Every graduate is special. This year we had two extraordinary graduates, Grace Thlawur and Deborah Ishaya, who risked their lives to receive an education.Read More
The 2017–2018 school year is just around the corner. Here are a few guidelines for a strong start and a successful year at the Fairfax Christian School.Read More
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 16, at the new campus site located at 22870 Pacific Boulevard, Dulles, Virginia 20166, at 10:30am.Read More
Colonel Carla D. Bass, Fairfax Christian School Alumna and author of: Writing to Influence! Personal Appraisals, Resumes, Awards, Grants, Scholarships, Internships, Reports, Bid Proposals, Web Pages, Marketing, and More.Read More
Mrs. Jenny H. McCambridgeRead More
Preparing for a New School YearRead More
Smithsonian Museum of American HistoryRead More
Summer ReadingRead More
Mrs. Jamie C. YouRead More
Mr. Michael "Spike" Williams and his wife JulieRead More
Mrs. Amanda Fournier has worked at The Fairfax Christian School since February 2016. Prior to joining our staff, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, worked for the state of Delaware’s Department of Justice and started a family. Her three children attend The Fairfax Christian School: one in the Lower School, one in Middle School, and one in High School.
As an Academic Advisor, Mrs. Fournier works closely with students to ensure that they get the full benefits of their education. She makes sure students are placed in the right course for their skill level and keeps teachers, parents and guardians informed about any particular challenges that arise. She also works with our seniors on their college applications, coordinates standardized testing and emails monthly updates to overseas parents.
What Mrs. Fournier enjoys most about her job is being a positive influence on our young people. She enjoys giving our students counsel and encouragement, and strives to be a positive role model for them.
Mrs. Fournier’s favorite thing about FCS is that our Christian faith is an integral part of our curriculum. Every student takes a Bible class every year, and other subjects are taught from a Biblical worldview. “It’s great to be able to pray with colleagues,” Mrs. Fournier says. “I also appreciate the small class sizes and one-on-one attention the teachers are able to give students. The teachers here are really wonderful.”
The Fairfax Christian School will soon open a new state-of-the-art campus in Dulles, Virginia, just north of the Washington-Dulles International Airport.
The Dulles campus will feature:
- Space for over 400 students
- Large, light-filled classrooms
- Cutting-edge science labs
- Fully-equipped computer, art, and music rooms
- Spacious library for thousands of books and comfortable interactive learning
- Performance hall with flexible space which seats up to 400
- Sports facilities, including a gymnasium, locker rooms, playground, athletic fieldsand golf practice facilities
- Over five acres of undisturbed park-like land, including the serene Indian Creek and a tranquil brook
Our new campus will be at 22870 Pacific Boulevard in Dulles, Virginia. It is a ten-minute drive from our current location. From our Vienna campus, take the Dulles Toll Road West to Route 28 North, then take the second exit on Old Ox Road West. Make a right on Pacific Boulevard, and the campus will be on your right.
The Dulles campus is scheduled to open during the spring semester of 2018.
Mrs. Joyce Seto joined our staff at FCS in 2015, but she was no stranger to the school: her oldest child had been enrolled here since 2011. Now her oldest has graduated, and the rest of her children are thriving at FCS.
Before having children, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Production Management and worked in the fashion industry.
Mrs. Seto works chiefly with our Chinese students. She is responsible for sending monthly emails to students’ parents overseas, contacting guardians about their students and helping our seniors with the college application process. One of her most important tasks is helping parents and guardians to understand the unique challenges of international students and placing students at the appropriate academic level.
Working at a Christian school gives Mrs. Seto the chance to practice and share her faith in the workplace. She enjoys the opportunity to pray with coworkers in the morning. “We have the great opportunity to teach many international students about the Bible,” she says, “because many of them have never heard about it before.” Providing a top-tier education in a Christian setting gives students a solid foundation for the rest of their lives, in and out of school.
The Fairfax Christian School always strives to provide each student with the highest quality education and to give our students a competitive advantage which will last a lifetime. We are constantly finding new ways to improve and supplement our award-winning program to better prepare our students for top universities.
Beginning with the Class of 2018, FCS will launch a new Advanced Diploma program for high school students. We will offer our Advanced Diplomas in two areas: “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” and “Business and Economics.” Students are eligible to earn both of these Advanced Diplomas.
STEM Advanced Diploma
Coursework for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Advanced Diploma will include:
- AP Physics
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Computer Science
- AP Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- AP Statistics
- Introduction to Engineering
Our students must take four lab sciences and three other STEM classes, as well as participate in the annual Science Fair, to receive the STEM Advanced Diploma.
Business and Economics Advanced Diploma
Coursework for the Business and Economics Advanced Diploma will include:
- Economic Freedom
- AP Microeconomics
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Statistics
- Business Law
- Business Writing
- Speech and Debate
Students must complete at least five of these classes to earn the Business and Economics Advanced Diploma.
More detailed information on these programs will be available from our Academic Advisors.
We also offer educational consultations for prospective students. Please contact us atwith any questions.
Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission and founder of Movieguide, came to FCS to give a talk on entertainment media. His presentation touched on the influence of media, elements of successful films and how young people can be “media wise” in their entertainment choices.
The Influence of Media
By the time children reach the age of seventeen, they spend approximately 64,000 hours on entertainment media—over four times as much as they spend in school, with family and at church combined. The overwhelming majority of studies agree that entertainment media have an effect on children’s developing minds.
It’s no surprise that parents are concerned about the effects of media on their children. Many parents protect their children by using Movieguide.org to screen upcoming films. Movieguide provides an easy-to-read content rating, a short summary and a longer review. The guide is firmly based on a Christian worldview and covers any objectionable material the film may contain.
What Makes a Film Successful?
For thirty-five years, Dr. Baehr has advised professionals in the film industry. He knows that movie-making is more business than art. Hollywood trends are driven by money: filmmakers want to emulate successful films in order to make a profit.
The Christian Film & Television Commission, founded and chaired by Dr. Baehr, publishes an annual report on the year’s most profitable films. Every year the report finds that strong Christian-influenced movies outperform others at the box office. “It’s not too surprising,” says Dr. Baehr, “when you consider that 132 million Americans attend church every week, and only 25 million go to the movies.” Out of the top ten highest-grossing domestic films of 2015, nine had a Christian or otherwise positive worldview, and zero were R-rated. The box office returns send a clear message: moral movies make the most money.
Dr. Baehr emphasized to our students that they have power to influence Hollywood for good. Their choices in entertainment media send a message to the industry. Even the young can make informed decisions if they have the right resources and learn to be “media wise.”
“Media wisdom” is a critical understanding of the influence of media, the stages of human development, the grammar of entertainment media, and one’s own moral and spiritual values. Knowing the right questions to ask and where to find the answers is crucial.
For quality insights into today’s media and for more information about Movieguide’s internship opportunities, please visit Movieguide.org.