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Increased Enrollment Highlights New School Year

Story by Jaymie Pottinger

Pine Forge Academy (PFA) recently kicked off the 2018–19 school year with the theme “You Matter.” Kris Fielder (pictured), interim principal, says, “As a Christian boarding school, it is our responsibility to ensure that every student feels a sense of belonging as they develop into the leaders that they were created by God to be, with a sense of purpose, direction and confidence.” In expressing his optimism for the upcoming year, Jaymie Pottinger, vice principal, described his excitement as he watched “brilliant young scholars from across the country stake their claim on the successes that are imminent if they submit to God’s divine calling while enrolled at this excellent and historic institution.”

Understanding that low enrollment poses a viable threat to the operations of boarding academies across North America, PFA administrators are happy to celebrate a 20 percent growth in enrollment from last year to this year. “Enrollment is at the highest it has ever been within the past five years, and we ascribe all the glory and honor to God,” says Fielder. “We look forward to a great school year with heightened anticipation of the many ways in which God will continue to pour out His blessings on this noble institution.”

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