Fredericksburg Academy

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 PK-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, and two playgrounds.
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 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,


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

Profile last updated: 06/03/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Gladys H Oberle School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Odyssey Montessori (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Breezewood KinderCare (1.4 miles away)
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  • Fredericksburg
    Breezewood KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.4 miles
    604 Breezewood Dr.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Fredericksburg
    Odyssey Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 40 students
    1.4 miles
    125 Olde Greenwich Dr Ste 100
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  • Fredericksburg
    Grades: NS-PK | 198 students
    1.8 miles
    5325 Harrison Road
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Fredericksburg
    The Marshall School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-8 | 13 students
    3 miles
    810 Westwood Office Park
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Fredericksburg
    The Gladys H Oberle School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 43 students
    3.2 miles
    404 Willis Street, PO Box 801
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12

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