Academic Victories And Life Lessons
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To Put It Simply…
Fieldstone Academy is a place for teenagers who need more help in school than they are currently getting and/or who need some additional help in how they relate to and treat close family members.
Fieldstone is a very small private boarding school dedicated to helping a select group of students. We are dedicated to helping families, not just their students, in overcoming some of the problems that come up during middle school and high school.
The most common things we hear from prospective families sound like this:
- He/She should be getting As, but has slipped to Cs and Ds, or even Fs
- He/She isn’t happy in school, or doesn’t want to go
- There is a lot of conflict at home about school
- All he/she wants to do is play on their phone/XBOX/Playstation/Ipad etc.
- He/She is a great kid, but acts out at home. At school they’re fine, but at home they cause problems.
We are not a therapeutic program. We are a boarding school with a select clientele that value family living, academic help, and a return to an old-fashioned way of dealing with good teenagers who just need a change and some more help.
The Ultimate Horse-Lover Opportunity…
We recently decided to change our ranch from a more cattle-focused operation, to one that focuses more on the equine side. As a result, we have come upon a unique opportunity for horse-loving students!
Some new enrollments can now have the opportunity to help us choose a new brood mare to purchase. Then, they can help us choose one of the three Friesian studs we have access to in this state to produce Friesan Crosses. They would take care of the mare during her pregnancy, and then begin training the foal as soon as it is born. The students would feed, water, groom, and otherwise care for the mare and the eventual foal, learning all about the world of horses, and likely teaching others along the way. A student who enrolled as a freshman would be able to see a mare have a foal, and then possibly ride the foal by the time they graduated.
It is the ultimate horse-lover experience to take a foal from conception to riding, and Friesians are incredible individuals who are eager to please and bond very closely with the person who adopts them. If the student has the capability to have a horse back home, they will have first right of purchase upon graduation.
Not all of our students will want to be involved, and obviously space is limited, but for a handful of the truly horse-loving students out there, this is an opportunity unlike any other they could find in high school!
Summer School…With Extras…
As an Accredited Private Boarding School, we get a lot of phone calls from parents with the same story to tell: the school year didn’t go well, and their child needs a summer school. In most cases, Math is one of the big problems, and has been for a while.
Our summer school doesn’t just try to get students caught up to where they should be, it focuses on figuring out what the underlying academic issues are, so we can fix those. In Math especially, we go back to basics and work on finding where there have been issues in the past. Once they truly understand it, they move a lot faster!
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. For those really problematic subjects, a lot of the work is one-on-one.
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.
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.