Lower School

The Lower School enrolls students from kindergarten through fourth grade. These are the most formative years in a child’s life and the lower school takes pride in offering a mastery approach to learning. Children advance quickly in a safe, wholesome, joyful and nurturing environment with a friendly approach to structure and discipline.

Lower school students learn to read with phonics, a systematic approach to the English language. Reading comprehension, spelling, grammar and writing are introduced in kindergarten. All lower school students study mathematics, history, science, physical education, art, music and French. Latin begins in third grade.

Curriculum is age appropriate and children build skills in critical thinking, reasoning, research and communication. With strong academic, moral and social values, the Fairfax Christian School creates a foundation that will last a lifetime.

Fairfax Christian School’s Lower School is unbeatable. Nowhere will you find such a challenging program for the youngest ones. Kids read fluently in Kindergarten. They are drilled in the fundamentals of math and phonics. Class sizes are relatively small. Other schools just don’t cut it at the elementary level.
— Antoinette Melnyk
Thank you! Everyday I am amazed at how much my daughter has progressed and is learning. Every single person I’ve come into contact with is joyful and gracious. We are beyond grateful for this opportunity. My daughter’s teacher is absolutely amazing and my daughter is thriving. Your school is a testament to your dedication.”
— Lower School Parent