40 Stories for 40 Years – Superintendent, Rick Yost

While he was born at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, Mr. Yost’s family moved to upstate New York when he was seven. Answering God’s call to serve as missionaries in Brazil, his parents made the move to attend seminary. The family crammed all four kids into a small car and loaded a 4’x 6’ Uhaul with only some clothes

How To Get Involved – Club Opportunities at the Upper School

Club Opportunities Author: Savannah Webb FCS has a LOT to offer students when it comes to extracurricular activities, which provide AMAZING opportunities for students. This blog post is going to break down the who, the what, and the when of clubs. Even though we’re a month into school, it isn’t too late to join. Get out there, and get involved!

40 Stories for 40 Years – Former FCS Board Member: Robert “Bob” Duffy

We were saddened by the recent passing of longtime FCS board member, Bob Duffy. Bob was a true model of a servant-leader. In his eulogy on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, superintendent Rick Yost, highlighted how Bob’s focus on the eternal impacted so many for the cause of the Gospel. “Bob Duffy had a deeper and more genuine sense of eternity

40 Stories for 40 Years FCS Alum: Mike Donehey

FCS Alum: Mike Donehey “Mike played sports, participated in the arts, and made life-long friendships during his time at FCS. “Graduating with over 60 friends who’ve you known since you were five was a pretty incredible experience too when I think about it. Not a lot of people can say that. I would say I probably felt more grounded than

40 Stories for 40 Years – What the Lord Has Entrusted: Why We Give

Kevin Woods, a retired USAF officer and pilot, husband of 27 years, and father of multiple Fredericksburg Christian School graduates, sat down with us to share what FCS means to him and his family. Kevin and his wife, Val, are treasured members of the FCS family. Kevin sits on the board of FCS, and Val worked as a school nurse at

40 Stories for 40 Years – High School Retreat

40 Stories for 40 Years High School Retreat The annual high school retreat is an FCS tradition that dates back to 1991. Every year, the entire high school student body, along with high school teachers and other staff members, kicks off the school year by piling into buses and heading out for two jam-packed days of fun and fellowship. With

40 Stories for 40 Years – The FCS Story of HIS Story – Gary and Andy Foss

In 1979, a small group of committed Christian parents had a vision of a non‑denominational Christ‑centered school in the Fredericksburg area. While there was interest in the local community of believers, it was difficult to organize any kind of ongoing structure to move forward. At the same time, a local public school elementary principal–turned Director of Special Education–was becoming increasingly

High School Retreat – A Student’s View

  Retreat! Author: Savannah Webb One of the most beloved high school traditions is just around the corner: Retreat! In a mere few days, the entire high school will be on buses traveling through the mountains of Western Virginia on their way to Rockbridge. The time spent there will create memories that will last a lifetime, develop new friendships, strengthen

Developing Life Skills for Your 6th Grader

Developing life skills in your 6th grader may feel like an uphill battle. The middle school years can be hugely challenging for students and parents alike. The perfect storm of hormones, academic pressure, and excessive peer-drama can lead to your child resembling a raging pre-teen monster from time to time. And getting that monster to do their own laundry? That

Homeschool vs Private School: Finding the Best Fit

Choosing homeschool vs. private school for your child involves answering some very honest questions. There’s no one-size-fits-all education option for every child. Every child and every family are unique, and what works beautifully for one may be a challenge for another. To get you started, here are some pros and cons of each option to consider as you choose the