A Few Words About Our School

Fayetteville Academy Original Building

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.


Fayetteville Academy is ranked in the 2021 Niche.com for the Fayetteville, NC area:
#1 – Best Private K-12 Schools
#1 – Best Private High Schools
#1 – Best College Prep Private High Schools
#1 – Best High Schools for STEM

Fayetteville Academy has the area’s only three certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioners! Charley Curry, Gabriela Ostendorf and Elizabeth Prince bring their expertise to Lower School students after school through a small group intensive program and a whole group intervention program. This Lower School program reinforces skills being taught in the classroom and bridges the gap for students that benefit from extra support.

The Numbers…

At 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.


Acceptance to a College

Teachers with Advanced Degrees

AP Exams Scored 3+

Average Class Size

81 Conference and State Championships Since 2000

Latest News

New Head of School Named

Fayetteville Academy’s Board of Trustees announced today the hiring of  Norman “Blair” Fisher as the next Head of School beginning July 1, 2023. Mr. Fisher comes to the Academy from St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala. where he served as the Head of School. “I am honored that Fayetteville Academy is entrusting me toRead more “New Head of School Named”

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