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Providing a Christ-Centered Education

Serving Christian families in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties


Lower School: Grades Jr K - 6th


Upper School: Grades 7 - 12

Engaging Classrooms - Exceptional Academics

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  • Welcome Video: An Education That Lives

    The Ad Fontes Mission is to glorify God by assisting Christian parents in equipping their children to be servant leaders through a superior classical education based on eternal biblical truth.

    The Ad Fontes Vision

    At Ad Fontes, we are very intentional about fulfilling our mission in and out of the classroom. We uniquely weave together two fundamental commitments – the development of the mind toward academic excellence and wisdom, and the cultivation of the soul towards virtuous character and servant leadership.

    At Ad Fontes, we equip students with the skills of learning, thoughtful discernment, and creative, persuasive communication. While, at the same time, we teach and encourage our students to have a deeply rooted, growing,  joyful walk with Christ that touches every aspect of their lives, and the lives around them. To fulfill this vision, friendship lies at the heart of our community through mentoring, accountability, and a lot of fun.

    We invite you to explore our website and experience our community through a campus visit. We are excited to meet you as you explore the best school community for your children.
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  • Classical Education: Becoming an Excellent Student

    “Is not the great defect of our education today…that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils “subjects,” we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think; they learn everything, except the art of learning.”  Dorothy Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning

    The purpose of the Ad Fontes academic program is to teach students how to learn, how to think, and how to communicate well. These tools will have value far beyond today’s test and even their time at Ad Fontes. This vision requires a restoration of the classical (liberal arts and sciences) educational model that shaped leaders for centuries and began to fade in the late 19th century and continues today.

    Led by passionate, capable teachers, this learning process matures students and develops strong academic foundations, engages the best thinkers, writers and scientists of history, and requires students to develop and defend their opinions on the significant issues of life. Ad Fontes alumni continually report a distinct advantage in their ability to read, think, discuss, present, and engage new concepts with confidence at university and in the marketplace.

    We encourage you to read more about an Ad Fontes classical education, and more importantly, come meet our teachers and students.

    “For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.”  Dorothy Sayers

  • One Body Growing in Christ, Friendship and Leadership

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith,as you have been taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:6-8

    A truly Christ-centered school feels and functions like an extended family. This community begins with the leadership and faculty committing to growing as humble servants of God and faithful mentors and teachers. A close, trusting relationship develops with parents who share a common vision for their children, and who love on teachers and one another. The students are loved and grow in faith, friendship, and leadership, and guide and mentor younger students. At Ad Fontes, we have adopted the concept of “One Body” as our goal and call to action.

    The student’s knowledge and relationship with God are nurtured through a high behavioral standard, classroom responsibilities, daily devotionals and prayer, weekly chapel, Bible instruction, Scriptural application throughout the day, and even the discipline process. Students grow as encouragers, and ultimately friends and mentors to younger students. In the Upper School, students join on of four Houses  system with students from Grades 7-12. Houses are led by students selected by students. Students grow in faith, friendship, teamwork and leadership with students of various ages, interests, and gifts.

    Students mature in applying their faith to life and to the most challenging issues of history and our day. The Junior and Senior Bible classes are challenged to take full ownership of their faith, and wrestle with the issues and opportunities on a college campus.

  • One Body, One Campus!

    Over the past 18 months, the Ad Fontes community has bonded together from our youngest students to parents to grandparents in pursuit of our dream of one K-12 campus.. With a student-created MFM (Money for Modulars) program selling homemade items serving as our catalyst and inspiration, parents and grandparents prayed and gave to build our new lower school facility.

    The brand new 10,000 square foot modular facility on the Upper School campus at Centreville Presbyterian Church will bring together all students together in one location. This will deepen our Christian community through regular opportunities for students and parents to meet together.  Upper School students will have much easier access to mentor our younger students.

    The new building will provide full sized classrooms for every lower school grade, and increase our enrollment capacity from 210 to 265 students. The new facility provides room to open a half-day Junior Kindergarten program for 4 and 5 year old students.

    The facility should be ready for occupancy by the end of school this year to allow a full summer to prepare for an August opening!

  • A Place to Flourish

    “My daughter became who God made her to be at Ad Fontes.”
    Lower School Mom

    If you are seeking a place to cultivate a love for God and to equip your child with the tools of learning, we cordially invite you to come visit our school in person and to talk with our teachers, parents, and students about their experience at Ad Fontes. We look forward to your visit!


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