French Camp Academy is one of the best boarding schools in Mississippi, but it goes further than simply providing quality education. In fact, our mission is: French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.
FCA serves young people who are looking for a fresh start in life! Feeling lost in the crowd, then French Camp may be just the place for you. French Camp's home-like atmosphere provides a venue for students to continue their education in preparation for future educational opportunities while learning from a Christian world and life view, thereby discovering who they are, their purpose in life, and all their unique qualities endowed by God.
Nestled in the southern pines of Mississippi, French Camp Academy offers life transforming activities through academics, athletics, astronomy, horsemanship, short-term mission trips, living life together, and many other adventures geared toward shaping you into the fantastic person God designed you to be.
Discover French Camp today, and rediscover who you are! One of the best Mississippi Boarding Schools!.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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French Camp Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1885
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
247 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
French Camp Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
46%
Average Class Size
19 students
Average ACT score
21
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants/shorts and shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
A sliding-fee scale is used based on family income.
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,200
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bruce Hosket
Admissions Associate
Debbie Barlow
Endowment Size
$50 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Astronomy, Christian Bible Studies, Mission Trips, Service Projects

Club or Organization:
Beta Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral, Pottery, Travel Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Canoeing, Equestrian, Fishing, Paint Ball, Quarter Horse Barrel Racing, Swimming, Table Tennis

School Notes

  • Co-ed Christian boarding school for students looking for fresh beginnings
  • Work-based educational program for career focus
  • Largest observatory in Mississippi
  • 2013 State Championship Football and competitive athletics
  • 2021/2022 Girls Track & Field Champions 
  • 4-H Barrel Racing Team with 28,000 square foot covered riding arena
  • An affordable Mississippi boarding school
  • Located on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway
  • 900 acres with walking wilderness trails
  • 30-acre lake with a ropes course and zip line
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,760 for elementary schools and $6,449 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 96% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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