FAQs

How do I get to the campus?

FCS Lower School

(PK-3 – 5th Grade)
9404 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 373-5357

From the North:

  • From I-95, take exit 126 toward Spotsylvania/Massaponax (turn right at end of exit) onto Rte. 1-S/Rte. 17-S
  • Make a LEFT at the 4th traffic light onto Rte. 17-S

From the South:

  • From I-95, take exit 126-B toward Spotsylvania/Massaponax onto Rte. 1-S/Rte. 17-S
  • Make a LEFT at the 5th traffic light onto Rte. 17-S

From Route 17-South:

  • Stay on Route 17-S for approximately 4.5 miles
  • Turn RIGHT onto Thornton Rolling Road/Route 609
  • Go approximately 1/2 mile
  • Turn RIGHT into parking lot

FCS Upper School & FCS Business Office

(6th-12th Grade)
9400 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Upper School: (540) 371-3852
Business Office: (540) 373-5355

From the North:

  • From I-95, take exit 126 toward Spotsylvania/Massaponax (turn right at end of exit) onto Rte. 1-S/Rte. 17-S
  • Make a LEFT at the 4th traffic light onto Rte. 17-S

From the South:

  • From I-95, take exit 126-B toward Spotsylvania/Massaponax onto Rte. 1-S/Rte. 17-S
  • Make a LEFT at the 5th traffic light onto Rte. 17-S

From Route 17-South:

  • Stay on Route 17-S for approximately 4.5 miles
  • Turn RIGHT onto Thornton Rolling Road/Route 609
  • Go approximately 1/2 mile
  • Turn RIGHT into parking lot
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Is Fredericksburg Christian Schools accredited?

Yes!

FCS is accredited by AdvancED, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and is an accredited member of the Virginia Council for Private Education.

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Is there an age cut-off for enrolling my child in preschool or kindergarten?

  • Applicants who turn three by September 30th will be considered for enrollment in the Pre-K 3-year-old program.
  • Applicants who turn four by September 30th will be considered for enrollment in the Pre-K 4-year-old program.
  • Applicants who turn five by September 30th will be considered for enrollment in the Kindergarten program.
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Does FCS offer extended care?

Extended Care is offered for PK3 – 8th grade from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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What curriculum is used for each grade level?

Curriculum Guides are available for grades Pre-K3 through 8th. An Academic Handbook is available for grades 9th through 12th.

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Is transportation available to the campus?

We have various bus routes available for transporting students to and from our school facilities. We offer bus service to and from the west side of Fredericksburg, Stafford and the King George area. We also offer bus-shuttle service from some closer locations to the school. Finally, a number of our parents choose to carpool.

For more information, please see the bus routes schedule, or call our Transportation Coordinator at (540) 373-5355 ext. 139.

Carpool Lists are available in August before the start of the next academic year.

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How can I obtain a carpool list?

Current FCS families can obtain a copy of the current carpool list at any campus office. Carpool lists are updated each August and are available no later than the first day of school.

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How do I sign up for the FACTS SIS Parent Alert System?

FCS uses the FACTS SIS Parent Alert System to instantly inform families of school closings and delays (through phone, email, etc.). In order to make sure you receive notifications that may effect your child, we ask that you update any contact information in your FACTS SIS family portal account.

Once your student is accepted, you will create a FACTS SIS family portal account as a parent.

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How do I schedule a campus tour?

Private tours are available year round. Group tours and open houses are available at select times. We would love to show you our facilities and classrooms as well as answer any of your questions.

To arrange a tour, please click here to schedule.

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What is the dress code?

Below you’ll find dress code guidelines for all grades.

Lower School Preschool-5th Grade  |  Wardrobe Guidelines

Upper School 6th-8th Grade  |  Wardrobe Guidelines (Please see MS Handbook)

Upper School 9th-12th Grade  |  Dress Code (Please see HS Handbook)

Land’s End FCS-Approved Wardrobe Catalog

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What is the class size?

Our average class size is 18 students to one teacher.

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What are the schools hours for each campus?

Lower School

Preschool and Kindergarten Program: 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Extended Care Options Available)
Elementary School Program: 8:15 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
Extended Care Hours (PreK-5th grade): 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Upper School

7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (8 class periods each day)

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Do FCS high school students participate in mission trips?

Our high school students participate in mission programs and reach out to other Christian schools and international communities through mission involvement. We have been to Africa, Argentina, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, and Uruguay, and have participated in a local inner-city mission trip in Richmond. The Upper School also provides the opportunity to travel to West Virginia each year, where students volunteer at a boy’s home.

Across all Fredericksburg Christian Schools, each campus annually sponsors a child from Africa.

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Do any international students attend the FCS Upper School?

International students have attended FCS from Africa, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Montenegro, Nigeria, Russia, Serbia, South America, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Where can I find a sports physical, and how long is it valid?

Sports physicals are valid each school year from May 1st of the current year through June 30th of the succeeding year.

Sports physicals can be completed by your student’s primary care physician or a walk-in clinic. The Athletic Department also offers sports physicals for a nominal fee in late spring.

Download a Sports Physical Form.

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