Buist Academy has a proud history of educational excellence. Our year promises to be a rewarding one as we build on our success and embark on a journey filled with tremendous growth and possibilities under the leadership and guidance of our administrators, Mrs. Shawntay White and Ms. Karrie Looney.

Join the Buist Academy Foundation as we support the development of our students into responsible and effective citizens of a global society by fully funding our International Baccalaureate programmes, providing educational and curriculum enhancement materials directly to the classrooms, and fostering a close school community through events such as Fall Festival, Teacher Appreciation Week, Special Person’s Day, and IB Field Day, among others.

There are many possibilities to help. Make sure to check out all of the incredible volunteer opportunities this year and support our fundraisers. Your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed!

We look forward to working with you and your children this year.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Buist Academy Foundation is to advance and strengthen the educational experience for students and the greater Buist community.

What is the Buist Academy Foundation?

The Buist Academy Foundation is a volunteer-driven, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to serve and support the children, educators, and families of Buist Academy.

What is the overall goal of the Foundation?

The Buist Academy Foundation’s goal is to raise the money necessary to provide our children with the most competitive education possible.  The Foundation works to maintain the tradition of excellence built by past generations and create a culture where funding is never a roadblock to exceptional and creative learning opportunities at Buist Academy.  This typically translates to purchasing elements of education that the district and the state are unable to provide, be it the International Baccalaureate Programmes, supplemental curriculum or other valuable teacher/student services.

The Foundation also supports the day-to-day operations of programs and activities to build community and quality interaction among members of the Buist Academy family.

The Foundation hosts Fall Festival, Special Person’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, assists with funding for Foreign Language Week, 8th Grade Graduation, the Buist Academy House System, and IB Field Day, and publishes a weekly “Knightly News” to keep families informed.  One way this is facilitated is through volunteer coordinators working to enlist room coordinators to work with each classroom and involve parents, grandparents, and other interested supporters with opportunities to volunteer with one-time events or on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

I would like to volunteer for a committee, how do I find out what volunteer opportunities are available?

We LOVE volunteers and your generous support and time are the reason why our school community is so special!  Please go to “Forms” and review the committees and events listed on the “Volunteer Form”.  Or if you have a question about volunteering for a certain program or event, please go to the “Contact Us” tab and click on the email address for any of the officers and someone will get back to you. The meetings for the Foundation are open. We welcome your attendance and the meeting schedule is posted on our website as well as our weekly newsletter “Knightly News”.

Our Buist Academy Foundation is exceptional, and our school “community” is enriched due to their efforts.  Our Foundation will continue bridging the gap between what public education offers and what a competitive, 21st-century education ideally should be.

The Buist Foundation relies on the generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure from all of the families of the Buist community.  Join us and be part of our efforts to achieve excellence at Buist.