Welcome to the Fort Dale Academy website.  Thank you for your interest in our school.  We are committed as a school to providing a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.  It is our goal for each child to thrive while engaging in a challenging and up to date curriculum.   Our curriculum features the latest technological advances with a balance of basic instruction from a qualified and dedicated faculty.

As you can see, opportunities outside the classroom are plentiful, offering fifteen sports for male and female athletes.  In addition, we offer other activities such as:  academic competitions and a variety of clubs.


Our objective is to offer an outstanding educational experience at an affordable cost.  Please call and schedule a visit to our campus, I look forward to talking with you personally.


Our Philosophy

Fort Dale Academy recognizes that children come to school with individual interests, abilities, and patterns of growth and development. Understanding these differences, the mission of Fort Dale Academy is to prepare our students for college and careers in an environment that is academically vigorous, nurturing, safe and is morally, socially, and emotionally supportive.

Our History

Fort Dale Academy was founded in the fall of 1969, and the Chairman of the Board was Elisha Poole  stating the theme of the school to be "To Strive for Excellence." Fort Dale began with one building which included only grades 1-9 for the first year. High school was added the second year. Football games were held on Mr. and Mrs. Ryan's property, due to FDA not having a playing field. FDA established their academic reputation in the 1970's. In 1983, South Butler Academy merged with FDA. Fort Dale's campus was completed when the Kindergarten and Computer building were opened in the Fall of 1996, and the Math building/Field house opened in the Fall of 2000.

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