FAQ's

HOW MUCH HELP CAN WE OFFER?

We have students who come to us behind in school by a year or even more for academics and for a break in routine or detrimental habits.

Some have low or very low GPAs even though they are very bright and capable individuals. Most can be described as extremely underachieving in their current situation, but with great potential. They would typically not be able to make it into a traditional boarding school, but at our school they are welcome!

We also see students who are bored in classes, who have graduated from behavioral programs or wilderness programs, and who simply need a better place to go to school than their home school district.


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.


WHAT IS FIELDSTONE ACADEMY BOARDING SCHOOL?

Fieldstone Academy is a micro boarding school that, unlike most schools, will also take students who need extra help in the classroom. Most boarding schools are not unlike colleges in that a student must have very good to excellent grades in order to enroll. That means that any student who has either fallen behind or who has a low GPA is going to have an extremely hard time getting into a traditional boarding school.

Fieldstone accepts students based on ability, not GPA only.

Math Class with Jef

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SEND MY CHILD TO A BOARDING SCHOOL?

The cost of sending your child to a boarding school is usually far less than sending him to a residential treatment center, and unless he or she has criminal or drug-abuse problems, a boarding school will probably produce a more worthwhile result.

We have parents tell us that we are far less expensive than other programs and schools they have seen, but no system that offers what we offer will be cheap. We can guarantee that we will make it work if at all possible–even when no other school can.


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 LOCK-DOWN FACILITY?

Absolutely not. Unlike institutions focused primarily on keeping young people away from society, we focus instead on education and life experiences. Our students participate in the community and with friends even outside of Fieldstone.

 


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.

 


WILL I BE ALLOWED TO CONTACT MY CHILD WHILE HE/SHE IS AT FIELDSTONE ACADEMY?

Of course. The simple fact is that you, as a parent, will have years of influence on your child while we will only have your child with us for a small amount of time. Our mission is to help your student with their educational needs, and to give them experiences they will always remember. Without your involvement and support we have a much smaller chance for success.  However, we discourage any contact for the first two weeks to help your child adjust during the home sickness period.


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.


HOW DOES FIELDSTONE ACADEMY GET BETTER RESULTS?

  • Small class sizes (6-7)
  • Lots of one-on-one attention
  • Positive and Caring Structure
  • Respect-driven culture
  • Years of extraordinary results