Furtah Preparatory School

About our Headmaster

Frederick J. Furtah received his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Eastern Michigan University and his Master of Arts in Behavior Science from the University of Michigan. For eight years he worked with a wide range of students at the Yorkwoods Center, being promoted to the Administration Department during his stay. Subsequently, after moving to Georgia, he worked in Cobb County Public Schools for two years.

In 1981, Mr. Furtah established a reading clinic for children and adults, currently operated as The Center for Reading Development. His technique is based on the uniqueness of the multi-sensory phonics method developed by Charlotte F. Lockhart.

Seeing the need for reading education to go further, and at the request of parents, Mr. Furtah decided to open a school dedicated to teaching reading. Frederick J. Furtah Preparatory School was founded in January, 2001 and has continued to grow academically, athletically, and in the fine arts.

Mr. Furtah's respect for academic and cultural diversity is reflected in the student and faculty population. With Mr. Furtah's guidance and direction, nearly 90% of all graduates have enrolled in college. In addition, many students have received academic, art, drama and athletic scholarships. Some have entered successful military careers or have established self-run businesses. 

Mr. Furtah has also taught at local universities. He has over thirty years teaching experience and has provided training throughout the country.