A Step Away From The Normal
When you hear “boarding school,” you think dorms and large campuses–like a university. Classes that look like a public high school, but with nicer clothes, uniforms, and buildings named after parents of students.
If that’s what you’re looking for, I’m afraid you have come to the wrong place.
Instead of dorms, we have a family home with parents who treat our students like their own kids. Instead of large classrooms, we have small ones. Instead of large campuses for playing frisbee, we have a ranch.
We Like How We Do It Better!
Our students eat dinner together at a family table instead of in a cafeteria, they herd cows, wrestle calves, and ride horses. They get muddy, tired, and even sometimes bloody–though not seriously. They have the kind of experiences you only read about in old-fashioned books.
Not For Everyone…
Some people don’t even make it to this paragraph. They are looking for something entirely different from what we offer, but that’s okay. We don’t have very many students, and that is by design and decision. Very few applications are accepted because only the exceptional fit our model. At the same time, we don’t have a minimum GPA requirement. Some of our students need extra help with academics, but not all.
Is Your Child A Good Fit?
If we haven’t scared you off yet, we should probably talk about your child! We have been doing this for a long time, and we have an excellent success rate at getting students caught up in school and giving them memories they don’t forget. We don’t have minimum standards for enrollment, which allows us to accept even those who aren’t doing well in school.
You just have to be willing to do things differently!
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
Our students live in a home as a family, instead of in a dorm. They clean their rooms, they do chores, they go to class sometimes both during the day and in the evenings, they work with animals out at our ranch. They chase cows, ride horses, fix fences, dig holes, play with baby calves, and work HARD. They learn to work, to accomplish things, and to care about things other than themselves. They eat beef, pork, and eggs they helped raise, and drink whole milk they helped prepare.
You wouldn’t believe the tired smiles…
LET’S TELL THE TRUTH…
If you are reading this, it is likely that you graduated high school. It is also absolutely certain that a high school diploma was not what led to success in your life. A necessary component, yes, but it isn’t what makes you happy.
It was a starting point.
To be truly successful and happy in life requires a lot more skills than you learn in a typical high school. We all know that and joke abound about it.
So…what makes the difference?
You need to be able to work, to problem solve, to perform in a team, to express yourself with confidence and assertiveness, you need to be trustworthy and free from habits that will make you less than desirable as an employee or a boss, etc., etc. etc.
No public school or large boarding school is going to effectively teach those things because they can’t and even aren’t even allowed to. A private micro-boarding school like Fieldstone is the only place where you will find the results we offer.
“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 ...• Values-based?
• Able to turn around a student’s worsening academics?
• Able to offer concurrent college courses?
• Willing to take students even with imperfect grades?
• Focused on the real skills a student needs for success?
• Offering more than just classes and a diploma?
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.