A 55-acre Working Ranch Provides Unique Life Experiences
National Parks and National Forests Surround Us
A Step Away From The Hustle And Bustle
An Exclusive Experience
Most High School students will sit in classes with between 20 and 30 students. Making those class sizes smaller is something public schools and large private schools use to evaluate their effectiveness. Fieldstone Academy started out with the philosophy of incredibly small class sizes–and never left it.
With 2-3 students in our average class, concurrent college enrollment, a hands-on curriculum that includes a working 55-acre ranch, and a focus on flexibility and personal attention, Fieldstone Academy is at the forefront of the small class size philosophy.
Our current teacher to student ratio is at 1:3. Compare that to any other school…
Our students come from all walks of life, and from all types of academic backgrounds. Some come to us for help fixing academic issues, while others come for college credit and real life experiences they can’t find in their home city.
We do not deal with hundreds of students, or crowded assembly halls. We work with students one-on-one and in the outdoors. Everyone has a place, and no one is excluded from the camaraderie and family feel of this incredible school.
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
We have all the things most boarding schools brag about. We have small class sizes (1:3 teacher/student ratio), extracurricular activities, weekend excursions, etc. We have a 55-acre ranch where students ride horses, herd cattle, feed chickens, and participate in hands-on learning. The difference is in how we approach helping your child.
It Looks Small, and Friendly
We aren’t a large boarding school, and that is a fact we are incredibly proud of. We don’t want hundreds of students crowded into dorms; we want to be able to focus on only a select few that will truly enjoy the experience we offer. The students we enroll quickly become members of our family, and most don’t want to ever leave!
It Looks Varied
We don’t enroll strictly based on GPA or test scores. We will accept students with grades that aren’t good, who are frustrated with their schoolwork, or who simply need a change from what they have been doing. Our student body is full of different personalities and different capabilities, providing a truly interesting experience.
It Looks Furry…
We enroll all kinds of animal lovers and hard workers. Some love animals before they come, and some only learn to love them after they take care of them. They learn that cows have personality, horses can be stubborn, and cats aren’t nearly as friendly as they seem in the movies! The interactions with animals help them to unwind, to relax, and to feel good about doing some hard, and sometimes muddy, work.
How Long Do Students Stay?
Students come for anywhere from a single month to the entirety of their high school career. Sometimes all they need is a break and a chance to have an experience that is far beyond their norm. Others will come for a summer session, and stay until they graduate.
Would Fieldstone Work For You?
We can usually tell during the first phone conversation whether or not a student will work for Fieldstone. If not, we can at least advise you on where you should go next to find what your child needs.
You can fill out an application here.
“It is so wonderful to see the maturity he is beginning to show. He is positive about school and it is wonderful to see him happy!!!!”
“I’m honored and amazed at the work you all do. Of all the helping profession we have been exposed to, nothing has been as helpful to us as Fieldstone Academy Boarding School has been in our time of crisis.”
AMAZING PROGRESS IN MATH
“(My child’s) progress at this boarding school is amazing, and I’m so thankful he has the ability to flourish in such a wonderful environment.”
AMAZED AT THE CHANGE
“Most of the people here are like family to me. They stand up for me and help me in school and help me with a lot of stuff. Personal and school. Knowing that I actually have friends like that in my life makes me smile. It really is such a wonderful feeling.”
- A focus on the whole person–not just the diploma
- Life skills training, not just in the classroom
- Possible college credit, extra tutoring, ACT PREP, small class sizes
- Family style, structured living environment with home cooking and activities
- Work, accomplishment, pride, and self-respect the old-fashioned way
READY FOR A SCHOOL THAT IS ...
• Offering more than just a diploma?
• Able to offer concurrent college courses?
• Offering a unique and exclusive experience?
• Willing to take students even with imperfect grades?
• Focused on the real skills a student needs for success?
NWAC ACCREDITED SCHOOL
The Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) serves as the accreditation commission for Advance-Ed. Together they serve as the accreditation authority for over 30,000 public and private schools in over 70 countries. As an accredited boarding school, Fieldstone is allowed to offer students and their parents certain benefits such as greater ease of transferring credits, greater access to federal loans and scholarships, and the benefit of simply knowing that were are committed to student performance and accountability.