About FCS

Our Founders

In 1979, after accepting a challenge from the Christian community, Gary and Andy Foss established Fredericksburg Christian School at First Christian Church with thirty students and four teachers. Gary served as principal, custodian, bus driver, playground supervisor and secretary.  

The school quickly outgrew First Christian and then Falmouth Baptist Church and then moved to Highway Assembly of God where it has been housed ever since. FCS was also a guest of Arwood Church of God and revisited First Christian Church as it experienced growing “pains.”  In 1988, FCS was welcomed into New Life in Christ Church where the Fredericksburg Elementary Campus was housed until 2009. The student body was at 468 students.

In 1991, Fredericksburg Christian High School graduated its first class of seniors, and three years later God led FCS to the land that the current high school stands on – 75 acres. FCHS opened its doors at the present location in 1997 with 250 students in grades nine through twelve. Total enrollment was 855 students. In the meantime, Stafford Baptist Church invited FCS to take leadership of its school in 1995, which led to the establishment of FCS’ Stafford Campus.

Their vision for young people and the work of Almighty God in the lives of those children is what drove them to do the hard work of founding such a large school…and it is still at the heart of this ministry. Gary is currently active as a board member and is a tremendous encourager for the work they started in 1979.  Andy went home to be with the Lord in August 2010, and she will be greatly missed.  Her desire for excellence in all areas will continue to live on within each aspect of our ministry as her legacy continues on in each of our hearts. 

(with permission from Portrait Excellence by Beverly)


Fredericksburg Christian School Business Office
9400 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: (540) 373-5355

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