FRCS allows its students to have “big school” experiences through its many programs in a “small school” environment, where each student is known as an individual.
Front Royal Christian School was founded in 2006 out of a desire to provide a Christ-centered school committed to the spiritual, moral, and intellectual formation of its students. The vision for FRCS was to create a holistic approach to education whereby all children from vulnerable to gifted not only learn in the classrooms, but also learn how to transfer that learning to their everyday life. Enrollment quickly reached almost 100 hundred students at its current location and has since doubled in size. This resulted in an expansion and renovation project that added six additional classrooms and a full gymnasium in 2013.
FRCS graduated its first class in 2012. With a 97 percent acceptance rate to the colleges of their choices, FRCS graduates enter the next stage of their lives prepared for what the 21stCentury expects from them. In 2018, the class of 10 graduates were accepted at more than 22 colleges and universities and received more than $850,000 in scholarships. In addition, FRCS recognizes that not every student’s immediate destination following high school is college. This is why FRCS places an equal importance on vocational and life skills learning as an integrated part of the curriculum and course offering. Graduates entering the workforce or military are recognized for their different work ethic. Through life skills and character development programs, FRCS graduates learn how to respond to the expectations of independent, daily living.
Families who enroll their children at Front Royal Christian School come from Warren County, as well as six other surrounding and nearby counties. Some travel as far as 45 minutes one way just to have their child as a part of the FRCS community. Students who attend FRCS come from local public and private schools, as well as homeschooling, and from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. With enrollment just over 200, growth was capped in 2017 due to a lack of additional space, thereby limiting the number of students who can benefit from Front Royal Christian School’s unique approach to learning. FRCS has wait lists for many grades with calls continuing to be received regarding potential enrollment availability.
The students, families, faculty, staff, and other constituents of Front Royal Christian School create a very strong community in which individuals can thrive and flourish to become the person who they are called to be.