Founded in 2014, The Founders Academy is a free public charter school for grades 6-12 located at 5 Perimeter Road in Manchester. In the fall of 2017, the school will offer grades 6-11.
The school’s mission focuses on the virtues of the Founding Fathers; leadership, character building, and liberty. The school provides a challenging and classical academic program including, among other courses, U.S. history, economics, ethics, entrepreneurship, and studies in leadership. In addition, there is a strong arts program featuring band, chorus, and fine arts, as well as an ambitious curriculum of required and elective courses in standard high school subjects.
Teacher and student-led learning includes cooperation, projects, debate, discussion, and individual projects and internships. Aspects of the school’s mission are summarized in eight phrases here:
- Building our character
- Challenging our students
- Knowing our history
- Upholding our values
- Honoring our heroes
- Exercising our leadership
- Serving our community
- Guarding our liberty
Established by The Founders Academy Foundation, the school offers individual attention for each student to pursue mastery in their studies. Although the school is public, there is an application and possible lottery process for admittance.
For more information or to schedule a visit, go to www.thefoundersacademy.org or call (603) 952-4705.