History of Fellowship Academy

In 2013, a group of parents and church members were called by The Lord to pray carefully about an education for her children where her and her husband could both educate and disciple their children. After mentioning this to a few others it was evident that people where searching for the same alternative in education all around her. An elder’s wife mentioned a local University Model School and after researching it two of the three founders along with the Executive Pastor of Fellowship Church headed to Midlothian, Texas for a New Developing School workshop to see what it was all about. They were impressed and inspired both by the model and their meeting with the executive director of the National Association of University-Model Schools, Barbara Freeman, of Arlington.

Prayerfully, they agreed to work together to start a new school that represented a different alternative one that incorporated positive aspects from the others while embodying its own special set of distinctives. If they succeeded in addressing their own concerns regarding active parental involvement, it seemed appropriate that they should begin sharing what they learned with other parents who, like them, were seeking better ways to educate and raise their children. The result of their efforts was the formation of “Fellowship Academy” in Liberty Hill, Texas, a private school with plans to serve students in grades K-12 from the surrounding area.

Fellowship Academy is a unique private Christian school that utilizes a university-type schedule and a teacher-parent integrated instructional approach to produce a high level of academic achievement while enabling strong ties between parents and their children. The school is a concrete example of a new educational model called University-Model® schooling (UMS) in which two proven elements of educational success the professional classroom instruction of a teacher and the caring at-home mentoring of a parent are combined into a single, unified, college-simulated program. Other proven elements of the school’s program include character education, low student/teacher ratios, hands-on learning, a strong student work ethic, an effective college-preparatory curriculum, character-building student activities, and servant-minded local operation and management.

The school was officially incorporated on December 10, 2014 and with The Lord’s guidance plans to open for it’s first day of class on September 8, 2015 serving Kindergarten through 4th grade. Fellowship Academy along with her sister University-Model® schools in other parts of the country, are now demonstrating that it is indeed possible for both parents and teachers to effectively work together for the common goal of providing God’s children with a high quality, Christian education that is both cost-effective and strengthening to families.