Our History


1979  |  Launch

In response to a challenge from the Christian community, Gary and Andy Foss established Fredericksburg Christian School at First Christian Church. They began with thirty students and four teachers. Gary served multiple roles as principal, custodian, bus driver, playground supervisor, and secretary.

1988  |  Growing Pains

The vision to serve the entire region in an interdenominational spirit was lived out through the 80’s, as the school grew to multiple locations. The elementary school arrived at New Life in Christ – where it was housed until 2009 – and the Lower School began operation out of Highway Assembly of God, where it continues to reside. In 1988 they had 468 enrolled students.

1991  |  First Senior Class

In 1991, Fredericksburg Christian High School graduated its first class of seniors.

1994  |  75 Acres

Leadership found the land that their current high school stands on – 75 acres off Rte. 17 – and began construction on a new campus.

1995  |  Stafford Campus

Stafford Baptist Church invited FCS to take leadership of its school in 1995, which led to the establishment of Stafford Campus.

1997  |  Fredericksburg Campus Opens

Fredericksburg Christian High School opened its doors in 1997, with 250 students in grades nine through twelve. Total enrollment was 855 students.

The Founders Vision Continues

Their vision for young people and the work of Almighty God in the lives of those children is what drove them to do the hard work of founding such a large school…and it is still at the heart of this ministry. Gary is currently active as a board member and is a tremendous encourager for the work they started in 1979.  Andy went home to be with the Lord in August 2010, and she will be greatly missed.  Her desire for excellence in all areas will continue to live on within each aspect of our ministry as her legacy continues on in each of our hearts.