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

Meet the Director


After graduating from Cornell, Keith Wamsley served in the military and then began his career as a corporate executive tasked with training other executives before discovering his true calling of educating high school students. He's taught Latin, English, history, economics, and government in the classroom and as a private tutor. A self-proclaimed SAT/ACT master, he's been helping students learn to conquer these tests, with unrivaled gains, and assisted with college application essay writing for nearly a decade. At Fredericksburg Academy, his calling as an educator has converged with his passion for travel and he's also led 200+ students to destinations across the globe - in the Arctic, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

In his spare time, he enjoys mathematics as a serious avocation and is a published author. He co-authored the book Leonardo’s Universe, published by National Geographic, with Mary Washington physics professor Bulent Atalay and has edited several renowned historic works. But the thing he is most passionate about is teaching, especially the kind of one-on-one teaching he's able to do with Fredericksburg Academy students and area teens through our tutoring program.