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K-12
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Fayetteville, NC
Students enrolled: 380

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3200 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

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September 30, 2014
Although there is a great financial aid program, it is still very expensive, especially for more than one child; however, it is worth it! We have had some amazing teachers and the new headmaster and head of lower school are extremely friendly and welcoming. I love this school, and, although I have had some issues with the efficacy of the guidance counselor here, I still believe this school to be academically superior.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2014
The Fayetteville Academy is an okay school. The teachers are excellent. The class sizes are very small. The kids however are very stuck-up and preppy. You can tell some of these kids have never worked for anything in their lives and have just had everything handed to them. I am sad to say that they don't get to experience what is really happening in the real world because the have a safety net of their family's money to catch them if they mess up. Not everyone her is like that, but most of them are.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2014
Fayetteville Academy has met and exceeded every expectation we had hoped for. What may surprise some, is what a warm and welcoming environment exists. The school talks about the Fayetteville Academy family/community and the staff/teachers/adminsitrators live up to this. The communication from staff is fantastic. I have recieved emails from staff on Saturday evening! Academics are clearly the best in this region as SAT scores and scholarships objectively attest to. But all kids have the opportunity to participate in sports (over 80% of high school), band, arts such as drama, mock trial, lego robotics, and much more. There truly is something for everyone. I would like to echo how impressed we have been with the diversity of the school and different backgrounds of students, especially the number of military families.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
We have found the Fayetteville Academy to be academically rigorous and to provide excellent opportunities for our children to reach their full potential in the class room as well as in other activities. The teachers have the flexibility to teach students without excessive interference from the administration. We think that is why so many of the teachers have been there for so long! We have found it to be unique in unexpected ways, the honor code system seems to actually work here. Our child has no lock on her locker. It is a place where high school students seem to get along with middle school and lower school students! The school is consistent in having high expectations for our student whether in the class room or participating in other activities. We are also pleased with how diverse the school is. It is definitely not a "country club" type of private school. The kids seem to have all sorts of backgrounds which we find to be a beneficial environment for us. We researched all the other schools in town and have found the FA to be a great investment for the future of our kids!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Academically speaking, this school FAR exceeded our expectations compared to Cumberland County Schools. I have personally seen the school remove a student because of behavior. The teachers have the utmost respect for the children and treat them as teachers should. You can't go wrong choosing Fayetteville Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2014
Run!!! This school is all show. When it comes to grades and test score my child was 2 grade levels below her grade. If you search this school just had administration turn over due to failing scores. They were threatened to be sued if they didn't remove all administration. Over priced and now my child is failing in public school. Any child who starts failing they will kick them out that's why they say 100% go to college. My child is so damaged by this school. Don't let it fool you. They also tell parents their children have add or ADHD if they start doing bad. 5 out of the 10 in our class were told that. They hold no responsibility for their actions and blame the parents. Child went there for 5 years.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2014
Fantastic! My kids enjoy everything about it! I've never seen them so excited to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
This is our 2nd year at Fayetteville Academy having moved here for Middle and High school. The education these children are getting far exceeds my expectations and doesn't even come close to the lack of education the public school is offering. We couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Our daughter has attended Fayetteville Academy since preschool and will be a senior. What a wonderful experience we have had. This school has not only prepared my daughter for college but for life as well. It is like having a second family. I would strongly recommend this school. It is the best gift you could ever give your child.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
We could not be happier with the choice to send our children here. Fayetteville Academy has, by far, the highest academic standards in the area. The school also offers successful sports programs, a fantastic choral & art program, and caring teachers. Although this is a private school, FA avoids catering to and relenting under the "privileged and popular" local families that the public schools are forced to deal with. There is NO bullying tolerated at this school. We have found the students (new students and students that have always gone here), as well as their parents, to be very welcoming. This school is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
My daughter enrolled in the Fayetteville Academy after a year at Jack Britt HS and Massey Hill Classical, where she had struggled. Many parents in the Fayetteville area who are unfamiliar with Fayetteville may look to the test scores of Jack Britt, Terry Sanford, etc., and feel they can get their child properly educated with minimal cost. In my personal experience, the social problems at the public schools in Fayetteville are far worse than portrayed by the district. The Academy is the antithesis: excellent, no-excuses, no-compromise academic standards and instruction, an environment of achievement, and very few 'delinquent' pressures. The tuition is the most reasonable in the entire Southern US for the education you and your kids are getting. I kick myself for not enrolling both my children here full time!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2011
We transferred our child here in 5th grade from another private school. This move has been the best decision we could have possibly made for my child s education. The Academy is superior in teaching a curriculum that is advanced from most other institutions. They are skilled in balancing learning the essentials and providing an array of enrichment classes. From Art to Taekwondo, from Spanish to soccer, there seems to be something for every child at this school. After seeing what all the younger classes get to experience, our only regret is that we didn t start this school sooner.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
We just started FA this year in PreK. We pulled our children from another local private school and couldn't be happier with our decision!! The teachers are warm and loving. The kids love going to school. Small class size, challenging and fun academics which lays the foundation of a love for learning. Worth every penny!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
This school is by far the best choice in Cumberland County. It features small class sizes, caring, educated teachers, and excellent academic programs. But more importantly, the school has been dedicated to becoming even better - over the past few years they have added many new AP classes, a director of academic affairs position, new math and reading programs at the lower school level, and begun teaching new "competencies" to get our children ready for the 21st century. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
Excellent school my kids love it both of them. the only downfall is the cliques that seem to be hard for some kids to deal with or be welcomed into.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
This has been our daughter's first year at the Academy. She loves her school and we are very pleased with everything. The teachers are wonderful, the academic level is very high, and the athletic program is one of the best I have seen. The student body is very multicultural and our daughter has learned many things about different countries and religions from her friends. I am glad the Academy has nothing to do with the mediocrity we had to go through at another local private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
I love my school! Sure starting off to the academy in 9th grade was difficult, but now in by 3rd year here I see it was the best choice plus everyone is so loving once they warm up to you. Living in Fayetteville, I can see this as the best choice of schooling for any child who wishes to succeed. There is something here for any child no matter what they might be interested in. I'm a student at the Academy, and I love it!

- submitted by a student
March 16, 2009
Average school. Overpriced for the quality of education you will received.

- submitted by a community member
December 22, 2008
We lovew this school, small class sizes, teachers are able to work with the the students more one on one. from day one we felt like we were part of a family. the only sad part is the we moved away to another state.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2008
My son came from public school and started at FA in the 6th grade. He felt at home right away. The academics and athletic programs are great. This school did wonders for my child and I will be forever grateful.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2007
Our daughter has attended the Academy for the past five years. In that time, we have watched her grow and excel both scholastically and athletically. The academic curriculum offers a sufficient range of courses from college prep to advance placement which positions students well for acceptance into the more challenging colleges. Teacher quality is excellent. Teachers who are not do not have their contracts renewed. The athletic programs are exceptional. Because of the small school size our daughter has had the opportunity to participate and develop in sports that she may not have had she attended a larger public school. Finally, Academy parents take a very active role in the many different school activities. Overall, we would strongly recommend the Academy to all parents and prospective students.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
We started in Pre-K with our son who is now in high school. We are very pleased with the academics, sports, and social aspects of the school. We thought he would want to go to a bigger school starting in middle school, but he was so happy that was never an issue. The grass is not greener on the other side. Parents in my neighborhood report problems in our school district with class size, discipline, and apathetic parents. Not at FA. The student body is diverse and that diversity is valued by all. We are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2007
I have been very pleased with the entire school. It is a tight knit family & like tight knit families, there are both positives and minuses. After being in the public schools here (and I was fine with them at the time), I am thrilled with the difference. The academics have really challenged my children and I have seen my children actually learn how to study and I have really learned how to help them study. The curriculum is tough but the teachers go the extra mile every time and are really into their work. The children FEEL that difference. I wouldn't think twice about sending my children to Fayetteville Academy. IT has been worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2005
We have been with the Academy for over 4 years now. Our child is at the High school level. Most of the teaching staff is exceptional. The only problem with FAE is that it is such a tight knit family and some new students find it difficult to break into their clicks. As far as academics I believe it is a little limited. Sports are a main focus and not lacking at FAE. I would not hesitate to have my child in the elementary program, but would think twice beyond 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2003
We chose FA for our 1st grader because it was the only private school that screens for behavior before enrolling a child. The reason we withdrew our child from public school was because of the behavior problems in the classroom and the teacher's inability to control the class.

- submitted by a parent
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Fayetteville Academy
3200 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC  28303
Last modified Fayetteville Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Fayetteville Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top