The Fayetteville Academy

Private | PK-12


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Posted 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

Posted January 6, 2014

Fantastic! My kids enjoy everything about it! I've never seen them so excited to go to school.
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Posted 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.
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Posted August 2, 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.
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Posted 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

Posted June 4, 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

Posted 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.
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Posted 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!!!!!
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Posted September 6, 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!
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted May 1, 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!
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Posted March 16, 2009

Average school. Overpriced for the quality of education you will received.

Posted 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

Posted April 3, 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.
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Posted July 8, 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.
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Posted 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

Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted September 9, 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.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 53%
Asian 11% N/A
Black 9% 32%
Two or more races 8% N/A
Hispanic 4% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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3200 Cliffdale Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
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