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Faith Christian School

Faith Christian School is a coeducational private Other special program emphasis school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City

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Overview

Overview

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FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is an independent, non-denominational JK-12 Christian classical school.
FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is one of over 200 schools across the nation implementing a powerful and proven classical method of education that for over 2,000 years has developed some of the world's finest authors, scientists, mathematicians, artists, philosophers, theologians & composers. At FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL students are encouraged to love God and be captivated by His created world. Our desire is that students become thoughtful, disciplined, and engaged learners who influence the world around them.

Curriculum

The rigorous curriculum is modeled after the classical trivium, consisting of three parts – Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric – designed to equip students with the tools of learning. Students transferring from other schools, both public and private, generally require a period of adjustment to the academic requirements and expectations at FCS.

The integration of disciplines is stressed, particularly at the high school level. Students are expected to be able to clearly articulate their beliefs and views on various topics. Classical and modern languages are required, and students are expected to use their acquired logic and rhetorical skills throughout their study. There is typically one academic “track” throughout the school, usually at the honors level, and designated as such on the transcripts. Overall, the course of study is demanding and college preparatory, whereby students are required to think deeply and critically. By design, the Advanced Placement curriculum is not taught. Classical pedagogy entails in-depth discussion of big ideas and essential questions sometimes limited by the AP curriculum. Students still take the AP exams in a number of subject areas. Students in grades ten through twelve who achieve a minimum cumulative average of 3.50, as well as meet strict qualifications regarding service, leadership, and character, are inducted into our Veritas Honor Society. Faith Christian School does not rank students.

Mission Statement

The mission of Faith Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered classical education of academic excellence, spiritual depth, and moral integrity which will prepare students for godly participation in their society and promote loyalty to God and country.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (540) 769-5200
Email
  cweber@fcsva.com

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 300
Student Teacher Ratio 9 : 1
Dress Code Uniform
Head of Lower School   Tess Jones
Head of Middle & Upper School   Todd Smith
Head of School   Peter Baur

Extracurriculars

Athletics, as well as clubs, round out the students’ experiences at Faith. The Ministerium Society gives students the opportunity to minister in a variety of service projects within the surrounding community. The Student Government Association provides leadership opportunities and sponsors events for the entire middle and upper school population. La Tertulia (Spanish Club) provides opportunities for Spanish students to explore the culture of the Hispanic world and participate in immersion activities. The Hi Y Club promotes leadership, civic responsibility, and service through club activities which include the Model General Assembly and the Model Judiciary Program. Warrior Athletics offer a variety of team and individual sports to train students and to compete throughout the year.

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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