FAQ's

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

We have a rolling enrollment policy. We enroll students all through the year, depending on their need and our capacity.


DO YOU REQUIRE SSAT OR TOEFL SCORES?

We do not require academic testing scores as part of our admissions process. You may include them, of course, if you think it will give us a better picture of your, or your student’s, academic capabilities.


SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE QUARTER/SEMESTER TO ENROLL MY STUDENT IN A BOARDING SCHOOL?

If your student is currently failing, getting very low grades, or is extremely unhappy where they are, it would be better to get them somewhere where they can succeed as soon as possible. If you wait until the end of the quarter or semester, those failing grades will be part of their official transcript that will follow them into college. If they need to catch up, time is of the essence.


IS THERE FINANCING AVAILABLE?

 

Yes. Even if you can afford a boarding school, it doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t rather make payments. We do offer financing options, and would be happy to discuss them with you.


DO STUDENTS GET MUCH FREE TIME?

Yes. Though they end up spending some of it doing homework, they do have some free time in the evenings and on weekends. Many students make friends in the local community and spend time with them as well.


IS TIME PROVIDED FOR STUDY HALL?

Yes. Study Hall hours are vital for students to complete projects, papers, and other homework. Where they take those hours can vary, though. Most will be at the school, others at the house, and even some who prefer to work at the ranch during the warm evenings.

Math Class with Jef

CAN I GET MY OWN ROOM?

The simple answer would be “no.” The boarding school experience is full of social interaction, and we don’t want our students to miss out on any of that. To be fair, there could be a chance at a solo room if a room happened to be empty, but such a situation would only be temporary, and would be something we would avoid.


HOW IS YOUR BOARDING SCHOOL ACCREDITED?

We are fully accredited through The Northwest Accreditation Commission, formerly the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. They recently changed their name due to a copyright dispute.

The Northwest Accreditation Commission is one of the nation’s six acknowledged accreditation agencies. The geographic territory of the Association consists of the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and other worldwide geographical areas designated from time to time by the Board of Trustees.

To look up our accreditation, you may do the following:

1. Follow this link to the Northwest Accreditation Commission/AdvancEd website. It will show you information on our accreditation through them.

 

 

 


IS YOUR BOARDING SCHOOL A CLOSED CAMPUS?

Absolutely not. In fact, we are close to the opposite. We want our students to have as many life experiences as possible, so we spend a lot of time out on the ranch or elsewhere.

 


WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF ENROLLMENT AT YOUR BOARDING SCHOOL?

The average length of enrollment is a nine-month school year. Some stay for multiple years, while others need only a few months of help before they can return home. It does depend a quite a bit on the individual student.


WHERE IS YOUR SCHOOL LOCATED?

Fieldstone Academy is located in the city of Richfield, Utah.

 


WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact us at any time by email or at 435-633-5326. Our helpful and friendly staff would be glad to answer your questions.