- 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|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||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|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$5,827|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Associate||Marnie Schattgen|
|Total Sports Offered||8 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBasketball, Cross Country,|
Field Hockey, Golf,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||16 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Discipline Committee, Global Explorers, Honor Council, International Club, Literary Magazine, Middle School Council, Newspaper, Peer Mediators, Robotics, Service Organization of FA, Student Government, Student Life Committee, Tour Guides, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- 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
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- FredericksburgGrades: PK-12 | 850 students
9400 Thornton Rolling Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
- FredericksburgGrades: PK-8 | 46 students
Po Box 5568
Fredericksburg, VA 22403
- FredericksburgGrades: NS-12 | 79 students
10713 Tidewater Trl
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
- FredericksburgGrades: PK-12 | 337 students
4105 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
- FredericksburgGrades: PK-8 | 210 students
9151 Elys Ford Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
We graduated two children from FA, both of which attended since Kindergarten. We couldn't have made a better investment in our children's futures. While attending they were supported academically and given many opportunities to try different sports, arts, and leadership roles. The left with the skills they needed to be successful in college and beyond. This is the best school in the area.
- Posted by Parent - Karen
I am proud to have been a part of Fredericksburg Academy since it opened in 1992, first as a parent and for the past 23 years, as an Upper School French teacher. The academics are stellar, the faculty is well prepared and encourages the students to stretch their imaginations and strive to reach their goals. Being a part of this school is like having an extended famliy. Every student has a personal relationship with his or her teachers. I am so glad my daughters had the opportunity to go to a private college preparatory school like FA, which prepared them to do well in their college years at UVa and in graduate school.
- Posted by Parent - Suzi Valentine
Fredericksburg Academy has transformed my daughter! She is comfortable in her learning environment, confident in her abilities, and challenged in the classroom. We are so grateful to the incredible teachers whose partnership extends beyond education.
- Posted by Parent - gofalcons
FA has been part of our vocabulary since 2005. Our daughter is a rising Senior and will graduate as a citizen of the world. BEST decision we ever made!
- Posted by Parent - Lisa D
What an amazing environment in which to teach, learn, and grow! Fredericksburg Academy is a true community of students, faculty, families, and supporters that helps nurture the strengths of each and every student and staff member. The size of FA is key to this amazing community. As a teacher, I love the small class sizes and a population of students that is just the right size so that everyone in the student body and the faculty can know each other and support each other. Students and faculty are given the freedom and flexibility they need to succeed because FA recognizes that everyone is truly unique and needs different things in order to succeed.
- Posted by Teacher - Zach Santulli
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.
- Posted by Parent - jdg12
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.
- Posted by Parent - lisad
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.
- Posted by Parent - kls1
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 - theea