The FCS Difference
Our values set us apart.
Fredericksburg Christian School was founded by servant leaders – people that followed Christ’s example, and led their team with a heart for others and an attitude of service. That same passion for leadership and character drives our staff and faculty today. Two of our four core values are to be servant leaders and to uphold integrity and transparency. From our invested teachers to our strong athletics program and vibrant fine arts offerings, we’re educating Christian leaders for life.
We keep classes small. With an average of 18 to 20 students in each class, teachers have the opportunity to mentor every child. Lessons are hands-on and infused with technology. Our graduates go to college – more than 95% in fact. Our students consistently beat the national average in SAT scores. We also offer thirteen AP courses, and encourage students to challenge themselves. Our leadership opportunities also allows students to grow and focus on the skills necessary for college and beyond.
Our teachers are exceptional – many hold advanced degrees. Teachers invest in their students by praying with them and leading them toward success. With genuine dedication, the average tenure is seven years. Representing sixty-eight different churches across the region, our teachers exemplify the non-denominational, Christ-centered environment of FCS. Students are mentored and shown how to fall in love with God.
As an organization that represents over 166 churches, we find unity in Christ. Our Biblical beliefs anchor our decisions, both large and small. Weekly chapels provide a time of worship and teaching. It’s from a Christian perspective that we teach students how to think for themselves and ask the important questions. Our parent-teacher partnership also allows teachers to reinforce the values being taught at home. Our graduates leave with more than a diploma; they step out into the world with character, integrity, and compassion. They step out as leaders.
Full Athletics Program
Our athletics program is robust, with thirty-one teams competing in thirteen sports. Fall brings volleyball, soccer, field hockey, football, cheerleading, and cross country. Our winter sports include swimming, cheerleading and basketball, and in the spring we offer baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, soccer and golf. We also have three club sports available — clay target shooting, eSports and fishing clubs. Plus, we provide summer sports camps for all ages.
Vibrant Fine Arts
Between art, drama, band, orchestra, and choir, there is no shortage of fine arts education. Contrary to so many trends, we’ve continued to invest in music and arts education. Our Enduring Freedom Honor Band holds concerts throughout the year, and a theatrical play is presented in the fall and spring semesters. Student art work has even been displayed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Each Spring brings our beloved Visual Arts Festival, displaying and honoring our student and sometimes our alumni’s art work.
Teachers Tell their FCS Story
We know that what we are doing is not just teaching Bible class. It’s allowing the students to go out and live their lives for Christ. We are teaching the students about the Word of God. It’s not just a career. It’s our lives. We are called to do this by God and the opportunity we have to share the gospel, to teach others, is the greatest calling we could ever have.– Jeff and Julie Shaeffer