Fort Worth Academy

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 authetic, project-based learning and its distinctive E.L.I. (entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation) initiative.
Leading-edge, research-based approaches to teaching and learning in combination with a spirit of collaboration, cooperation, and kindness set the school apart.
The expert faculty and staff members are highly dedicated to student success 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 combine advanced academics with innovative methods.  When your child enrolls, the whole family becomes part of something great.
Graduates are actively recruited by top high schools, and 99% of graduates enter their high school of first choice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1982

Student Body

Total Students209 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Fort Worth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,293
Tuition NotesTuition for the 2021-22 school year starts at $20,293 for the lowest grade (kindergarten) and caps at $22,852 for the highest (8th). 28% of our population receives financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateJennifer Rand


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoftballTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • We focus on childhood, early adolescence and providing highly personalized instruction. Fort Worth Academy is uniquely prepared to ensure each student begins high school with a foundation for academic and lifelong success. 
  • We respect our students` unique strengths and learning profiles and progressively design courses of education that challenge, motivate and intrigue. Through this flexible and dynamic approach, your student will become increasingly confident, focused and enthusiastic about learning. And after actively participating in guiding the course of their own education, eighth grade students are prepared to make an informed choice about which high school to attend and are aggressively recruited by elite high schools.
  • OUR COMMITMENTS: Small classes and highly-personalized instruction, Dynamic and creative teachers devoted to each and every child, and Exciting and academically challenging experiences focused on entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.
  • OUR OUTCOMES ARE INCREDIBLE: Graduates that are empowered, confident individuals who are making a difference; Enthusiastic students who assume responsibility for their learning; Exceptional graduates who are aggressively recruited by premier high schools, with 99% admitted to the first-choice high school.

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    Grades: K-12 | 1055 students
    2.9 miles
    4200 Country Day Lane
    Fort Worth, TX 76109
    (817) 302-3209
    2.9 K-12
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    Harvest Christian School
    (Assembly of God)
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    4.4 miles
    7501 Crowley Rd
    Fort Worth, TX 76134
    (817) 568-0021
    4.4 K-8
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    All Saints Catholic School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 154 students
    9.8 miles
    2006 N Houston St
    Fort Worth, TX 76164
    (817) 624-2670
    9.8 PK-8
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    Grades: NS-8 | 41 students
    11.2 miles
    2401 Oakland Blvd
    Fort Worth, TX 76103
    (817) 534-2189
    11.2 NS-8
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    Grades: PK-12 | 405 students
    15.7 miles
    7050 Lake Country Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76179
    (817) 710-1142
    15.7 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
My children LOVE this school from the teachers the students to the challenging curriculum. Fort Worth Academy integrates compassion into their teaching standards, emphasizes the importance of values, and builds leaders through each of their classes and lessons. The administration is open minded and think outside the box to make Fort Worth Academy a successful educational experience for the students. My favorite part about Fort Worth Academy is knowing that they are committed to teaching the whole child, their approach is innovative and invaluable in fully preparing my children to be active participants in an ever changing world! We LOVE this school.
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We looked at a lot of options for our daughter, but after careful consideration FWA seemed the perfect fit for our family. We have never regretted that decision because our expectations have been met in so many ways. Starting with the devoted teachers, the concerned administration and the vibrant atmosphere we could not of asked for more. We're looking forward to years ahead.
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We moved from out of state and chose Fort Worth Academy for the small classroom sizes and the 1:1 curriculum. It is so wonderful to have a small teacher to child ratio as it allows an opportunity for the curriculum to be tailored to every style of learner. It is refreshing to see a school that sets every child up for academic success.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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The average private school tuition in Fort Worth, TX is $7,591 for elementary schools and $11,490 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fort Worth, TX is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).