Enriching, Christ-Centered Activities

Kindergarten through 6th Grade students interact and grow at Ad Fontes, empowered by fun activities and programs. Learn how they deepen friendships, grow spiritually, and develop their gifts and interests.

Weekly Chapel and Daily 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 Scripture.

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. Learn more about the Lower School.

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.

There’s More to Learn!

Our Lower School includes Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Learn more about our academics and how we help young students grow.

Discover the Lower School

Five Things to Consider…

…when choosing a school for Kindergarten or First Grade.

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What Makes Ad Fontes Different?

An Ad Fontes education nurtures students’ hearts, souls, and minds. Our faith in Jesus Christ shapes every aspect of our curriculum and culture. Our classical model of education is a rigorous, relational, and time-honored approach designed to equip students with the tools they need to think for themselves and to communicate articulately.

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