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Fredericksburg Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 850 students

Educating Christian Leaders for Life

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $189,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,327.

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Posted May 22, 2013

We at FCS are keenly aware of a significant dynamic at work in our culture today...and it comes clearly into focus when we view our world and culture through a truly Biblical perspective. That dynamic is the dire need we have for strong leaders with great skill, intelligence, integrity, and sensitivity. I can tell you today that for over three decades at FCS (our legacy of leadership began when Gary and Andra Foss, started FCS in 1979) we have been producing those skilled, intelligent, honest, sensitive leaders. God has placed in our hands the tools of excellent college-preparatory academics; instructors and mentors who are both capable and dedicated; an environment from which to unashamedly and powerfully proclaim the Truth; facilities that enable us to offer outstanding educational, fine arts, and athletic opportunities; and a strong commitment to growing world-class, culture-changing leaders. If you are viewing this website for the first time and are not already a part of the FCS family, I invite you to explore the possibilities. Do not miss the great privilege of sharing what is happening at our school. Enroll your student, volunteer, or become a financial partner with Fredericksburg Christian Schools where children are becoming outstanding Christian leaders...for life.

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Posted October 29, 2013

FCS fell below our expectation for a private school but do believe it is a good school, it just isn't for us. Our child attended 4 years before we opted to pull them - we exhausted all attempts to remedy concerns prior to removing them. Positives: Kind parents and children; FCS is a community and is welcoming of outsiders; teachers are caring and give 110% effort. Negatives: Strict model of behavioral expectation; very little positive encouragement, mostly punitive, reactive measures; teachers have limited resources; no guidance counselor. I encourage you to visit FCS (and other competing private schools in the area) before you form your own opinion. When you visit, ask, can I really see my child succeeding in this environment? Will my child be happy here? If the answer is yes, then FCS is for you. I encourage you to visit competing schools in the area (Fred Academy, Lighthouse) and do not be intimidated by their cost. Other schools have amazing financial aid packages. FCS offers very little in the way of aid. Our child now attends a competing school and we have NEVER been happier. We are grateful for the time spent at FCS but again, just wasn't for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

We love Fredericksburg Christian School. Our daughter has gone there since preschool. The education she has been receiving is far more comprehensive than her friends and same age family members that go to other schools. Each school is like a glove you have to find the right fit. We have found our right fit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

What a fabulous experience my kids have had at FCS over the past 3 years! The teachers are top notch and really care for the students! The academic standards exceed most school standards. We are so pleased with the decision we made to send our kids to FCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

Our three sons have attended FCS for 13 years now. From Pre-K to High School, our oldest is now a Senior! Through character building and Christ-centered teaching, FCS has helped equip him to 'face the real world' as he transitions on to college. We are proud of FCS for their loving atmosphere, reputation, and keeping prayer in the school! We are confident the right choice has been made by placing our children at FCS. We look forward to watching their future unfold with this solid foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Both my daughter and my son are now in their second year at FCS and we couldn't be happier. The pre-school program is incredible, teaching Christian values, manners, and amazing academics. Likewise, the Kindergarten year was transformative, with teachers who really love and care for the kids. We plan to keep our kids in this school through high school graduation. It will give them a foundation for life, not just academically, but spiritually as well. We are so thankful that we found this school and will support it any way we can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

My daughter will be headed to the 7th grade in the Fall and has been with FCS since Kindergarten. We couldn't be more pleased with the school. The academics are strong and the teachers are loving. Is it perfect, NO, but what school is? The difference is the teachers can actually mentor the children and guide them on the right path. Their SAT scores are higher than the national and state average and I look forward to six more successful years at FCS with my daughter being highly prepared for college and the world! God Bless FCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

Our family couldn't be happier after completing our first year at FCS. After being at a different local private Christian school with two children from preschool through first grade, we knew we needed a forever school for our children. A school that taught them strong biblical foundations in a loving and nurturing environment! After our tour, we just knew this was the school for us! The administration is phenomenal and the teachers are even better!! The academics were advanced and the school encouraged and relies heavily on parent volunteers, so I witnessed, first hand, how happy my children were this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

I could not ask for a better school for my kids. The teachers are excellent, the staff is friendly and my kids are getting a great education. The main reason we chose FCS was for the Christian aspect, we wanted our kids to be taught at school what we are teaching at home and they do that day in and day out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

FCS is a first rate school. We are so blessed by everyone at FCS. We could not ask for more from our son's educators and leaders. I would recommend Fredericksburg Christian to anyone interested in a quality, Christ-centered education.
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Posted June 11, 2013

Our family loves FCS and couldn't be happier! The teachers and staff are wonderful to work with and really love the children and their job! We pray we can send all of our children to FCS PreK-12th grade! I am an alumni and had a wonderful experience as a student and was well prepared for college. Love the Biblical foundation they are continuing that we are working on in our home. So awesome to know our children are taken care of when they are not with us and to know they are hearing and learning Truth!
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Posted June 11, 2013

My 5 children all attended FCS. All the staff (teachers, bus drivers, janitors etc) were considerate and caring - 2 of our children needed special attention in various ways and the school worked hard to accommodate them, until it was clear that one of them just needed more intense focused teaching.
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Posted June 11, 2013

We count FCS as one of our family's greatest blessings. We will have 3 children there this Fall. My oldest start out at public school for kindergarten, and was in tears daily about getting to school. He'd start complaining of belly aches the night before. He was just so unhappy. We switched over to FCS, and he now asks to get to school early! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! The love the faculty and staff show the students is just amazing!
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Posted September 29, 2011

This is an excellant school many of the staff go above and beyond to help children be successful spiritually and academically! We love this school!
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Posted April 26, 2011

What a difference! Two of three of our children went to public school, then we enrolled our third in FCS, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Godly, loving teachers, strong academics, many leadership opportunities and God confidence instilled in students which gives them the ability to do great things for the Lord.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

Excellent School. Advanced Academic, very structured. Children are very well behaved and are expected to act accordingly. Misbehavior is not tollerated. Christian values are absorbed. Great Staff of teachers .
—Submitted by a parent


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Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Rick Yost
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (540) 371-4121

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Care for Cancer Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • International Club
  • Literary magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Radio Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Fredericksburg Christian Schools is an evangelical non-denominational school dedicated to a strong academic program with Christian character and biblical truths integrated into every area, in order that students develop a lifelong Christian worldview.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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College prep programs/courses during the year
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9400 Thornton Rolling Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Phone: (540) 373-5355

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