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

Our Mission and Beliefs


We inspire and empower our students to discover, to engage, and to imagine the limitless nature of themselves and the world.


  • A safe and compassionate community is our foundation.
  • Teaching must be thoughtful, persistent, respectful, and passionate.
  • Diversity of thought and people inspires critical thinking and self-knowledge.
  • Each student's intellectual, ethical, emotional, social, and physical development is essential.
  • Strength and resilience are cultivated through achievement and mistakes, joy and disappointment.
  • Mastery requires mentorship, application, and reflection.
  • Through opportunities in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership, and citizenship, students define their paths.

The Board of Trustees adopted the mission and belief statements in June, 2016.


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