Affording Private Christian School Tuition 

As a parent, you understand how significantly your child’s learning environment will impact them, both now and in the future. There are things that a Christian education can offer — academics taught from a biblical perspective, mentorship, and enrichment opportunities to learn, serve, and lead — but you might be concerned about how the cost of private school tuition will affect your family’s budget or lifestyle. 

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We are committed to making an excellent, Christ-centered education accessible to families in Fredericksburg, VA, and the surrounding area. Affordability is an important consideration for parents, which is why we offer variable tuition.

At Fredericksburg Christian School, students move through a strong academic program with character education and Biblical truth integrated into every subject area. As a result, they develop a lifelong Christian worldview which allows them to  make a difference in the world through various fields. 

  • Students receive individual attention and mentorship in the classroom and beyond, because we offer intimate class sizes
  • A full athletic program (27 teams), vibrant fine arts offerings, and  interest-based clubs and leadership opportunities enrich the learning experience.
  • Christ-centered faculty partner with parents,  reinforcing the values being taught at home
  • Challenging academics, 13 AP courses, leadership opportunities, and the best technology allow our students to thrive in the classroom and exceed national average test scores.
  • Students flourish in a safe, positive, and close-knit community with a wide variety of opportunities to stay engaged and grow.

Learn more about how an impactful Christian education can help your child thrive.
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Affording an FCS Education 

While considering school options, so many families approach the cost of private education with one of these strong assumptions:

If this is the tuition, then we can’t afford this school because we don’t earn enough.


We shouldn’t even bother asking about financial aid because I’m sure we earn too much to qualify for any assistance.

In reality, many families with a range of incomes do qualify for financial aid. Variable Tuition is a means of helping as many families as possible afford the best education possible for their children. We know that is truly every family’s biggest priority, and the variable tuition system we use at FCS provides a clear, impartial, and transparent process for determining your financial aid eligibility. 

Our Variable Tuition application is easy to complete, and we offer a scholarship program as well. After you apply for your child(ren), we’ll be able to tell you exactly what your family’s tuition costs will be. Many families are happily surprised to learn that our exceptional education really is affordable for them.

64% of our existing families currently receive some form of discount or financial aid.

How much does it cost? 

As you consider Fredericksburg Christian School, we welcome your questions about variable tuition, financial aid, payment plans, or whatever else comes to mind. Our admissions team is here to help you process this decision, so you can choose which learning environment is best for your child with confidence.

Tuition and Fees By Grade 

Grade Level Tuition Activity Fee Tech Fee Annual
PreK 3-4 yr olds – 8:20 am – 12:30 pm
5 Days/Week $5,418 $60 N/A $5,478
3 Days/Week $4,064 $60 N/A $4,124
2 Days/Week (PK 3 Only) $2,710 $60 N/A $2,770
K – 1/2 Day – 8:20 am – 12:30 pm $6,776 $85 $200 $7,061
Grades 1-5 – 8:20 am – 3:15 pm $9,510 $100 $200 $9,810
Grades 6-8 – 8:00 am – 2:55 pm $10,570 $195 $350 $11,115
Grades 9-12 – 8:00 am – 2:55 pm $11,180 $325 $350 $11,855

Click here to learn more about payment options, discounts, and extended care fees. 

Tuition includes all textbooks, retreats and field trips, a 1:1 device program starting in sixth grade, and student admission to all on-campus plays, concerts, and athletic events.

Continuous Enrollment

Our streamlined enrollment process eliminates the hassle of annual re-enrollment and multiple deposits. Once enrolled, your student’s spot is reserved through their graduation date (unless you notify the school of your intention to withdraw your student by the annual deadline of March 31.)  Read more about Continuous Enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does FCS determine if a family is eligible for Variable Tuition?

FCS partners with FACTS, a third-party financial processor of Variable Tuition applications for independent schools across the country. FACTS uses an “Estimated Family Contribution” (EFC) calculation that takes into account many of the factors that make up a family’s overall financial picture. Our team then evaluates each application in a fair, consistent, and confidential manner.

Is there a cap on available funds?

FCS has a generous Variable Tuition budget; however, it is not unlimited. Families who need help affording FCS should apply as soon as possible.

Is Variable Tuition available for students in all grades?

Variable Tuition is available for all families with students in kindergarten through grade 12. Pre-kindergarten students in the five-day program may also be eligible. The availability of Variable Tuition may vary based on the entering grade level, space in a grade, number of applicants, and budgeted funds.

Could applying for Variable Tuition diminish the chances of my child being accepted to FCS?

No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are reviewed separately, and submitting an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on an applicant’s admissibility.

If we do not qualify for Variable Tuition, are there other ways to save on tuition?

Yes — we offer a variety of payment plans and discounts, including a multi-child discount, alumni discount, and advance-pay discount. You can also use 529 plans for private elementary, middle, and high school tuition up to $10,000 per year. 


For additional Variable Tuition FAQs, click here.

Schedule a Tour 

If you’re looking for a Christ-centered learning environment where your child can experience positive growth academically, socially, and spiritually, we encourage you to explore more about FCS. Schedule a Visit Today 

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