About Ad Fontes Academy

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” - G.K. Chesterton

We are excited about your interest in Ad Fontes Academy!

We know that selecting the right school for your children is one of the most significant decisions you face as parents. From Kindergarten to High School Graduation, your children will spend nearly 20,000 hours in the classroom and in school-related activities. Your child’s K-12 school classroom and community will profoundly influence the core values and foundation skills that they bring to college and life. Choosing who will play a part in shaping their intellect, soul, and character is a weighty matter!

At Ad Fontes, we take great care in getting to know you and your children personally, and desire to share who we are through Open Houses, visits, and lots of conversation. We trust that you will experience Ad Fontes as a school that cares deeply for your family and desires the best educational community for your children.

Here are the most distinguishing features of an Ad Fontes education:

Christ-centered Education – Strengthening Student’s Faith

Ad Fontes believes Jesus Christ is Lord of all creation, every person, and every school subject. Thus, we are firmly committed to a thoroughly Christ-centered education in all aspects of the school. Our primary goal is for students to know God and His Word, and to continually deepen their love and faith in Christ.  Christian faith is modeled and nurtured by leaders and teachers committed to following Christ in their lives and walking with students in applying faith to real life, pursuing and growing in wisdom together. Students are equipped to seek after truth, and pursue the purpose and calling for which he or she is created.

Classical Education – Engaging Student’s Intellect

Ad Fontes is an academically challenging school with a purpose: to equip our students with the ability to think for themselves. We believe a classical (or liberal arts) education best fulfills this goal. Capable teachers engage and prepare students with the foundational knowledge (grammar), the tools of reasoning (logic), and the skills of persuasive writing and speaking (rhetoric). Students develop a strong work ethic and confidence as they exhibit mastery and understanding in each subject. We are dedicated to cultivating young people who are exceedingly well-prepared to excel in college and in life.

Cultivating Students as Servant Leaders

Ad Fontes seeks to develop students who take purposeful action, not for themselves, but for their classmates, younger students, neighbors and the world. Students learn to love classmates of diverse ability and personality, and to care for students across the grade levels, including their younger brothers and sisters on campus. Students participate in various off campus service projects to love neighbors. In the Upper School, students take on substantive leadership roles within the school through the House system. Ad Fontes also sponsors a missions club that coordinates an annual mission trip to Peru, serving our sister school, Refuge of Hope, through building projects and vacation Bible school.

If these goals align with those of your family, we encourage you to continue through the application process. Read through these pages carefully, explore our website, and contact Beth Strachan at admissions@adfontes.com with any questions you may have. We pray that through this process, your family will deepen your vision and refine your goals for your children. We are excited to walk through this journey with you!

Sincerely in Christ,

Dean K. Luckenbaugh
President