Why choose an independent school?
If you are wondering how the benefits of attending an independent school outweigh the costs of the education, you are not alone. A private or independent school is independent in several ways:
- Independent schools are organized as not-for-profit corporations and governed by a Board of Trustees.
- Independent schools receive no money from the federal government and are primarily supported through tuition payments, charitable contributions and income from the school’s endowment.
- Independent schools uphold high standards of educational quality and benchmark themselves with other independent schools throughout the nation.
- Independent schools define themselves through their mission.
- Admission to the school is not automatic and only those students who are appropriate to our mission are admitted.
- Independent schools have freedom to define teacher credentials.
- Most importantly, independent schools are free from state curricular and textbook mandates to teach what we decide students need to learn in order to be a competitor in the 21st century global market place.
Parents’ Guide to Selecting an Independent School
First and foremost, Fayetteville Academy stands out from other schools because of our educators.
A partnership is forged between each family and the school in order to develop the most appropriate college preparatory program to accentuate the abilities, needs, and interests of the student. From the beginning, teachers work with students to think critically, express themselves creatively, and communicate clearly. We don’t extinguish the love of learning; we encourage and embrace it. Often our graduates report that their college experiences were not overwhelming or difficult to manage, and in fact, they were able to pursue their passions and achieve their dreams.
Opportunities are vast in academics, arts and, athletics allowing self-discovery to take place in a safe, caring, and multidimensional environment. Students are motivated to explore, inquire, and participate in a variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences. It’s not uncommon for the captain of the soccer team to take a lead in the play, hold an office in a club, and tutor a Lower School student.