Class sizes in the elementary range from ten to seventeen students per section, with an average class size of 14 students. If the section goes over 15 students, a teacher’s aide is added to the classroom. Our secondary classes average between 8 to 15, occasionally bringing two grades together for Christian Studies in the high school.
There are 22 full-time faculty, who together culminate more than 150 years in teaching experience. Every teacher at Front Royal Christian School receives annual training in Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) and topics of interest and development in neuroeducation.
FIE focuses on developing and modifying cognitive areas such as analytic perception, comparison, classification, orientation, and more. In addition, teachers are trained as mediators in the classroom, assisting the students to become independent, lifelong learners.
Center for Cognitive Enrichment and Education Therapists
There are only 21 NILD education therapists in Northern Virginia (population > 2.5 million). FRCS has three licensed education therapists and three mediation specialists on staff who work with FRCS teachers to identify and respond to student learning strengths and weaknesses. Therapists work directly with students that require more intensive support.
Efforts are coordinated between the on-campus Center and FRCS faculty to ensure that classroom instruction and therapy complement and build upon one another.
The school year is divided into four quarters of approximately 9 weeks each. A report card is issued at the end of each quarter. Parents are formally updated about their child’s progress at the end of each marking period.
However, FRCS utilizes MySchoolWorx software, and parents can monitor their learner’s grades, homework, and upcoming assignments on a day-to-day basis.