In the spring of 1965, a few parents gathered to dream, a school that would provide excellence in education and a focus on family and Christian values. From that meeting, The Academy was born. After much dedication and sacrifice, Fayette Academy opened its doors in the fall of 1965 with one hundred students in grades 1-8. The school 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 science and technology labs, and most recently the state of the art Viking Center. Fayette Academy continues to evolve in order to prepare students for life after graduation.
Each year, approximately fifty seniors graduate from Fayette Academy with ninety-four percent continuing their formal education and the others entering the workforce. Fayette Academy graduates leave with a foundation of faith as well as educational and social preparation for entering society as productive, well-rounded citizens.