We are a school that is devoted to emphasizing honor, character, and community to our students.

We are a school that is devoted to emphasizing honor, character, and community to our students.

At Fayetteville Academy, our goal is to prepare our students to be intellectually nimble, creative, and adaptive.

We are a school that is devoted to emphasizing honor, character, and community to our students.

Our teachers and staff are dedicated to the success of our students. Today, tomorrow, and years to come.

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 was recently voted the best private school in Fayetteville and Cumberland County by Up and Coming Weekly Magazine and the Fayetteville Observer.

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

Happy Retirement!

Congratulations and best wishes on your retirement to the following Fayetteville Academy faculty/staff: Nancy Goodrum-Science teacher for 31 yrs. at FA, Alan Johnston-Science teacher for 8 yrs. at FA, and Virginia Satisky-Head of Middle School, science teacher, former Head of Upper School, former interim Head of School, for 41 yrs. at FA. We thank youRead more “Happy Retirement!”

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Faculty & Staff Milestone Recipients

Congratulations to these faculty and staff members who have reached milestones of service to Fayetteville Academy: Deborah Reavis-20 yrs., Tina McLaurin-15 yrs., Amanda Gillis-10 yrs., Laura Reeves-5 yrs., and Grace Lee (not pictured)-5 yrs. Thank you for your dedication! 

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Summer Office Hours

Fayetteville Academy summer office hours begin on Tuesday, June 4. Monday – Thursday:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Friday:  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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