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


Upper School students dressed for a formal dance

How much is tuition?

For the 2019-20 academic year, families can expect to pay tuition within the following range:

Kindergarten: $12,000-$17,145
Grades 1-5: $13,500-$21,615
Grades 6-12: $14,500-$24,420

See the schedule options and tuition for the Early Childhood program

Families at FA pay within this range based on a number of variables. Learn more about Indexed Tuition

We encourage all academically qualified students who are interested in FA’s programs to apply for admission regardless of family financial status. Indexed Tuition is designed to assist families who cannot meet the full cost of an independent school education. For more information, please contact the Director of Admission at (540) 898-0020 or

What is your average class size?

Class sizes vary from grade to grade and across divisions. Generally, we maintain a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio and have an average of 12 students per class.

How experienced is your faculty?

Our faculty has an average of 17 years of teaching experiences and more than half of them hold advanced degrees.

How long is the school day?

Our school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., with Lower School beginning class at 8:30 a.m. Before- and after-care is available at Falcon Club for Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School students. That program is open at 6:30 a.m. until school begins and resumes at 3:20 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Do you offer lunch for students?

Lunch can be purchased for Lower and Middle School students in advance (see the menu), or students may bring their lunch. The Parent-Faculty Association sponsors pizza lunches each Friday for the Lower and Middle Schools.

In the Upper School, the FA Cafe offers several hot lunch options and a la carte items for purchase.

Do you offer bus service?

FA offers two morning bus routes, one that transports students from Route 3 in Spotsylvania County (as far west as Lake of the Woods) and one that transports students from Stafford and downtown Fredericksburg (as far north as the Route 610).

Learn more about our morning bus service

Do you offer before and after care?

The Falcon Club is Fredericksburg Academy's before- and after-school program. The program opens at 6:30 a.m. and runs until school begins and stays open until 6 p.m. after school. Falcon Club students have a snack, work on homework, and enjoy supervised play time. They can also sign up for special enrichment classes and activities. Learn more about Falcon Club by grade level:

Are all of your graduates accepted to college?

One-hundred percent of FA graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Seventy-one percent of the Class of 2016 had three or more college acceptances to choose from, and the class as a whole earned more than $1 million in scholarships.

How large is your athletics program?

Our athletics program comprises 25 teams across seven sports, which includes middle school and varsity sports teams. Our teams compete against other private schools in the Delaney Athletic Conference and are a part of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. Learn more:

Do your students wear uniforms?

Fredericksburg Academy students do not wear uniforms. FA does follow a dress code, which seeks to ensure that students have a neat, clean appearance that does not distract from their or their peers' learning environment.