The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious and deep learners. We honor our students’ individuality while cultivating their sense of integrity, their respect for others, and their commitment to service in a global society.
FAST ACADEMY FACTS:
Motto: Uncommon Excellence of Thought and Character in a Vibrant School Environment
Year founded: 1969
Grades served: K-8
Educational philosophy: Rigorous academics supported by small class sizes and expert teachers who utilize the Socratic method in their classrooms
Total number of students per class in Lower School: No more than twelve
Total number of students per class in Upper School: No more than fifteen
Student to teacher ratio: 6:1
Total enrollment: 88 (2016-17 school year)
Percentage of students of color: 52% (2016-17 school year)
Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees in their field: 85%
Specialist teachers: Lower School — Science, Art, Music, PE, French. Upper School — English, History, Science, Math, French, Latin, PE, Art History and Studio Art, Humanities.
School day schedule: Drop-off starts at 8:00 AM and our school day begins at 8:30 AM. Our school day ends at 3:00 PM, with the exception of Wednesdays, which end at 2:20 PM.