The mission of Fuqua School is to create a safe and supportive learning environment which fosters the development of boundless individual potential.
A strong sense of teamwork and mutual respect are imperative for a school to flourish.
Located in Farmville, Virginia, Fuqua (pronounced "few-kwa") School's vision is to become the most outstanding pre-kindergarten through grade twelve independent school in rural America and to serve as a national model for educational excellence. Fuqua School began its bold transformation in 1993 through the generosity and leadership of the late Mr. J.B. Fuqua of Atlanta, Georgia, who grew up near Farmville. The J. B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc., has invested over $12 million in the School, helping it move toward fulfilling its mission.
Although Farmville is a small town of approximately 6,500 residents, it is the hub of commercial activity for over 100,000 people within a 30-mile radius. The population from which the School draws is economically and socially diverse. Parents often work multiple jobs to pay tuition, recognizing it is an investment for a lifetime. For them, Fuqua School provides the opportunity for their children to pursue an academic program which will lead to higher education.
Fuqua School is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school, which enrolls approximately 350 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. These students reside in eleven counties in rural Southside Virginia. Transportation to and from the School is provided daily.
The School maintains high expectations for academic achievement and behavior. Behavior guidelines and dress regulations were collaboratively developed through committees composed of students, teachers, and parents and are reviewed annually. These standards emphasize students taking responsibility for their own actions and are clearly articulated to the School community.
98% of our graduates go on to college, and since 2002 our graduates have been offered collectively over $33 million dollars in scholarships.
For our nation to prosper, all students, whether living in a city or on a small farm, must have the opportunity to learn and grow to their fullest potential. Historically, however, education has been distributed inequitably, with programs for students in rural America often lagging behind those of their more affluent urban peers.
In reviewing the literature on effective "rural education" in America, two defining characteristics consistently appear: 1) exposure of students to learning which will enable them to work and successfully compete within either a rural or non-rural environment (broaden their perspective of the world as well as their skills), and 2) the inclusion and even enhancement of the classically "rural" values of honesty, integrity, and hard work. These characteristics provide the simple yet powerful base upon which Fuqua School is built.
Our benefactor, J.B. Fuqua, was a nationally known businessman and philanthropist who provided the creative vision and personal effort to initiate multiple programs to improve the world in which we live. Most renowned for his support of Duke University, primarily Duke's Fuqua School of Business, he contributed to numerous education institutions, including Hampden-Sydney College, also located in Prince Edward County. Among other projects, he endowed the Fuqua Heart Center at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and contributed significantly to the Atlanta Union Mission, a shelter for homeless men.
Serving students in grades pre-kindergarten - grade twelve from the following 11 counties: Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward.
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