Ad Fontes Academy Reviews
We are becoming very frustrated with the teacher turnover rate. The school can't seem to maintain stability and that is concerning.
Our child attended AFA for a few years and we felt the need to warn other parents. This school seems great at first, however, you find out throughout your time there all of their hidden issues. Specifically in the Upper School for us. Teachers in the Upper School have Masters, PhDs, etc., but no grade school teaching degrees or experience outside of AFA. Because of this, they overwork their students so much that most of them come out of graduation with a mediocre GPA. (Most parents say their child had/has under a 3.0). A 3.0 or lower is pretty bad when you're trying to get into colleges. These classical christian schools claim their level of difficulty is preparing students for college, but it's not. It's only hindering them from getting into a good college. On top of this, tuition in the upper school is almost at a college level tuition. That's nuts and not worth it!! Put your child in a public school with good credentials and they will have a better chance of success.
Our children are so happy at Ad Fontes Academy. They feel cared for and academically challenged. They felt welcomed in their classes the moment they began and feel supported by their teachers. We couldn't imagine them at any other school.
Superb academics, loving and nurturing environment and a Christ-centered education (and I really mean this --- God is present in every subject at Ad Fontes). Ad Fontes is truly a gem to Northern Virginia parents seeking Classical Christian Curriculum. The teachers care tremendously for the students and thrive on students fully engaged and excited about learning. The principals who lead the staff are godly, wise and tremendous leaders.
Ad Fontes Academy provides a rigorous academic and Christian education for students from Junior K through high school. Using the classical model of education, students are taught HOW to think, not what to think. The teachers are gifted both in ability to teach as well as their commitment and investment in the lives of our children. Relationships are so important at our school. Students feel safe, loved, and encouraged. The small teacher-to-student ratio ensures that every child is cared for academically, but also socially, mentally and spiritually. With an awesome culture, great teachers, Christian world-view and engaging curriculum, the kids thrive. Younger and older students both find a love for learning and natural curiosity that will be with them forever, no matter what path they pursue.
Ad Fontes is a great place for students to learn and grow. While it has its downsides like any other institution, it cultivates a desire for learning in the students, and everyone has an opportunity to get involved.
The administration and teachers are very resourceful in helping our kids .
I feel very safe with my students at this school. There have never been any major security issues.
I am so pleased with the academically challenging and Christ focused curriculum. The teachers and administration are very involved and do an amazing job facilitating a meaningful learning environment. I love Ad Fontes!
Academics should come before athletic facilities. The kids do have PE several times a week in elementary school and have opportunities after school for additional athletics in middle and high school.
Strange to rate a school based on their contraceptive methods! Classical education is so impressive. Students take on a very heavy academic load and learn so much through each year. I love that my kids are constantly stretched.
Teachers and the administration take classroom safety and a loving environment very seriously.
The teachers at Ad Fontes are wonderful. They are experts in classical education, expect a lot from our students, and tie everything learned into God.
I love, love love the administration. They take all concerns very seriously. They are very involved in the classroom and do a great job communicating with families.
Sports are available to older students, but there are after school activities for all grades and many successful programs.
Building is rented. Could stand improvements.
The school is an incredible academic experience. I felt very solid entering college after this experience. A few of the teachers are not the best and since the school is so small you get stuck with them multiple times. The other disadvantage of a small school is you have no privacy in your personal life. Everyone knows everyone and is in everyones business. But overall you love the experience of the school.