Admissions Process

We want the right fit for your child.

Our admissions process is designed to let our team get to know you and your child. And, we want you to have an opportunity to feel comfortable with our facilities, our staff, and the Christ-centered, hands-on education style.

Our online application is always available and ready for you.

At this time, for the safety of all our students, faculty, families and visitors, the campus and buildings of Fredericksburg Christian School are closed. We have moved learning from the classrooms to the home and our students in the Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School participate in our online learning program taught online by members of the FCS faculty.

Just as learning continues, our Admissions Office remains open and available to assist any prospective families. We continue to accept applications for the 2020-21 academic year and have several options available for you to reach us and learn more about the many benefits of a Fredericksburg Christan School education. 

The health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, families and prospective students and families is always our highest priority and we wish you and your family the best.

However, we encourage a virtual campus visit or phone call to answer any questions you may have. Once an application is submitted, phone interviews and (later) testing will ensure that FCS is a good fit for you and your family.

For new enrollment, registration begins in January. After the initial enrollment period, applications are considered on a rolling basis as space allows.

Step 1: Alternatives to an On Campus Visit

Schedule a Phone Meeting

We are here to help! We encourage all interested families to reach out to Marie Stanley, Admissions Coordinator at mstanley@gofcs.org to set up a time to speak. She will answer your questions, describe what a day in our school looks like and explain the advantages of a Fredericksburg Christian School education.

Schedule a Zoom Face-to-Face Meeting

If you prefer to speak to us face-to-face, let’s connect digitally on Zoom. Please email Suzie Medina, Director of Marketing at marketing@gofcs.org to schedule a time to speak.

Sign up to Take a Virtual Campus Tour

Explore Fredericksburg Christian School’s Campus through a virtual pictorial tour. Register here to be notified of the next available virtual tour! Register Now!

 

Step 2: Apply Online

Our online application is comprehensive, so we recommend you fill out the New Family Application as completely as possible. Most delays in processing come from incomplete applications. Below is a checklist of items you’ll need to complete your application:

  • FCS will need to request grades, test scores, disciplinary records, transcripts (high school) from the applicant’s current (or most recent) school
  • IEP or other special testing results (if applicable)
  • Home School Report, if student has been home schooled
  • Immunization Records (if available at time of submission, otherwise MUST be submitted to school nurse by the first day of school)
  • Pastoral Reference form
  • Student Biography form (for grades 6-12 only)
  • Non-refundable application/evaluation fee

Step 3: Preliminary Review

Our FCS administrators will review your completed application and evaluate potential openings. Based on their evaluation, appointments for interviews and testing are made.

Step 4: Interviews and Testing

An FCS staff member will contact you to set up a time for a phone interview. Testing may be waived or delayed for a later date, depending on the grade level. We appreciate your patience during this time. In a parent interview, an administrator will discuss our philosophy and school programming with the applicant’s parents.

Elementary, middle, and high school students take a group of brief individually-administered, standardized tests. The results will help us determine appropriate grade placement. We’ll also gladly share the results of these tests with parents.

Step 5: Final Decision

FCS administrators make decisions concerning enrollment as a team. Therefore, the final decision may take up to a week after the interview/testing appointment to allow for team discussion. You can expect a call from someone on the administrative team concerning the final decision.

In making a decision, the administrative team will consider things like:

  • Is FCS able to meet the student’s academic, social, and physical needs?
  • Are the student’s parents supportive of the school’s Christ-centered philosophy so that a partnership with the school can develop?
  • Is the student under his or her parents’ authority and willing to follow the school’s lifestyle guidelines?
  • Does the student desire to attend FCS?

Step 6: Acceptance Letter

Within two weeks of an offer of enrollment, an acceptance letter will be mailed to your home.  Additional information concerning wardrobe, school supplies, and the upcoming school year will be provided closer to the end of the current academic year.

Fredericksburg Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  FCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, athletics and other school-administered programs.
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