Stay Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Essie Academy promotes academic excellence and cultivates confident, lifelong learners and leaders by developing the unique gifts and talents of each student, nurturing curiosity and fostering creative and critical thinking skills.

ESSIE ACADEMY is named for the late Essie Mae Kiser Foxx, a prominent community leader in East Spencer, NC over her lifetime. The school has been referred to as “Essie’s School,” for short.

Essie Academy is a community-centric school of choice— a private school — that opened in August 2021 for grades kindergarten through seven. In 2022, we will have eighth grade.

We will enroll for grades K-7 students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“ No, child gets left behind at Essie Mae, they really care about my child’s education.”

Lapricia Whitener

Helping the leaders of tomorrow learn to succeed today

Essie Academy is a community of learners who believe that exploration and curiosity are the best and most exciting paths to knowledge. Come find out more about our self-directed programming.

We are confident that our team’s unique experiences and creative learning style will absolutely be an asset to your child’s growth.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 400
East Spencer, NC 28039
(704) 232-5282

Dedicated Staff

Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons.

Creativity First

We put an emphasis on creativity within a structure that has been proven to have a positive impact on learning.

Extra Curriculars

We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, ranging from music lessons, team sports, to art classes.