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

Falcon Club

Falcon Club is a welcoming place for prekindergarten through eighth-grade students and consists of Before-school Care, After-school Care, Early Dismissal Care, and School Closed Care. 

Before-school Care is offered daily from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., during which students have supervised free-time.

After-school Care is offered daily from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., during which students have supervised free-time and are provided a place for continued learning, including snack, a quiet space to do homework, indoor and outdoor recess, crafts, reading, and engaging STEM-based activities. 

Early Dismissal Care is offered on days the school dismissal is at 11:55 a.m. These days require a separate registration and fee.

School Closed Care is offered on Faculty Professional Days, Teacher Work Days, and Conference Days. Students will have opportunities for engaging STEAM-based activities, indoor and outdoor recess, snack and lunch, reading, and crafts. These days require a separate registration and fee.

Schedule

  • Before-school Care operates from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • After-school Care operates from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Early Dismissal Care operates from dismissal (11:55 a.m.) until 6 p.m.
  • School Closed Care operates from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Before-school Care does not operate on days when the Academy opens late due to inclement weather. Should inclement weather cause school to close early during the day, After-school Care will also be closed.

As a Virginia Department of Social Services licensed program, Falcon Club cannot allow students into the facility until 6:30 a.m. and must have all students picked up by 6:30 p.m. daily. 

Registration Requirements

The FA Student Emergency Card, Proof of Identity, and School Health Entrance forms obtained during the admission process serve as initial registration for Falcon Club and Enrichment. 

To sign up for Before- and After-school care, Early Dismissal Childcare, School Closed Childcare, or Enrichment, additional prepayment forms with fees must be submitted by the posted deadlines. 

Prior to the first day of attending Falcon Club or Enrichment programs during the current school year, all parents are expected to download and read the Falcon Club and Enrichment Policies and Procedures in its entirety, sign the Acknowledgement, and submit to the Falcon Club Director.

Fee Structure

Before-school Care and After-school Care is to be purchased on a pre-paid basis. Parents may either prepay in full for the year or purchase coupon cards as needed. Parents may use their FACTS account as a payment option ONLY when paying for the entire or half year.

Hourly Coupon Cards - Coupon cards are for those who use Falcon Club on an occasional basis. These can only be used for both Before-school Care and After-school Care.

Drop-Ins - On regular school days, a $12 per hour per student drop-in rate will apply to anyone who has not pre-purchased care. Invoices are sent out monthly and payment is due upon receipt. Failure to pay in full will incur a monthly late fee per student.

Early Dismissal Care is not included in the After-school Care prepaid fees for the year. Hourly Coupon Cards may not be used and Drop-Ins are not allowed on these afternoons. 

School Closed Care is not included in the prepaid Before-school and After-school Care fees for the year. Hourly Coupon Cards and Drop-Ins are not available on these days. 

Late Fees - A late fee of $10 per ten-minute interval is charged after 6:30 p.m. for the first three occurrences. After the third late occurrence, fees are doubled. After six late occurrences, Falcon Club privileges will be suspended and parents must seek other childcare arrangements.

Refunds - Falcon Club and Enrichment purchases are non-refundable, non-transferable except between siblings, and good only for the school year during which they are purchased. There are no refunds for days that school and/or Falcon Club are closed due to inclement weather. Fees will be refunded for either Care days or Enrichment classes cancelled by FA. Refunds are provided by the same method as payment.