Fairfax Christian Schools

FCS green_collarPresident: Mrs. Jo A. S. Thoburn

International Student Coordinator: Ellen Presley

Address: 1624 Hunter Mill Road Vienna, Virginia 22182

Established: 1961

Website: www.fairfaxchristianschool.edu

School Population

Total number of students: 250

Number of countries represented: 12

Student-Faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition, Fees, Room & Board: $41,450 (2012/13)

Fairfax Christian Schools

Fairfax Christian Schools, Grades K-12, consistently ranks above the national and local average on standardized academic achievement tests. Further, the school runs the Center for American Culture, a comprehensive program for international students that includes ESL courses. This provides students the opportunity to begin high school studies with ESL courses before they have a full command of the English language.

In 2007 the published results were as follows:

-             Reading    Math     Writing     Total

FCHS        683         659        640      1982

Virginia     507          509        494        1510

Nationally  498          509        488        1495

Fairfax Christian Schools (FCS) is a pioneer in private schools with a commitment to quality education and discipline. It is a school that requires all students to wear a uniform. FCS offers a challenging back-to-back basis curriculum in a traditional, Christian atmosphere. Students receive personal attention from an experienced faculty and administration. Discipline and order are maintained and are seen as essential to progress in education.

Quality Education:

  • Mathematics program is designed o prepare students to be able to take calculus by the senior year
  • Science and history are taught by University professors.
  • more than 98% of graduates enter institutions of higher learning.
  • A library with over 10,000 resources
  • Science labs and computer labs that encourage hands-on learning.
  • Advance Placement (AP)
  • Universities attended by FCS graduates: bob Jones University, College of William and Mary, Drexel, Duke, Embry-Riddle, George Washington University, New York University, Purdue University, etc.

Extracurricular Activities  (short list)_MG_0212

  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Choir
  • Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Community Service
  • Chess Club
  • Teen Age Republicans Club
  • Yearbook
  • Theater / Drama

High School Opportunities

  • Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country Running, etc.)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) structured course work for international students.

Community Environment

  • County (Fairfax) population: 1,040,000
  • 30 min. west of Washington D.C.
  • Average climate during year:
    Average rainfall: 24.4 inches
    Average annual temp: 64.6
    Average high temp: 73F (95F in July)
    Average low temp: 46F (30F in Jan)
  • Airport access: Dulles International (IAD) or Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)