Established: In November 1995, the National Christian Foundation for Education and The Arts Trust (now, the Ad Fontes Educational Trust) was founded with a goal of establishing a non-denominational, academically-rigorous high school in Northern Virginia. Fundamental to this education is the understanding that we labor in vain unless God directs our efforts – nisi Dominus frustra. This school would recognize that “each child is created in the image and likeness of God, the Creator, as a unique human being having a purpose for which he or she is created and is known by his deeds, by whether what he does is pure and right” and that “the knowledge and pursuit of truth, understanding and wisdom has the intended outcome of enabling the individual to fulfill the purpose for which he or she is created.”
Governance: Ad Fontes Academy (the Ad Fontes Educational Trust) is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
Grades: Jr. K – 12.
School Type and Profile: An independent, classical Christian, college preparatory school. The 2016-17 School Profile provides a school overview, student testing data, and a list of college acceptances.
2015-16 School Profile
Enrollment: 215 Students in 2015-2016: 129 in Lower School (Grades JK-6) and 86 in Upper School (Grades 7-12).
Alumni: 138 students have graduated from Ad Fontes Academy.
Accreditation: ACCS Accreditation (Association of Classical and Christian Schools) since 2002 through 2018. Member, Virginia Council of Private Education (VCPE).
Principal of Lower School: Janet Cooper: A.A., Liberal Arts, Oxford College at Emory University; B.A., Tutorial Studies with a concentration in Philosophy, University of Chicago
Principal of Upper School: Al Popp: B.A., Classics, University of Massachusetts; M.A., Educational Administration, Regents University
Full-Time Faculty: 21, 38% with advanced degrees
Ratio: Average class size is 15 students. Maximum per grade is 20 students.
Lower School (Grades JK-6) and Upper School (Grades 7-12)
Junior Kindergarten Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Grade JK)
Lower School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (Grades JK-6)
Upper School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. (Grades 7-12)
Centreville Presbyterian Church
15450 and 15452 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20120
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Colors: Burgundy and Silver
Crest: Soli Deo Gloria
Upper School Houses: Athens, Atlantis, Ilium and Rome
Non Discrimination Policy: Ad Fontes Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national or ethnic origin in admission of students, employment policies, or in any of its educational programs.