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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
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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 our four Houses system in 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.CONTACT ADMISSIONS
One Body, One Campus!
The 2015-16 school year was our first as one JK-12th grade campus! Our brand new 10,000 square foot Lower School campus facility joined to our Upper School campus at Centreville Presbyterian Church, bringing together all students in one location! This provided for deeper Christian community as Upper School students had easy access to encourage and enjoy our younger students at recess and at special events.The new facility provided room to open our first half-day Junior Kindergarten program for 4 and 5 year old students.
This school year, we will be adding a 5,000 square foot playground and picnic area at our campus location. We will also begin our search for a permanent campus home that we can call our own!
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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 the academic skills to thrive, 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!REQUEST INFORMATION