Fredericksburg Academy

10800 Academy Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-0224
     Tel: (540)898-0020
   
Grades: NS - 12
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 from Prekindergarten-3 through Grade 12 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 Responsive Classroom (Lower School), Global Explorers (Middle School), and Senior Exhibit (Upper School).

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 27%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
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 Mar. 3 / rolling
Tuition Notes 2013-2014 Tuition Prekindergarten-3: Varies Based on Part-Time or Full-Time; please see school website Half-Day Prekindergarten-4: $7,990/yr. Full-Day Prekindergarten-4: $11,750/yr. Full-Day Kindergarten: $13,800/yr. Grades 1-5: $16,7755 Grades 6-12
% on Financial Aid 35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,827
Admissions Director Ana De Leon Calef
Admissions Associate Brandon Perry

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

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: peer mediation program, sixth-grade exploratory 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: 10/07/2013

Nearby 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 Lee's Hill KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
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1 year ago
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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