The current Upper School building was built in 1997 and is in need of renovations. Renovating the building to create more space is an imperative step in meeting the evolving needs of our educational community. As our student population grows, dated facilities struggle to accommodate modern teaching methods and resources. Greater availability of space will enhance the opportunity for creating innovative learning environments and contribute positively to the overall well-being of both students and educators.
By undertaking this renovation, our school can address overcrowded classrooms, introduce specialized facilities for science, and establish communal areas to foster collaboration and creativity. Additionally, the renovation will enhance accessibility, ensuring that all students have a complete and conducive learning environment. Investing in the modernization of these structures ultimately signals a commitment to providing quality education and equipping future generations with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
In addition, we are committed to continuing work on our athletic fields. Athletics play a vital role in schools, serving as an indispensable component of a well-rounded education. Beyond the obvious physical benefits, participation in sports instills essential life skills and values in students. Athletic fields were part of our last capital campaign, but based on the funds raised, we were not able to complete the field projects.
We chose the campaign name ROOTED because FCS has been ROOTED in the Fredericksburg area for over 40 years. As we continue to deepen our roots we are committed to being stewards of what God has already entrusted us with, and we are trusting His provision as we move continue to plan for the future. We pray that through this campaign, our roots grow stronger and deeper, increasing the gospel footprint of FCS!“
UPPER SCHOOL RENOVATIONS – $1,588,000
Athletic Fields – $1,057,000
FCS seeks to meet the needs of our ever-growing athletic programs. In addition to the newly constructed baseball field, we will add a softball field and a new pavilion, including a fieldhouse/ concession stand.
Our family has been a part of FCS for seven years now. We wanted to feel just as much a part of the community as our kids, so we would volunteer whenever the need would arise, help however we could when asked, and attend events that the school would host. We have built friendships with people within the FCS community that we now consider family.
Continuous growth requires continuous action. Campaigning is a necessary part of the growth process. Campaigning doesn’t just build bigger buildings; it puts FCS in a position to bring a greater number of children to Christ.
We have been reaping the benefits from the generosity of others from the last campaign. We started at FCS at the end of the lower school campaign and did not give towards it. We now feel called to be a part of the ROOTED campaign to help further the success of FCS and be a part of something we can look back on years from now and be thankful we had a small part in it.
WE ARE ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS 100% FINANCIALLY COMMITTED TO THE CAMPAIGN! WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THESE LEADERS WHO HAVE EACH ENDORSED THE PLAN BY PRAYERFULLY AND PERSONALLY PLEDGING THEIR FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO MAKE OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF FCS A REALITY.
We hope that you will join us in our capital campaign, ROOTED, so that we, as followers of Christ, committed to our mission, will continue to be ‘rooted and established in love’ (Ephesians 3: 17-19) as we engage together to further the mission of FCS. I am praying that every one of you – every member of the FCS community – will take advantage of the privilege we have to work together for the benefit of these precious children and for the building of the Kingdom.
– Rick Yost
Stories of Your Dollars Making a Difference
Trinity graduated from FCS in 2023 and now attends Penn State University. She is majoring in Secondary Level Social Studies. She hopes to one day be a teacher and inspire students. While at FCS, everyone knew that Trinity had a favorite music genre and enjoyed being the FCS mascot. She has continued to enjoy music and has joined a K-pop Dance Club at Penn State.
Your generous gifts provide the strong academic and spiritual foundation that Trinity, and all of our students, need.
Riley is part of the class of 2025 and received an offer to play softball at LSU.
Riley not only has an impressive record on the softball field but also in her academic endeavors.
Riley says, “I am so grateful for the opportunity my parents gave me by going to this school. Getting a Christian education is so important to me and it has given me a Christian foundation before experiencing the real world. The teachers make FCS great. They are people I can go to and they will be there for me.
Her journey is a testament to his hard work and to the important role donors play in education.
Noah graduated from FCS in 2023 and now attends Christopher Newport University. During his time at FCS, Noah was an accomplished student and set many records on the football field. He is now majoring in Kinesiology on the pre-med track. Noah hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon. At CNU, Noah played safety on the football team and made a game-sealing interception that allowed the team to win the NJAC conference title for the first time in CNU’s history.
Donors helped support the quality Christian education that Noah received and now Noah shares what he learned with others.
God influences the world through His people. Every dollar you give to FCS makes an impact not just in this community, but around this country and across the world — for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift helps to ensure that the Gospel is preached, the classroom instruction is infused with God’s truth, our students’ lives are changed, and the foundation of God’s biblical world view is laid in another generation.
– Larry Root, FCS Board Chairman