directly. This school has made a world of difference to my child, who was doing well at her old school, but was slowly shutting down in order to cope with the chaos at that school. Fayette has given her a place to grow and nurture her authentic self - a person of curiosity, intelligence, character, and playfulness.
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5  
Our child adores Fayette! With its small classes, challenging curriculum, and walks to nearby parks and concerts, Fayette is a great balance between the intellectual and the physical. Our child has learned to focus, manage time, and to be a postive part of a great community! Some of our child's favorites at Fayette are:LatinMathTree-climbing days. (In fact, alumni return for these days!)Traditions from birthdays to craft weeksAfter 7 years at Fayette, our child will be well prepared to take on all of the challenges of high school and beyond!!If we could give more stars than 5, we certainly would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My son attended Fayette middle school for two years. He emerged more than ready for high school, with his love of learning and love of school intact. The school manages to be both challenging academically and very human at the same time, with a small supportive environment allowing each child room for their own strengths and vulnerabilities, both academically and socially. It's a wonderful place.
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The finest school in Santa Fe. Should your child be fortunate to find a place at this unique educational environment, consider yourself lucky! As a former superintendant of schools said, "Fayette produces students eager to learn and prepared to move forward with confidence and excellence." There is no other place like Fayette!
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