Fredericksburg Academy

5.00 (4 reviews)
10800 Academy Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-0224
Tel: (540)898-0020
Grades: NS-12
FA's 50-acre campus includes the Arts and Sciences Building, which houses the theater, studios, labs, and classrooms.
FA's 50-acre campus includes the Arts and Sciences Building, which houses the theater, studios, labs, and classrooms.
Fredericksburg Academy is an independent, nonsectarian school that offers a challenging college-preparatory program in a nurturing learning environment.
One hundred percent of our graduates are accepted to four-year colleges and universities.
Small class sizes (14 students maximum in PK-3, 16 students maximum in JK-4 and kindergarten, 18 students maximum in other grades) and individualized attention are FA hallmarks.
Student-teacher ratio is 7:1.
We enroll almost 400 students aged three years through twelfth grade on a 45-acre campus, which includes two academic buildings, a Sports Center with a gymnasium and a pool, two libraries, a 413-seat theater, five playing fields, four tennis courts, a cross-country trail, two playgrounds, and a natural playscape. Signature programs include: one-to-one laptop from grades sixth through twelfth, Responsive Classroom (Lower School), Global Explorers and International Travel Program (Middle and Upper School), Foreign Language from prekindergarten through twelfth grade, Digital Portfolio (Lower School) and Exhibit (Middle and Upper School).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP English Literature and Composition AP European History AP Government and Politics: U.S. AP Latin: Vergil AP Physics B AP Psychology AP Statistics AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio AP U.S. History
Average SAT score 1792
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Friday denim days)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please visit for Tuition and Financial Aid Information
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,827
Admissions Director Dre Anthes
Admissions Associate Marnie Schattgen


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Discipline Committee, Drama Productions/Musicals, Global Explorers, Honor Council, International Club, Literary Magazine, Middle School Council, Newspaper, Peer Mediators, Robotics, Running Club, Service Organization of FA, Student Government, Student Life Committee, Tour Guides, Yearbook Honor Council, Newspaper, Peer Mediators, Robotics, Running Club, Tour Guides, Yearbook, Discipline Committee,
Drama Productions/Musicals,
Global Explorers,
International Club,
Literary Magazine,
Middle School Council,
Service Organization of FA,
Student Government,
Student Life Committee,

School Notes

  • Fredericksburg Academy is the only independent, college-preparatory, prekindergarten-12th grade school in a 50-mile radius. Our students come from the Fredericksburg area and from counties as far away as Westmoreland, Hanover, and Prince William to experience the opportunities provided by an FA education. Defining aspects of the Fredericksburg Academy experience are:
  • Lower School: differentiated math instruction, Responsive Classroom social curriculum, foreign language beginning in prekindergarten, musical performances in each grade, technology program including iPads and blogging
  • Middle School: 1:1 laptop program, peer mediation program, foreign language, overnight field trips, Global Explorers, no-cut athletics, advisory program, opportunities in the visual and performing arts, Chesapeake Bay ecology study
  • Upper School: 1:1 laptop program, Honor System, collegiate schedule, individualized college counseling, student leadership, Senior Exhibit (graduation requirement that includes internship/learning experience, application, and panel presentation), participation-oriented athletics, and opportunities in the visual and performing arts
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (4 reviews)
5.0 Stars   02/26/16
We have a 9th grader who just started at FA this school year. We chose FA because we were looking for a school that would engage our teenager on both an academic and social level, while providing him with a challenging academic experience. We were concerned that he would get lost in the shuffle at a large public school. He has been very happy there this year and we have been very impressed. The teachers are dedicated and very interested in the kids, are accessible and give detailed and helpful feedback, which is only possible when class sizes are small and intimate, as they are at FA. The student/teacher interaction and feedback that we have received have far exceeded our expectations, especially compared to what we used to receive in public school. Our main concern was that FA was too small, and that it would be hard for him to break into social groups since most of the students have known each other for quite a long time. He felt accepted from early on and is making friends. In addition, he is thriving in his classwork and is benefitting by being around a group of kids who are academically motivated to do well. We have been very happy with our decision.
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5.0 Stars   01/01/16
FA is an outstanding school for a variety of reasons. I'm impressed with the attention to detail, the small class size, the ability to teach outside the box and not to a standardized test, teacher to student ratio, the ability to provide in depth updates on your children at any given point, and the type of students FA seems to produce. FA is providing tools to each student so they can be citizens of the world. I would HIGHLY recommend FA to anybody looking for a quality education for their children or grandchildren.
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5.0 Stars   01/01/16
Our child has been at FA since preK and is now a sophomore. In addition to giving our kids a high quality education, every teacher at FA knows and cares about every student. Over the years, FA has implemented several security measures to help ensure the students' safety. The sports teams, theater productions and clubs have all been well managed and wonderful experiences for our child. FA provides many leadership opportunities, and the college counselor on staff has been extremely helpful as we gear up for college applications. And at FA, the parents have a voice. The head of school and all faculty and staff are accessible and responsive. FA has been the best possible school for our child in Fredericksburg.
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5.0 Stars   02/28/12
The quality of the educational environment and student - teacher interactions are exceptional. The teachers at all levels enjoy teaching and it shows in the students excitement about the school. Our daughter has been enrolled since Kintergarten and is now a sophmore. The positive environment and coaching show in the young lady she is becoming. We are proud of her and thank the faculty at Fredericksburg Academy.
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