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

Daycare vs. Preschool: Which is Right for My Child?

When trying to decide between daycare vs. preschool for your child, only the best will do. The selection process can seem intimidating, but rest assured, it doesn’t have to be. How can you know what environment is ideal for your unique little one? If you’re debating between daycare and preschool, ask yourself a few simple questions that can help you

What to Expect from an Early Learning Center

The time has come: you blinked, and now your little one is ready for an early learning center. How did this happen? While you’re busy hyperventilating, let’s try to put your mind at ease by talking about what you and your child can expect from a great pre-k program: Learning through play. Young children primarily learn through play, so don’t