French Broad River Academy

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French Broad River Academy Photo #1 - A typical whitewater canoeing field lesson at French Broad River Academy
We offer two single-gender middle-school (grades 6-8) campuses, one for girls and one for boys. We prepare students for success in high school, college, and the increasingly competitive world beyond by combining a rigorous academic curriculum with relevant, purposeful learning experiences on the French Broad River, its surrounding watershed, and international field experiences.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,975
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2009

Student Body

Total Students
144 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
French Broad River Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(polo shirt, khakis)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes all school materials, textbooks, a laptop for in-school use, certain uniform items, some meals, and all domestic field lessons, overnight trips, and the Costa Rica International Field Experience.
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Douglas

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, MATHCOUNTS Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Ski and Snowboard Club

School Notes

  • Our mission is to build character and integrity for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership.
  • We offer two middle-school (grades 6-8) campuses, one for girls and one for boys. We prepare students for success in high school, college, and the increasingly competitive world beyond by combining a rigorous academic curriculum with relevant, purposeful learning experiences on the French Broad River, its surrounding watershed, and international locations.
  • The result of the FBRA experience is young people who are mature, confident, respectful, grounded, and upstanding, who are comfortable speaking in public, at ease in leadership positions, and happy working independently or with others. Involved in their communities, FBRA students display integrity and awareness, and become ready not just to succeed in world, but poised to actively, positively contribute to it.
  • The result of the FBRA experience is young people who are mature, confident, respectful, grounded, and upstanding, who are comfortable speaking in public, at ease in leadership positions, and happy working independently or with others. Involved in their communities, FBRA students display integrity and awareness, and become ready not just to succeed in world, but poised to actively, positively contribute to it.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,975
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

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