In the spring of 1965, a few parents felt that the education of their children should be of high quality. After much dedication and sacrifice, Fayette Academy opened its doors in the fall of 1965 with one hundred students in grades 1-8. The present site was purchased in 1966, and on January 1, 1967, academic students in grades 1-12 were moved into their new building. Building additions since that time have included a gymnasium, additional classroom buildings, a kindergarten building, a band hall, a library, an administration building, a cafeteria and a high school building, which contains state of the art science labs. Fayette Academy continues to evolve in order to best prepare students for life after graduation.
Each year, approximately fifty seniors graduate from Fayette Academy with ninety-nine percent continuing their formal education. Fayette Academy graduates leave with a foundation of faith as well as educational and social preparation for entering society as productive, well-rounded citizens.
Fayette Academy is approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)/AdvancED.