Website: www.fayettevilleacademy.com
The original Fayetteville Academy was established in 1791 as a school for both males and females. It was the goal of the original founders to establish a private school within the community that would offer its students a program encompassing the best in academic, cultural, patriotic, and social ideals.

 The current Fayetteville Academy, although not an heir to the original Fayetteville Academy by continuous charter, was established in 1970 as a school that would embody the rich heritage of the original Fayetteville Academy.

In 1969 a group of dedicated men and women had the commitment and passion to create a premier independent college preparatory school that would embrace “The Three A’s”-Academics, Arts, and Athletics. This dedicated group of trustees seized the moment and recognized “Futura Est In Praesentia,” and their vision and quest for excellence became the foundation for The Fayetteville Academy. In selecting the name Fayetteville Academy, it was the hope of the original board to create a school that would distinguish itself as a leader in private education as the original Fayetteville Academy had done.

Thus, in September of 1970, under the leadership of the first headmaster, Mr. Joseph Lassiter, The Fayetteville Academy opened with approximately 100 students in grades 1-10. During the first year, the entire school was housed in what is today the Lower School. The following year the gym would be built and named in honor of Mr. Oscar L. Norris, the Chairman of the original Board of Directors. In 1972, the Upper School addition was completed to accommodate the first graduating class. In the spring of 1973, the former Lafayette School merged with the Academy. During the following school year, two campuses were maintained while the Middle School building was being completed. That same year, the gymnasium building was enlarged to include a lunchroom and more physical education facilities. Between 1973 and 1975, a baseball field, soccer field, and track were constructed. In 1979, the Barbour tennis courts were built. In 1981, the administration and media center buildings were completed, and in the fall of 1993, the Jones Science and Math Center was added. The new gymnasium and Jordan Soccer Field and Physical Fitness Center were completed in 1997. In 2001, the Alumni Center for Fine Arts opened and provided outstanding facilities for the art, choral music, and band studios. Also in 2001, the Lawing Baseball Complex became a reality. The Wood Technology and Learning Center was opened in the fall of 2002, and in 2004, the Kishbaugh Center for Writing and Creative Learning was created as a living legacy to Ryan Patrick Kishbaugh.

Today, with enrollment of approximately 400 students and a staff of 65, the school is guided by Head of School, Ray Quesnel, and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jim Keener. Fayetteville Academy takes pride in its history, while at the same time continues to embrace the ideas of the original founders and their passion and commitment to “Futura Est In Praesentia.”

Fayetteville Academy, we pride ourselves on upholding a tradition of academic excellence that began in 1970. The Academy is the only independent, non-sectarian, PK – 12th grade school in Cumberland County.We provide a unique learning environment where children are encouraged to explore every opportunity, set and exceed expectations, and expand their knowledge base daily. Small class sizes, a safe and caring atmosphere, and numerous extracurricular activities ensure that each child at the Academy receives a unique educational experience.

Website: www.fayettevilleacademy.com
The original Fayetteville Academy was established in 1791 as a school for both males and females. It was the goal of the original founders to establish a private school within the community that would offer its students a program encompassing the best in academic, cultural, patriotic, and social ideals.

 The current Fayetteville Academy, although not an heir to the original Fayetteville Academy by continuous charter, was established in 1970 as a school that would embody the rich heritage of the original Fayetteville Academy.

In 1969 a group of dedicated men and women had the commitment and passion to create a premier independent college preparatory school that would embrace “The Three A’s”-Academics, Arts, and Athletics. This dedicated group of trustees seized the moment and recognized “Futura Est In Praesentia,” and their vision and quest for excellence became the foundation for The Fayetteville Academy. In selecting the name Fayetteville Academy, it was the hope of the original board to create a school that would distinguish itself as a leader in private education as the original Fayetteville Academy had done.

Thus, in September of 1970, under the leadership of the first headmaster, Mr. Joseph Lassiter, The Fayetteville Academy opened with approximately 100 students in grades 1-10. During the first year, the entire school was housed in what is today the Lower School. The following year the gym would be built and named in honor of Mr. Oscar L. Norris, the Chairman of the original Board of Directors. In 1972, the Upper School addition was completed to accommodate the first graduating class. In the spring of 1973, the former Lafayette School merged with the Academy. During the following school year, two campuses were maintained while the Middle School building was being completed. That same year, the gymnasium building was enlarged to include a lunchroom and more physical education facilities. Between 1973 and 1975, a baseball field, soccer field, and track were constructed. In 1979, the Barbour tennis courts were built. In 1981, the administration and media center buildings were completed, and in the fall of 1993, the Jones Science and Math Center was added. The new gymnasium and Jordan Soccer Field and Physical Fitness Center were completed in 1997. In 2001, the Alumni Center for Fine Arts opened and provided outstanding facilities for the art, choral music, and band studios. Also in 2001, the Lawing Baseball Complex became a reality. The Wood Technology and Learning Center was opened in the fall of 2002, and in 2004, the Kishbaugh Center for Writing and Creative Learning was created as a living legacy to Ryan Patrick Kishbaugh.

Today, with enrollment of approximately 400 students and a staff of 65, the school is guided by Head of School, Ray Quesnel, and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jim Keener. Fayetteville Academy takes pride in its history, while at the same time continues to embrace the ideas of the original founders and their passion and commitment to “Futura Est In Praesentia.”

Fayetteville Academy, we pride ourselves on upholding a tradition of academic excellence that began in 1970. The Academy is the only independent, non-sectarian, PK – 12th grade school in Cumberland County.We provide a unique learning environment where children are encouraged to explore every opportunity, set and exceed expectations, and expand their knowledge base daily. Small class sizes, a safe and caring atmosphere, and numerous extracurricular activities ensure that each child at the Academy receives a unique educational experience.

Schools Profile

  • 13 to 1 student-teacher ratio
  • SAT scores exceed local, state, and national averages
  • 49% of faculty and staff hold advanced degrees
  • Annually, approximately 26% of our students receive more than $493,000 in financial aid
  • Typically, 100% of our students are accepted to four-year colleges and universities
  • The Academy's college counselor to student ratio is 34 to 1, compared to the national average of 300 to 1.
  • More than $17 million awarded in college scholarships 2005-2013
  • 35% of student body come from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • 27% of our students are military dependents
  • Between 2005-2013, nearly 80% of all college applications filed by seniors resulted in acceptances
  • 25 teams compete in 19 different sports
  • 80% of students participate on an athletic team
  • 15 Advanced Placement classes
  • Full-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs
  • Fine Arts program, including theatre, beginning in pre-kindergarten
  • Theatrical opportunities in all three divisions
  • Wachovia Cup 2-A Champions in 2008-2009
  • 22 State Championships during the years 2000-2013
  • The Academy has an Honor Code in all three school divisions to help instill personal integrity in each student
  • There are no locks on the lockers at the Academy

Fayetteville Academy is an independent, college preparatory school that encourages students to achieve their full potential by offering exceptional opportunities in academics, fine arts, and athletics. The Academy emphasizes scholarship, honor, leadership, and citizenship.

Core Values

Scholarship

  • The Academy instills and nurtures a passion for learning that goes beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge.
  • The Academy teaches students how to think, not what to think, thus empowering them to be creative problem solvers.

Honor

  • The Academy instills in students a genuine desire to adhere to moral and ethical principles.
  • The Academy gives students the courage to face adversity and challenges in the face of community and global realities.
  • The Academy teaches students to respect themselves and others regardless of differences and perspectives.

Leadership

Leadership

  • The Academy develops future leaders by offering a wide variety of leadership opportunities for students and by encouraging students to grow as independent thinkers and engaged human beings.
  • The Academy community takes responsibility for its actions and/or inactions and engages in honest self-reflection.
  • The Academy instills a work ethic in students that will enable them to be successful, productive, and humane in their future endeavors.

Citizenship

  • The Academy develops responsible citizens at school, local, national, and global levels.
  • The Academy inspires in students a desire to give back to the school and local community in the form of volunteer service.
  • Recognizing the strength of our diversity and the interdependency of our community, the Academy values a collaborative and democratic decision-making process.

The Academy establishes policies and procedures which ensure that all members of the school community are treated with justice, respect, and compassion.