Fairfax Christian School

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $40,000—$45,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    TOEFL and University Preparation, English for Academic Purposes, University Preparation

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACS, Cognia

  • Type of Housing


  • Social Media

Why Choose the Fairfax Christian School?

The Fairfax Christian School welcomes international students from across the globe. We accepted our first international student in 1963. In the 1970s, we added our Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program. In the 1980s, we began taking students into our homestay boarding program. The Fairfax Christian School is the premier school for international students studying in the Washington, D.C., area. We accept students from Washington–based embassies and consulates, IMF, World Bank, international organizations, and businesses with employees in the Washington, D.C., area, and F–1 visa students.


Our international students are fully integrated into our student body. English language classes (ESL) are taught by our faculty during the school day, and all international students attend some classes without local students. Students receive an intensive, comprehensive curriculum that ensures students read, write, and speak at a university level. All curriculum at the Fairfax Christian School is selected to best prepare students to attend top universities. The Fairfax Christian School offers an Intensive English Institute (IEI) program using a university–prep curriculum for students who are not yet literate in English. IEI offers a vast array of English classes, through TOEFL Prep, which allows each student to have a customized program that ensures students master all necessary skills. Once students complete or place out of the IEI classes, they take honors and Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment classes with our American students. Additional classes for international students include an Introduction to American Science, Introduction to American History, Introduction to Christianity, American Culture (including etiquette), and American Economic Freedom.

International students take comprehensive placement tests when they arrive at the Fairfax Christian School. Then they are placed in the appropriate classes for their IEI courses in reading, writing, grammar, phonics, and speech. Mathematics placement tests are also given. Students take their mathematics classes with our American students. These include classes include basic arithmetic, Pre–Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Advanced Mathematics (Pre–Calculus, Functions, Analytical Geometry), AP Calculus BC, and Linear Algebra.

In 2018, the Fairfax Christian School moved to a new larger campus located in Dulles, Virginia, which provides students exceptional facilities in a tranquil environment. Just a five-minute drive from Washington-Dulles International Airport and a thirty-five drive from downtown Washington, D.C., the Fairfax Christian School is nestled in the safe Washington suburbs of northern Virginia.

Fairfax Christian School’s international students receive a foundation that makes them well prepared to enter and compete in America’s top universities.


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Fairfax Christian School

Fairfax Christian School
22870 Pacific Boulevard
Dulles VA 20166
P: 7037595100
English Programs
  • American Conversational English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Young Learners (ages 10-17)
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Language & Culture
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Art
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Biology
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • College credit courses
  • College Writing
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Health Education
  • Health Sciences
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Homestay Programs
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religion
  • Social Science
  • Software Engineering
  • STEM
  • Study and Travel
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • University Transfer
  • Video and Audio Production
  • World Languages and Culture