What Makes Ad Fontes Different?
Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. We understand. We’ve been there and will walk with you through this process and welcome you to the Ad Fontes community.
At Ad Fontes, we want to get to know you. Our passion is to uniquely assist you in meeting the spiritual, academic, and social needs of your student through smaller class sizes, qualified mentor teachers, and an academic program that is challenging and thoroughly grounded in Christ’s teachings.
You are probably wondering what makes us different. To give you a better understanding, here are some of 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
A private school serving Loudoun County and other counties near Fairfax, 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. They also learn to care for students across the grade levels, including their younger brothers and sisters on campus. In the Upper School, students take on substantive leadership roles within the school through the House system and creating and leading their own clubs and activities.