An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Lower School

Fredericksburg Academy private school Lower School students reading together

Kindergarten through Grade 5

"The Lower School is a community, and children are our center. The Lower School faculty celebrates each child’s uniqueness and special contributions and cares deeply about each child. We are all charged with creating an environment that is designed to nurture each child’s social, emotional, academic, and physical development. The Lower School curriculum encourages teachers and children to become dreamers and risk-takers, and prepares all children to become independent and life-long learners. Our curriculum is designed to be appropriately rigorous according to a child’s readiness, offering children an opportunity to learn as much as they can and as deeply as they can." -Head of Lower School Patty Estes