Frederica Academy is a premier Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school on Saint Simons Island. It is the only NAIS School between Jacksonville and Savannah and it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SAIS) and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. Our five decades have been founded on nurturing, enriching and preparing students for the grade levels that lie ahead and the life experiences that await. The bond that connects our caring faculty to students throughout their academic life adds profoundly to our students' preparedness.
A focus on each student is the hallmark of the Frederica Academy experience. Our student-teacher ratio of 8:1 ensures a learning environment that maximizes individual needs and potential. Academic Centers for each division offer customized support in every grade. In shaping life-long learners, we combine traditional classroom settings with innovative teaching methods.
Frederica brings the resources of larger schools to a small school setting. We offer more than a dozen AP courses, college dual enrollment, and online learning for students. Integrated, technology-based programs, such as Chromebooks for all students in grades 5-12, and project-based learning initiatives prepare students for today's challenging college environments. Frederica students achieve significantly higher scores on tests that colleges value most: SAT, ACT. For the 2016-2017 school year, 83 students took one or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses, for a total of 184 exams. 74% of students scored at least a "3" or higher on one or more AP exams. 100% of our most recent graduating class was accepted into one of their top three college choices.
Our school is a vibrant and interconnected community of educators, learners, and experiences. Campus-wide relationships that connect ages and grades to promote opportunities to work and learn together are a tradition at Frederica Academy. Our integrated curriculum promotes seamless transitions for students from year to year.
Frederica develops the whole child to build responsible citizens for a better world. Respect, enthusiasm for learning, striving for achievement, developing and practicing effective communication skills, and demonstrating a steadfast commitment to Frederica's Honor Code are standards we uphold as a school community. This is the Frederica Promise.
Opportunities to make a difference. Frederica offers more than fifty extracurricular activities, many with community service components from environmental awareness, mentoring younger children, helping to build homes for Habit for Humanity, feeding the homeless, and much more.
Intentionally Small. Small class sizes at Frederica allow for personalized one-on-one attention and individualized instruction for each student.
Honor. All Students at Frederica are expected to live by an Honor Code. Students in Middle & Upper School are expected to sign the Frederica Academy Honor Code at a special assembly each fall - “On my honor, I have neither given nor received help of any kind on this work.”
Participate, not just spectate. Our students are given the opportunity to play all sports beginning in sixth grade. We have a “no cut” policy that means everyone can come out and participate in our sports. Frederica Academy is the home of Gatorade’s High School Female Athlete of the Year, Morgan Brian ’11.
Frederica's promise. To provide your student with inspiring teaching and coaching, we promise to make each student feel safe in this academic environment – safe to learn, safe to be curious, safe to BE. We promise to help each student develop in mind, body, and spirit.