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.

Spotlight

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.

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Acceptance to a College
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Teachers with Advanced Degrees
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AP Exams Scored 3+

Average Class Size

81 Conference and State Championships Since 2000

Latest News


Matthew Distell Named Semifinalist

Congratulations to Fayetteville Academy senior Matthew Distell who was named a Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program. The National Merit® Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional, academic ability and potential success in rigorous college studies. Matthew is pictured with his parents, Sally and Bruce Distell.

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Fayetteville Academy Friday Schedule Update

At this time, we intend to operate on a normal schedule at Fayetteville Academy on Friday, September 6. Please check the school website and other communication methods in the morning for any possible changes or updates to that plan.

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