Fairfax Christian School Reviews
Rating 4.53 out of 5 34 reviews
If ever there was a time to enroll your children in a private school, this is the year. As a grateful mother of an FCS student), I highly recommend this school. I've been wanting to write a public review for a few years, but not until I taught my final year in public school last year did I decide to do so by providing a few contrasting anecdotes as a public school English and ELL teacher. I was told to not teach grammar or etymology. (What I observed was a cram session prior to the scheduled 8th grade SOL.) I was told to not teach writing. (That's for 8th grade and yes, you guessed it - to be "taught" in 8th grade - prior to the SOL.) I didn't have my own classroom which is not that troubling because many teachers share a room. I taught 22 students in a busy hallway alcove near the bathroom & during a class change. Whatever your concerns might be with your local school, they're probably worse than you think.
The Fairfax Christian School is amazing. My son had online classes as soon as they closed for COVID-19, they finished all of the curriculum and received real letter and number grades. The school helped students stay focused and busy which was good for their health. They are professional and care about every student. They always provided extra one-on-one time with teachers and kept it up with remote learning.
A very physically appealing and well located school. The work is advanced in the sense they are ahead of the public schools but this is primarily accomplished with copious amounts of homework. The High School is top notch and a prep-school (for college), however, the lower school (elementary) is not impressive at all. It is very obvious the administration is heavily focused on the upper years and the lower years suffer as a result. There are no breaks, limited lunchtime and tons of homework for such young kids. The clubs are few for younger years (again better in upper). Bible is mandatory but otherwise relatively moderate. Communication overall is average so you have to be engaged. Most teachers are very good but a few are overly strict. In closing, If you have younger children I would highly recommend waiting until they reach middle school or higher before coming here. If you have upper year school children then you have a great prep-school waiting.
The biblical foundation of this school is second to none and the academics are superb. My child is learning far more than he would have at the public school and being taught in a very structured environment has been a huge positive for his development. However, it's very international, and in the upper school almost entirely, which to me doesn't define "diversity". Once the kids age, the structure is almost too much if you're looking for a well-rounded child. Things like the music program, sports, and clubs could be much better. While the education for now is my top priority, I will not stay here as my son ages.
As a student from China, I feel good at the Fairfax Christian School. They know how to teach English well and I have great SAT scores and TOEFL scores. Everyone is nice. I like the teachers and counselors who can speak Chinese.
A received multiple scholarships to the universities and had many options. The education I have obtained is so much better than what my friends who go to public school received.
Our school has great teachers, great academics and a great new building. Everyone cares about the students and it's easy to make friends. I love having friends from around the whole who are in the international program.
I attended from first grade through my senior year. I believe when I graduated I had virtually the equivalent of a college degree. The FCS high school was more challenging than many university classes.
It's a wonderful place. Caring teachers, challenging curriculum, excellent facilities. All of our children have attended and gone on the top universities and amazing careers. Thank you!
The Fairfax Christian School is awesome. Caring teacher, challenging books, wonderful new building. It's the best.
Very good school. Great facilites. School halls are sanitary. Student culture could use some improvement. More teacher attention should be applied to student activities.
I really like the Fairfax Christian School. I get a lot of personal attention. The teachers are nice. The iPads and lockers are nice for my back. The food is good. It has very nice facilities. It is very clean. It is nice to be in such a diverse school.
FCS has a very diverse student body and a great campus. The teachers are good, and the small class sizes can be helpful for the learning atmosphere. Sports programs are not restrictive on who can participate
Great school with good academics, the campus is nice and curriculum is great except for the fact that a 90% is a B due to the extremely harsh grading scale.
The new facilities are amazing and match the quality of the teachers and education. The Dual Enrollment program allows students to receive university credits for their classes taken on the FCS campus.
The small classes help to learn the material very well, and AP classes are available starting in ninth grade. Sports are open to all students, and the campus is beautiful. Besides one teacher working there who has no business being there, it's a very pleasant and educational place to learn.
The education was nice however course choices were not the best. Lots of kids from different countries mainly Korea, China, or Vietnam.
I like this place. I love this school. great teachers . great administration. great teaching. and great activities and sports and safety and ...
My oldest son graduated from FCS and my youngest will start 10th grade in the fall. The teachers really work with students to help them learn to be successful, in everything they do. Thank You FCS!
My daughter started studying at Fairfax Christian School since last year. I was amazed by how much she learned in the school as a 1st grader, and how happy she was while learning. Nothing is better than a solid education in a loving and caring environment. We will definitely spend more time in this excellent school.