Lower School Student Activities

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

Every morning, the lower school students gather for devotionals.  On Thursdays, the students come together for worship through music, prayer, and a message from the Scriptures. These messages encourage them to follow Christ faithfully.

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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.

Field Day

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.

Service Projects

Students learn to care for one another in class, to serve local neighbors in the Centreville area.


Field trips

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.

Music performances

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.

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