Fredericksburg Academy Lower School students learn by doing.
Lower School Falcons gain knowledge and confidence through experiential field trips and classroom activities, performing on stage in the Upper School Reed Theater, and by exploring the natural world through FA’s extensive trail system. They gain character by tending the teaching gardens and collecting food donations for the area food bank, mentoring each other and younger students, and by serving as members of a community.
Kindergarten - Grade 5
FA’s Kindergarten is a play-based program that cultivates curiosity and critical thinking throughout the day with many special events throughout the year for families to celebrate their learning. Grades 1-3 are designed to establish a solid foundation for success with all future learning, with a focus on outdoor education, dynamic field experiences, extensive performing and visual arts, and foreign language and technology to complement and support traditional areas of study.
Grades 4-5 are designed to model the more mature academic and social setting they will transition to in middle school. These classrooms are flexible spaces which allow for greater collaboration and configuration options.