Q. What is Frederica Academy looking for in its students?
A. Each applicant is carefully evaluated by the Admission Committee to determine his/her ability to successfully handle the demands of Frederica's academic programs. Frederica Academy seeks students with positive attitudes who are willing to work hard and contribute to the school community. We value lifelong learning, diversity, honor, and respect.
Q. How do I begin the application process?
A. Complete the online Admission Inquiry Form
to be contacted by Frederica's Admission Office. You may access the online Admission Application here
. Contact the Admissions Office by email
or by phone (912.638.9981 ext. 106) at any time to request additional information.
Q. What do I need to complete my application packet?
To review the application process and necessary materials, please click here.
Q. Is there an application deadline?
A. Frederica has rolling admissions meaning there are no specific deadlines and students can be accepted at any time throughout the school year. Applications for the upcoming school year are accepted in early winter with admission decisions made in the spring. Complete applications received after this time are reviewed on a rolling bases as space remains available.
Q.How many spaces are available in each grade?
A. That varies from year to year and depends on the grade level. The primary entry points are Pre-K and Kindergarten when the Frederica Academy experience begins, and we naturally expand at Grades 6 and 9, however, children can enter at any level depending on availability.
Q. Do any candidates receive priority?
A. Children of alumni, siblings of current students and returning students do receive some priority when all other factors are considered equal.
Q. What is Frederica Academy’s current tuition?
A. Current tuition and fee rates may be found here.
Q. What costs are not included in the tuition?
A. Additional costs include the Consumable and Technology fee (covering many classroom supplies, technology resources, field trips and speakers), uniforms (grades PK-8th), lunch (if purchased), Chromebook for grades 6-12, and book rental fees in the Middle and Upper School. Athletic fees for Spirit Packs may be applicable for certain sports.
Q. What is Frederica Academy’s policy on student diversity?
A. Frederica believes a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse student body enriches the school’s college preparatory program and mission. We seek to recruit and support diversity in our families, our students, and our faculty and staff. We believe that sustaining this richness of diversity of people and ideas promotes the optimal learning environment for young people to grow and develop in and provides a real-life experience that reflects the world outside and beyond Frederica Academy. A central goal of our school is to prepare our graduates to be contributing and fulfilled members of both their college communities and the world beyond college, and to accomplish that we are deeply committed to teaching and modeling respect for and appreciation of diversity in the world.
Q. Why attend an independent private school?
A. The reasons cited over and over again by the 400,000 families who send their children to independent private schools include individual attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high academic standards. But the main motive for families looking into independent private schools can be summarized in one word: Quality. They want, quite simply, the best for their sons and daughters.