Discover the leading academic program among Christian schools in Northern Virginia.
Developed with purpose. Preparing students with the tools of thinking and communicating. From foundational knowledge to the skills of lifelong learning, our classical approach integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a biblical worldview for students to pursue truth, goodness and beauty.
Our students develop exceptional language and reading skills starting in Kindergarten. They engage with great books and advance to history’s classic literature and original source materials. They discuss great ideas and use language precisely and persuasively to articulate their opinions.
Students develop strong math understanding through Singapore Math, with a heavy emphasis on word problems. In Science, students learn through hands-on curiosity how our world works, applying their knowledge and defending their premises in high school science.
In every grade and every course, Ad Fontes students develop their thinking and communication skills. Students actively engage in classes, participating and leading discussion with use of Socratic and Harkness methods in the Upper School. Students take a full year logic course in 8th grade to understand the foundations of valid argument. Ad Fontes is distinguished from other Christian schools in Northern Virginia because we offer separate writing and speaking courses throughout the curriculum, in concert with intensive written and oral speaking assignments.
Why is Ad Fontes One of the Best Christian Schools in Northern Virginia?
Because the best education is grounded in faith, mentoring and friendship: the unique focus of every educator at AFA. They combine a heart for Christ and the student, high expectations and a nurturing spirit in the classroom. Teachers have a passion for their subjects shared within a culture of dialogue and debate, not simply lecture.