Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg

Welcome to the Lighthouse Academy of Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Regions oldest private Christ-centered school, the only montessori high school in Virginia and the only Christ-centered montessori high school in the world.
Started in 1981, the Lighthouse Academy provides superior montessori education, tucked inside a Christ-centered environment, to over 100 children each year, ranging in ages between 2 and 18.
All of our Head Teachers are Montessori certified, have excellent experience and are additionally trained by the Director/Owner/Head of Curriculum Stacie McClung.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ALL
Year Founded
1981

Student Body

Total Students
88 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Average SAT score
1290
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please call for details... Partial scholarships available.
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Scott McClung

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Welcome to the Lighthouse Academy of Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Regions oldest private Christ-centered school, the only montessori high school in Virginia and the only Christ-centered montessori high school in the world. Started in 1981, the Lighthouse Academy provides superior montessori education, tucked inside a Christ-centered environment, to over 100 children each year, ranging in ages between 2 and 18. All of our Head Teachers are Montessori certified, have excellent experience and are additionally trained by the Director/Owner/Head of Curriculum Stacie McClung.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg?
The acceptance rate of Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg offer?
Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg?
The application deadline for Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
What a fantastic school! Long-term family (9 years and counting) We have two students in high school and one that graduated from Lighthouse and has had nothing but a stellar experience. Our oldest repeatedly says that he's not only head and shoulders above his college classmates but is far more prepared for the college experience. The school gave him the tools to think critically, stay organized, and be a true self-started, all skills we could only have dreamed of. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable, infinitely caring, and personally invested in each of their students. My wife and I highly recommend this school.
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5  
Lighthouse Academy of Fredericksburg has been a perfect fit for my Adolescent students. The teachers and staff have always shown love, guidance, and concern for the many circumstances our teens have encountered. In addition to a strong academic program, my students have enjoyed the sports program along with fun and creative electives throughout the years. The atmosphere with both staff and peers is more like family, where they have learned both responsibility and accountability!
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5  
I cannot say enough good things about Lighthouse. The staff is responsive to parents & children alike, and they genuinely care about the kids. Public school was a disaster for my son, the forcible shoveling of academics down his throat at age 5 was completely age-inappropriate. We were relieved to put him in Lighthouse, where children are free to learn through play and interaction with students both older & younger than them. Lots of recess time in the afternoons, excellent one-on-one time with teachers, and the focus on what is age-appropriate are all huge selling points. Encouraging them to think things through, supporting them when they fall, and celebrating when they "get" it- that`s the support system they provide for their students. Too often schools forget that kids need to be kids, not robots trained to memorize & take tests. If it weren`t for Lighthouse, my son wouldn`t be the well-balanced kid he is today.
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5  
My son has done amazing the last 2 years being at Lighthouse. There is an adjustment period to the Montessori approach. However, it is well worth it! Every child would want to learn like this and be in a school environment that feels like family with amazing educational opportunities that traditional schools do not offer. They foster kindness, community involvement (w/monthly field trips), and adjust the teaching to fit what the child needs. I have recommended this school to other families and their children are thriving as well. No bullying, small classrooms, individual attention, and teaching of Christian values which is role modeled by all the staff. They also give scholarships to those that could otherwise not afford to the cost of tuition. During COVID, they did not close. Our son learned everything he needed to for the year, and they went above and beyond to keep the children safe. My son wants to stay until he graduates.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fredericksburg, VA is $6,940 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fredericksburg, VA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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