Fredericksburg Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (540)898-0020
  • Our mission at Fredericksburg Academy is to inspire and empower our students to discover, to engage, and to imagine the limitless nature of themselves and the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 12 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 1280
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 www.fredericksburgacademy.org/admission/affordability for information on Indexed Tuition
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,827
Acceptance Rate
69%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Marnie Schattgen

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,

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: 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  2/26/2016
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  1/1/2016
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  1/1/2016
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  2/28/2012
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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