Fayetteville Academy

Fayetteville Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school for Grades PK-12, serving Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas.
Offering much individual attention, the Academy strives to promote each student's total development emphasizing academic, social, physical, and emotional growth.
Fayetteville Academy develops and maintains a strong educational community in which intellectual, emotional, and social integrity are encouraged.
The Academy offers a challenging academic curriculum and places an emphasis upon service to others, personal integrity, and respect for diversity.
The Academy emphasizes strong characteristics of the independent school tradition: rigorous academics, interscholastic athletics, fine arts, technology and a commitment to high moral values.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,470
  • Acceptance rate: 82%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Fayetteville Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
388 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Fayetteville Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1230
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Appropriate clothing per school handbook

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition scale ranges from $13,480 - $18,190 - based upon grade level and/or school division
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,199
Acceptance Rate
82%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Barb Lambert

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, Builders Club, Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Club, International Club, Key Club, Latin Club, Lego Robotics, Math Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Scripps Spelling Bee, Spanish Club, Student Government Association, Students Ambassadors

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Junior Varsity Chorus, Lower School Chorus, Mens Chorus, National Art Society, National Junior Art Society, Theater, Varsity Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
15 sports, 23 NCISSA state championships, 25 teams, Varsity Boys Soccer team 10th in nation

School Notes

  • Fayetteville Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school for Grades PK-12, serving Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas. Offering much individual attention, the Academy strives to promote each student's total development emphasizing academic, social, physical, and emotional growth. Fayetteville Academy develops and maintains a strong educational community in which intellectual, emotional, and social integrity are encouraged. The Academy offers a challenging academic curriculum and places an emphasis upon service to others, personal integrity, and respect for diversity. The Academy emphasizes strong characteristics of the independent school tradition: rigorous academics, interscholastic athletics, fine arts, technology and a commitment to high moral values.
  • Full-time College Counselor
  • Full-time School Counselor
  • Full-time Nurse
  • On-site PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT, ACT testing
  • On campus Summer Odyssey Camp Program during summer months
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fayetteville Academy cost?
Fayetteville Academy's tuition is approximately $19,470 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Fayetteville Academy?
The acceptance rate of Fayetteville Academy is 82%, which is lower than the national average of 87%.
What sports does Fayetteville Academy offer?
Fayetteville Academy offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Fayetteville Academy's ranking?
Fayetteville Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Fayetteville Academy?
The application deadline for Fayetteville Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
I am an alumni and current parent (K, 3rd and 11th grade exchange student from Brazil). We are continually impressed by the offering Fayetteville Academy has given us. The school is filled with wonderful students, teachers, admin, and staff!! Go Eagles!!
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5  
By far the BEST school in town - the rigorous academic curriculum, early introduction to college-style course/class transition, extensive elective offerings, strong cultural acceptance, individual attention to each student's needs (academic, emotional, etc.), superior teacher population, and outstanding leadership cadre are just some of the positive aspects of FA; I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that ALL kids and families are safe and welcome here! Our daughter has attended FA since PreK and is now in 3rd grade; as a shy child, she has found confidence at FA and is maturing under the influence of amazing peers, teachers, and older/younger fellow students. FA offers scholarships and can be an affordable alternative to other local private schools while allowing for a diverse and accepting environment - our kiddos are truly HAPPY here!!!
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5  
We enrolled our daughter into Fayetteville Academy based on the recommendations from our friends and other parents. We have seen great strides in our daughter's educational career. She likes the small class sizes, and the opportunities offered to her. We are excited that they are opening a lower school STEAM lab and a virtual reality learning station to follow along with the middle-and upper school STEAM labs. She loves the school book fairs, play performances, and field trips. We like the one-on-one attention our daughter receives and the level of communication between parent and teacher.
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5  
I moved here from Florida May 2018, to start the Middle-and Upper School STEAM program in the brand new SMARTLAB. What a wonderful place to work! Everyone is friendly and helpful, everyone new and old blend together and participate in everything there is to offer. And there's SO MUCH on offer! Come and take a look for yourself and when you do, make sure you stop by the SMARTLAB. You should be here.
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5  
We have been at Fayetteville Academy for 2 years now. We enjoy the small classes, teachers, and individual attention by child receives. The school has a family feel to it and were very welcoming to us when we started. I like that the schools offers a smartLab , music, theater, lots of sports and Spanish classes.
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5  
Our son attended Fayetteville Academy from grades 6-12. We chose this school for two reasons, its academic standings (which speak for themselves) and the student to teacher ratio. In a year and a half our son went for just passing english and math to excelling in these areas. In addition he expanded his vocabulary far beyond what I knew as a middle and high school student. This attests to the rigor, high standards, and personal investment of the teachers to provide students an unequaled college preparatory experience. To share an interesting tidbit, while on vacation during our sons freshman year we were going to stay an extra day out of town, asking him his response was "well I really need to get home and finish my home work for the following week", what child has ever said that? This again attest to the positive and supporting learning environment created by the faculty and staff.
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5  
We made the absolute best choice sending our children to Fayetteville Academy. They have been given opportunities that far exceed our expectations. The children are thriving and we honestly, couldn't be happier. Academics, arts, sports, and more - Making our children incredibly well-rounded global citizens.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,470
  • Acceptance rate: 82%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fayetteville, NC is $6,446 for elementary schools and $6,602 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fayetteville, NC is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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