An independteateent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virgini


COVID-19 Updates

Fredericksburg Academy is actively monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be updating this webpage as needed to share information regarding preparations, response, and continued academic instruction. 

FA will be closed from March 13 through the end of the school year. 

  • March 16 - April 10:  There will be an organized, distance-learning program, please see the 'Continued Academic Instruction' tab below for more information.
  • April 13-17:  Spring Break (no academic instruction and no homework)
  • April 20:  Operation Remote Falcon, aka distance-learning continues for all grade levels!
  • May 21:  The last day for remote instruction for Lower School students
  • May 22:  Remote instruction for Middle and Upper School students will end at noon
  • May 25:  No school in observance of Memorial Day
  • May 26-29:  This week will be used for a variety of activities and celebrations throughout the school. We will provide dates and details once the schedule is solidified.

Continued Academic Instruction - Remote Falcon

Frequently Asked Questions and Topics of Interest


How to Talk to Children about COVID-19

Parental Resources

April 26, 2020

April 19, 2020

March 30, 2020

March 29, 2020

March 27, 2020

How to fail-proof your home / office - co-written by FA alumna Meredith Valentine ’01.

March 26, 2020

March 23, 2020

March 22, 2020

March 18, 2020

Thank you to all of the faculty, students, and parents for making the first week of distance-learning a positive experience. We truly appreciate everyone in the FA Community and your continued commitment to academic success.

Best wishes for an enjoyable weekend.

March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17 will be our Middle School and Upper School launch date for online instruction and the continuation of our program. Middle and Upper School faculty will have already communicated directly with students through Veracross or email at this point.

Please click on the 'Continued Academic Instruction' tab above for addition information and documentation.

March 16, 2020

Lower School

Monday, March 16: Lower School will begin their assigned work that was sent home. Because of the differing needs of each grade level in the Lower School, please follow the schedules and work suggestions and/or assignments according to teacher letters in packets and/or emails to you and your child throughout the week. If you, or your student has any questions, please reach out to your classroom teachers.  

Middle and Upper School

Monday, March 16: will be treated much like a snow day; there is no expectation of formal remote instruction on this day. Middle and Upper School faculty will be communicating with students/families about how courses will run and may ask students to complete independent work in preparation for remote instructions. Monday will be a "C" Day on the new schedule format.

Please click on the 'Continued Academic Instruction' tab above for addition information and documentation.

March 15, 2020

March 14, 2020: Video Message From the Head of School

March 13, 2020

Lower School Parent-Teacher conferences are canceled. We are working on a plan to determine the best way to reschedule these and will provide you details as the plans evolve.

Campus will be open for all faculty and staff on Friday, March 13 from 8 a.m.-noon so they can pack up personal items and prepare classrooms for more deep cleaning. Parents may come to campus at this time to collect items left at school and/or work packets if your child was absent today and you have not received materials. Contact your appropriate division head with any questions. Middle and Upper School students have been told they have no specific academic responsibilities.

March 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

Parent Resource

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet

March 9, 2020

March 8, 2020

School Sponsored International Travel 

All school sponsored international travel has been suspended until further notice.

March 6, 2020


All players should bring their own water bottles to practice. Please wash uniforms and practice apparel before wearing again and clean mouth guards and personal equipment. At the conclusion of a game, players will not shake hands, but 'bump elbows' instead. 

March 5, 2020

Virginia Department of Health

VA DoH will provide updates everyday at 12 noon.

March 4, 2020

Governor Northam Outlines Plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governor's News Release

March 3, 2020

March 2, 2020

Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD)

February 27, 2020

Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD)