As a private school in northern VA, Ad Fontes offers students in junior kindergarten to 6th grade a wide range of exciting Christian-based events. Students participate in a variety of informal and formal activities and programs to grow spiritually, deepen friendships, and develop their gifts and interests.
The Lower School Student Activities include:
Weekly chapel and devotionals
Lower School students gather each Thursday for worship with music, prayer and a message from the Scriptures. These messages encourage them to follow Christ faithfully, and gather for lower school devotionals every morning.
Class parties and events
Ad Fontes students love a great party. Throughout the year, students celebrate their study of history and literature with games and feasts such as the Greek Olympics (1st), Egyptian Feast (1st and 4th), Medieval Feast (2nd and 5th) and Colonial Day (3rd and 6th)
Living History Museum Presentations Grades 3-6 present Living History Museum projects each Spring. Students research a historical figure within their historical time period and present with props at a live museum for parents and friends.
At the end of the school year, students join the Upper School students for a special day with fun competitions, games, face painting and great snacks.
Students learn to care for one another in class, to serve local neighbors in the Centreville area, and through our mission partner, Refuge of Hope, in Peru.
Students make frequent field trips to support their studies in history and science. The list of typical field trip options are listed in the Grades K-6 overview sheets on the Resource page.
Students participate in regular presentations to parents and friends at Pastries with Parents, Spring Recitatio, Grandparents Day, Christmas Concert, Open Houses and other special class presentations.
With so many fun and educational activities that foster friendships and develop faith, children and parents alike consider student life at Ad Fontes Academy to be one of the best experiences of attending our private school in northern Virginia.