Fayetteville Academy’s college preparatory Upper School offers a comprehensive academic and extracurricular program. With numerous opportunities in academics, athletics, activities and fine arts, each student finds a place to belong. As a student makes choices in these spheres, they are given the opportunity to develop their leadership potential in a small environment among students with similar interests.
Preparing students for college and beyond is our primary mission. To this end, the academic emphasis builds on the Middle School experience by concentrating on analytical and critical thinking skills, creativity, and the discipline necessary to stay with a challenging assignment or difficult problem. The learning environment is traditionally structured in the liberal arts lines with students grouped according to interest and appropriately challenging courses. Providing a rigorous and dynamic curriculum with supportive instructors creates a school of readers, writers, thinkers, and artists.
Furthermore, we feel that social development is important to the intellectual development of the student. Emphasis on our Honor Code along with service to the community helps to create the leaders of tomorrow.
Fayetteville Academy Upper School students traditionally achieve among the highest SAT scores of any public or private high school in the area, and 100 percent of our seniors are accepted to colleges and universities throughout the country. Beginning in the ninth grade, our college counselor is actively involved in guiding each student on an individual journey to find the college or university where they can continue to enjoy success while preparing for a fulfilling and productive adult life.