School Profile


School Divisions:

Lower School – Kindergarten through 4th Grade
Middle School – 5th Grade through 8th Grade
High School – 9th Grade through 12th Grade


Growing to 400 students on our new Dulles Campus
Kindergarten through 12th grade, year 13, coed

Student teacher ratio:



Currently 44 faculty members - expanding to 60 faculty members


New 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art campus opening on fifteen acres in Dulles, Virginia.


8:00am until 2:45pm
Before school care begins at 7:00am
After school care ends at 6:00pm

School–year office hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Summer office hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm


Jo A. S. Thoburn, President & CEO
David L. Thoburn, Chief Administrator
Jenny McCambridge, Admissions Director
Joseph Sun, International Admissions Director
Judith Snowden, Dean of Academics for Lower School
Tony Pangle, Dean of Academics for Middle & High School
Rosemary Thoburn, Dean of Students
Michael "Spike" Williams, Communications Director
Randy Marrs, Athletic Director
Chris Carter, Academic Advisor
Joyce Seto, Academic Advisor
Yocelyn Polsgrove, Administrative Assistant

Religious Affiliation:

The Fairfax Christian School is an independent, university–prep school. Students and parents are not required to be Christian. Approximately one–third of our families are not from a Christian background and choose our school for the academics.

School holidays:

Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Break, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter Break (week before Easter), Easter Monday (day after Easter) and Memorial Day


Students bring a lunch or buy one from our caterer.


All students are required to purchase their uniforms from Flynn O'Hara.

Bus Service:

To–Your–Door Bus Service is available to most of Northern Virginia. Shuttle bus stops are also available.

Test Codes:

SSATB: 3099
TOEFL: 9532

Universities Attended By Graduates:

 Partial listing

American University
Averett University
Bellevue College
Bob Jones University
Boston University
Brown University
Cabrini College
California College of the Arts
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Monterey Bay
Case Western University
Catholic University
Cedarville College
Central Michigan University
Christopher Newport University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
College of William and Mary
Columbus College of Art and Design
Covenant College
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duke University
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Ferrum College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Gardner–Webb University
George Mason University
George Washington University
George Washington University: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Georgetown University
Georgia Tech
Graham Bible College
Grove City College
Hampden–Sydney College
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University
Hofstra University
Hood College


Indiana University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Lee University
Lehigh University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount University
McNeese State University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
Moody Bible Institute
Mount St. Mary’s University
New England College
New York University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State College of the Liberal Arts
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Radford University
Randolph–Macon College
Regent University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Saint John’s University
Saint Louis University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Shenandoah University
Southeastern University
Southern Arkansas University
State University of New York
Stony Brook University
Stratford University
Taylor University
The Citadel
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Naval Academy

University of Arizona
University of Baltimore

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of New England
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Texas
University of the Pacific
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Washington State University
Wesley College
Yale University

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The ability to take AP classes in 9th grade has put me ahead of my friends who attend other schools. Thanks for this opportunity.
— Current Student
I really appreciate how much the teachers care about the students. They help us improve and give us all the help we need to succeed.
— Recent Graduate