Admissions Information


French Camp Academy, established in 1885, is an interdenominational ministry to young people. We admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin. Our desire is to see all young people mature academically, athletically, socially and emotionally, all within a Christian worldview.

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FCA has current openings for students,
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Applications for the 2024 - 2025 school year are open! 


For information about FCA's RESIDENTIAL STUDENT PROGRAM, click the link below.


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For the DAY STUDENT PROGRAM click here to apply. online. (First time families will need to create an account.)


There is a $22 online processing fee required to submit an application.


When arriving for a scheduled interview, report to the Office of Student Life at 201 School Street, French Camp, MS 39745.


For brochures, campus tours and more information about attending FCA, you may also contact:

Student Life Office - Admissions

662.547.7233 or email 


My family loves French Camp. We have an 8th grader there now and she loves it!—Brent Busbea 


2023-24 Student Handbook


2023-24 Academic Board Policy Manual


Non-discriminatory Policy:
A firm belief in the dignity of all people is a fundamental concept in the formation and operation of FCA. This belief is reaffirmed in adopting this Equal Opportunity Policy. This policy expresses our commitment to equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees at all levels without regard to race, color, sex, age, or national origin. For the goals of the program to be achieved, the Board of Trustees and the staff will work together and individually to assure equal consideration for employment and advancement. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Comes To French Camp Academy?

Most of our students are typical young people who come from a problem home situation not of their making (such as divorce, separation or death of a parent). We are geared to help students in normal physical and emotional health who are able to perform at their normal grade level in school. Often they have a single parent who is unable to give the time and structure needed. Sometimes the family is together but dysfunctional, and sometimes elderly relatives are unable to continue caring for a child. The common thread is that these young people are in situations that are unhealthy or unmanageable for them - they need a stable environment.

What Is The Cost Of Tuition?

Our desire is that no young person be turned away because of a lack of financial resources. We believe that if our Heavenly Father desires for a young person to attend FCA, He will provide the finances through the family, FCA scholarship funds or a combination. For more information on tuition and scholarships, contact the Student Life Office at 662.547.7233.

What About Religious Beliefs?

Though our school was founded by Presbyterians in 1885, we are now an interdenominational organization. No child is turned away because of his or her religious beliefs, and we do not force our beliefs on a child. Students are, however, required to attend church on Sunday and weekly chapel and vespers services. Respect for the Lord and others is expected during these worship times. There are also personal discipleship opportunities for students. Our ultimate goal is to help build young people who love God with all their hearts, and their neighbors as themselves.

What Are The Dorms Like?

We prefer to call them "homes" because of the qualities that give them the look and feel of being at home. Student kitchen, den and laundry areas are available for free time and personal chores. A houseparent couple lives in the home and does all they can to make a happy home life for the students. House parents supervise study hall, take children to the doctor, cook an occasional meal with students, attend student activities and are available to the students all day, just as loving parents would be.

What Kinds of Activities are Available at FCA?

Paint ball, horse back riding, swimming, zip line into our 30 acre lake, bonfires, ball games, trips to the beach, movies, concerts, drama productions, only scratch the surface describing the diversity of activities offered throughout the year for young people living on French Camp's 900 acre campus.

What About The Work program?

Students are assigned to small teams supervised by FCA staff. This unique program is designed to teach basic skills, dependability and a good work ethic, and to introduce the students to different career choices. Beginning in the 7th grade, students are assigned to a supervised crew for an hour and a half each weekday after school and three hours on Saturday morning. Crews give the students hands-on experience in office skills, retail sales, landscaping, equine management, arts & crafts, building maintenance, photography and dining room service. Upon graduation from French Camp Academy a student will have a resume’ of experiences that can be used for future employment opportunities.