Ad Fontes Academy

Ad Fontes Academy is an independent private classical Christian school located near the intersection of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and easily accessed by surrounding areas. Our faith in Jesus Christ shapes every aspect of our curriculum and culture.
Our classical model of education is a robust, relational, and time-honored approach designed to equip students with the tools they need to think for themselves and to communicate articulately. Our dedicated and accomplished faculty model service to God and others in love.
Our program cultivates students' hearts, souls, and minds in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

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Top Rankings

Ad Fontes Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
180 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Ad Fontes Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
36%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform with choices, khaki pants or skirts with polos

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades K-6th: $13,000 Grades 7-8: $14,200 Grades 9-12: $14,800
% on Financial Aid
28%
Acceptance Rate
57%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christina Jenkins

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Future Business Leaders Club, International Cooking Club, Play Reading Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir Club, Drama Club, Flute Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports Club, Tennis Club

School Notes

  • Ad Fontes Academy exists to glorify God by partnering with parents to cultivate wise and virtuous students through a robust Christ-centered classical education.
  • A classical Christian education, as defined by the Society of Classical Learning, aims to cultivate virtue and wisdom in students so that they will live for the glory of God, flourishing as human beings and loving both God and neighbor. It pursues these goals through an ordered exploration of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and that forms students' affections and the habits of lifelong learning.
  • Christ-centered Formation: At Ad Fontes, we believe that education is about more than just academic achievement. We are devoted to cultivating wise and virtuous students who live for the glory of God, loving both Him and their neighbor as they ought.
  • Robust Academic: Our academic endeavors are underpinned by the classical liberal arts tradition, fostering habits of lifelong learning through a structured exploration of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Our students delve into primary source across disciplines, mastering the arts of assimiliating foundational truths, reasoning with discernment, and expressing themselves with eloquence and clarity.
  • Embodiment of Christ's Teachings: Our community strives to model Christ's teaching, empasizing genuine love and selfless service. With the aspiration of cultivating servant-leaders, we encourage our students to radiate Christ's teachings within their spheres and beyond.
  • Collaboration with Parents: We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. We ally with parents to deliver a classical Christian education that cultivates virtue and wisdom in every student.
  • Nurturing Community Grounded in Grace and Truth: Upholding the intrinsic value of each individual, we acknowledge their sacred worth as being crafted in God's image. We seek to provide an environment of grace and truth, inspiring students to flourish in both wisdom and virtue.
  • Please contact Christina Jenkins at admissions@adfontes.com or 571-348-0784 with any questions or to schedule a tour.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ad Fontes Academy cost?
Ad Fontes Academy's tuition is approximately $14,800 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Ad Fontes Academy?
The acceptance rate of Ad Fontes Academy is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 83%. Ad Fontes Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Virginia with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Ad Fontes Academy offer?
Ad Fontes Academy offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is Ad Fontes Academy's ranking?
Ad Fontes Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Ad Fontes Academy?
The application deadline for Ad Fontes Academy is Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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My daughter has been a student at AFA for 4 years. My daughter transitioned from the public system to AFA during COVID-19. As a family, we couldn't be happier with our experience. I was a teacher in the public school system and am so impressed with the high expectations and student accountability. With a Christ-centered focus, AFA builds a passion for academic subjects shared within a culture of dialogue and debate, not simply lecture. Thanks to the nurturing teachers, my daughter never ceases to amaze me.
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5  
Ad Fontes came at the right time when we were desperately seeking a new school for our children. It's God's blessing and answers to prayers to find the right school that cares for our kid's education. Our kids have been thriving in learning, challenging themselves to meet Ad Fontes's learning expectations. The Ad Fontes community, staff members, and families have been supportive and give us such joy to be part of this amazing experience. Our kids always look forward to returning with their peers and teachers as they love the environment and the classical learning experience.
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Our son transitioned from public school to private school at Ad Fontes during COVID. While the first semester was a bit rocky as he navigated the expectations and routine, we could not have made a better choice for him to experience in his high school years.
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Ad Fontes is a fantastic school. My son has learned so much there and I know he is cared for by the staff. It's a great balance of academic excellence and a loving environment.
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The average private school tuition in Fairfax County, VA is $19,686 for elementary schools and $21,241 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfax County, VA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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