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


Tuition and Fees

2018-19 Early Childhood Program Tuition


Three 1/2 days/week$5,600
Three full days/week$8,310
Five 1/2 days/week$7,450
Five full days/week$11,175

Junior Kindergarten

Five 1/2 days/week$9,420
Five full days/week$13,825

Indexed Tuition is available on a limited basis for five-day, full-day students. Contact our Admissions Office for more information.

Lower, Middle, and Upper School

Kindergarten:$10,500 - $16,975
Grades 1-5:$12,500 - $21,400
Grades 6-12:$14,500 - $24,175

Learn more about affording an FA education through Indexed Tuition

Tuition information

  • Tuition covers most field trips, with the exception of overnight trips, and participation on athletic teams including use of uniforms (swim team members purchase a swimsuit).
  • Students in grades 6 through 12 purchase their textbooks via our online bookstore. School supply lists are posted in late June.
  • Students in grades 6 through 12 are required to have a laptop.

Tuition Payment Plans

A $1,000 deposit for JK-Grade 12 and/or $500 deposit for PK is due upon enrollment and is applied to tuition and fees. There are three payment options available for families:

  1. Annual: The balance is due before June 30.
  2. Semiannual: Payments are divided, with 60% due before June 30 and 40% before December 1. Families choosing this option are required to enroll in the FACTS tuition management system. There is a $150 administration fee for this plan.
  3. Monthly: Monthly payments begin in June (or upon enrollment if later than June) and continue through May. Families choosing this option are required to enroll in the FACTS tuition management system. There is a $275 administrative fee for this plan.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Tuition Refund Insurance protects a family's investment in tuition in the event of withdrawal, separation, or dismissal from the Academy. Tuition Refund Insurance is required for all accounts except families that choose option one and do not receive Indexed Tuition. A brochure about this program is available in the admission or business office.


  • A required $500 Buildings and Facilities Fee is due from each family enrolling their first child at the Academy in kindergarten through grade 12. This is a one-time payment.
  • A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration for all enrolling students in grades JK-12 and is applied to the student's account for the upcoming school year. The fee for PK is $500. If enrollment is cancelled in writing before May 1, the deposit is forfeited. If not cancelled in writing, parents are responsible for the full year’s tuition.

Technology Fee

Students in Grades 6-12 pay a $250 annual technology fee. This fee covers access to the school’s wireless Internet and shared printers; access to subscription services, databases, and electronic resources through the library; access to a loaner laptop if service is required on a personal laptop (up to two weeks only); and on-site Internet filtering.

Student Accident Insurance

This optional fee covers your student in the event of an accident. A brochure about this program is available in the business or admission office.