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.

Lower School

Kindergarten through 6th Grade: where strong foundations are laid for life-long learning. An engaging curriculum that inspires a love for learning.

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See how the youngest students at Ad Fontes spend their days discovering a love of learning, grounded in Christ’s teachings.

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First Grade

Where students construct the building blocks of a classical Christian education in a fun and engaging environment.

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Upper School

Where teenagers defy the odds and practice their love of Christ, learning, communication and the integration of the liberal arts and sciences.

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What is Classical Education?

A classical approach teaches students how to learn for themselves, equipping them with the tools of learning. Early on, core knowledge is built. Later, logic and rhetoric are developed.

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Upper School Math Program

Preparing students to become excellent mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and programmers with essential knowledge and the capacity for problem solving.

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Why Study Latin?

Latin is the root of 60% of our English words. It is the language of ancient knowledge, human history, and the classical world. Its study is to encounter centuries of human thought.

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Transitioning to AFA

Changing schools can be both exciting and stressful for students and their families. We can support you through the process and make it a success!

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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.

The Ad Fontes’ academic program equips well-rounded, thoughtful, and well-spoken Christian men and women with the character, skills, and vision they need to succeed at university and in life.