Instructional Methods – A Love for Learning
We are proud to be one of the leading private Christian elementary schools. Our highly qualified and gifted teachers use instructional strategies that appeal to different learning styles and encourage students to think along with them. Class sizes are small enough that they can help students individually and understand their needs. Students are taught how to retain information, memorize, and organize their thinking using songs, chants, visual displays, student-designed portfolios, drama and timelines. The rich historical, cultural, and educational setting of northern Virginia is a wonderful resource for field trips to complement their learning in school. Learn more about Student Life in the Lower School and all the fun activities that are planned for them each year.
The learning is very engaging, fun and interactive. It was at these very young ages that my children found a love of learning — not because they had to, but because they enjoyed the experience.
AFA Mom who has students who have attended every Lower School Grade
Spiritual Development – A Place to Flourish as a Child of God
As a Christian elementary school, spiritual growth, resulting in lives that honor God and reflect His love, is a primary goal of the education we offer. It is essential that our students gain a solid grasp of the foundational truths of Scripture and that they learn to recognize God’s handiwork in history and throughout His creation. Loving, committed Christian teachers help students to learn Biblical truths in all areas of the curriculum and to apply those principles in ways that encourage respect and honor for God and others.
The biggest and most important benefit of Ad Fontes is that Allison is free to be the child God has called her to be. God is not limited to home anymore. Allison is learning what it means to serve God in everything, to rejoice with others in their happiness and to pray for anything and everything. Coming in a close second to this is the education she is receiving. Allison is excited about learning and wants to learn more at every opportunity! AFA has taken her natural talents and provided a place for those to flourish. She is learning to meet new challenges with grace and perseverance.
AFA First Grade Mom
Parental Involvement – Partners in Discipleship
These are all key ingredients for a successful school, but all of this depends on the relationship we enjoy with parents. Parents are in a partnership with the school for the purpose of helping our children become the people that God intends. Parental involvement is one of the key factors in student success. Since parents are the primary educators of their children, we encourage a close relationship and open communication between school and home to maximize learning and growth.
Lower School Curriculum
Ad Fontes Kindergarten Overview
Ad Fontes 1st Grade Overview
Ad Fontes 2nd Grade Overview
Ad Fontes 3rd Grade Overview
Ad Fontes 4th Grade Overview
Ad Fontes 5th Grade Overview
Ad Fontes 6th Grade Overview