Educators from the Fairfax Christian School joined Loudoun County leaders to officially break ground on a new school site last week, a moment nearly a decade in the making.
Fairfax Christian School opened in Fairfax City in 1961 and has since been housed on three different campuses. It moved into its current campus on Hunter Mill Road in Vienna in the early 1990s.
“We outgrew it a long time ago. We’ve been out of space for a decade,” said Jo Thoburn, president and CEO of Fairfax Christian School.
Thoburn said construction on the new facility is ahead of schedule. The groundbreaking ceremony was Aug. 16. She expects the foundation will be poured this week and that it could be ready to house students as early as this spring.
“It will definitely be ready for the 2018-19 school year, but if it’s ready in April, we’ll move in in April,” Thoburn said. “We’re ready. It’s been a long time coming.”
The school enrolls 250 kindergarten through 12th grade students, but its new campus at 22870 Pacific Blvd. in Sterling will have enough space to enroll 400 students.
School administrators expect the new facility to fill up quickly. It will include 30 classrooms, a collaborative space, a library, a gymnasium, golf practice facilities and an outdoor soccer facility.
“We’ll continue providing high quality education for our students. We are a university prep school and we expect 100 percent of our graduates to attend four-year universities,” Thoburn said. “The new facility will enable us to even do a better job of what we already do well.”
Learn more about Fairfax Christian School at fairfax-christian-school.com.