Welcome From The Head
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Welcome to the Newberry Academy Website!

altThank you for taking a moment to investigate what could perhaps be the most important decision that you make for your family. Our children are the future of our society and nation; and if they are collectively ill-prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, then indeed we face great peril in our globally connected and motivated world. This is where an independent school such as Newberry Academy can truly succeed as we are the college preparatory choice in Newberry and surrounding counties. Our focus is to prepare your child for the future in a variety of avenues through a rigorous academic program, a robust fine arts curriculum, competitive interscholastic athletic and academic teams, numerous extra-curricular activities and organizations, as well as a school community that fosters deep and lasting friendships.

The education at Newberry Academy is best described as fostering a "total child experience"€ through a personalized approach to education. Our school enjoys a 9:1 student-teacher ratio throughout the campus, so I can assure each parent that your child will be getting a great deal of attention both in the classroom and outside of it as well. This personal approach has resulted in the class of 2013 having an average SAT score of 1147 (on the 1600 scale) and is why nearly 97% of our recent graduates have been accepted to college. By having a 3K-12 campus, we have the luxury of properly aligning the entirety of the curriculum and by training our faculty to meet the high expectations of our parents and students.

However, I am sure you asking by now, what did he mean by a "total child experience?" Quite frankly, it means that we can offer your child virtually unlimited opportunities in your family's journey to the next stage of your child's life. We encourage our students to participate in all of the numerous academic, social, and extra-curricular offerings that we have! As an added benefit, with a smaller student population compared to other educational venues, there is also little chance that your child will not be allowed to participate due to large volume. Essentially, as opposed to hoping that your child finds a niche through "trial and error,"€ we give them the opportunity to excel at numerous activities and classes while in a safe and structured environment. Those opportunities are precisely what prepares them for college and beyond and is, by definition, the "total child experience."

I invite you and your family to take a tour of our campus and I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Brian M. Fitzgerald, M.Ed.

Head of School


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