Ad Fontes Academy
25th Anniversary Fountain Newsletter
March/April 2021 Issue
Hello AFA Family and Friends,

Welcome to our post-Spring Break Fountain!

We give thanks to God for providing us with a wonderful Easter break and for protecting our school community through this pandemic to allow almost continuous in-person learning.

Below you will some highlights on the fun community and learning activities that have pressed on at Ad Fontes this Spring amidst COVID. Students have been able to cultivate friendships and their creative abilities on campus.

We also give thanks for our Seniors who have lost many of the treasured AFA traditions but have pressed on as a class to love and serve the school despite many hardships. Please see their college acceptances and near $1M in scholarships below.

Thank you for your prayers and support!
Dean Luckenbaugh
Head of School, Ad Fontes Academy
Spirit Week
A highlight of the year, AFA Spirit Week is a flurry of costumes, competitions, and camaraderie!
Lower School students showed off their favorite sports!
For our Pi Day Pie Competition, 9th grader Josiah made the pie with the largest circumference (53.38 inches)!
Our Upper School students don't hold back when it comes to Spirit Week costumes!
Lower School Activities
2021 Read-A-Thon
Congratulations to our Read-A-Thon 2021 participants for their outstanding work reading a total of 13,8375 minutes and raising $18,034 over the course of the 10-day reading race!
Luray Caverns Field Trip
Our precious first graders had fun on their field trip exploring Luray Caverns! What a fun adventure seeing stalagmites and stalactites and underground pools.
Oatlands Plantation Field Trip
Our Kindergartners visited Oatlands Plantation to learn about the old-fashioned fun and fascinations of plantation life. They tried their hand at tops, hoops, slate and chalk, bowling, sack races, and even sewing on a button!
Medieval Art
Any guesses what our Second Graders have been studying?
Upper School Activities
Socrates' Revenge
On Thursday, April 15, a tangle of old-school quiz bowl buzzers invaded the AFA sanctuary for the final Upper School House competition of the year: Socrates' Revenge. In this competition, houses compete to correctly answer questions selected from their core classes before any other house is able to do so. We saw phenomenal performances from members of each house and especially from two 8th grade Atlanteans, Nathan Morgan and Malachi Miller, both of whom answered questions well above their grade level. Their efforts plus those of other Atlanteans led to a second-straight Atlantis victory to close out the year. Stay tuned for news about which house will be awarded the House Cup at our closing ceremonies.
Reintroducing Electives
We're delighted to be able to bring some electives back into our in-person learning experience! Pictured here: Art, Protocol Dance Lessons, and Tennis Club.
Student Recognition
Look! Our students made the paper again!

In the recent Feriae Artium talent show in Upper School, two of our students performed original compositions. Centre View paper shares those beautiful performances and the inspiration behind them in this article. Read the article and watch the performances by clicking here.
Accepting Universities and Scholarships
We are so proud of our Class of 2021! They've pressed on through the challenges of this year and are preparing to launch into their post-graduation journeys.

Our college-bound seniors had stand-out applications! They were offered a cumulative total of $1,093,950 in scholarships and were accepted into the following universities:

Andrews University
Belmont University
Cedarville University
Christopher Newport 
Covenant College
Eastern University
Emory University
Gardner-Webb University
George Mason University
Grove City College
Hood College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Juniata College 
Liberty University
Longwood University
Marymount University
McDaniel College
Messiah University
North Carolina State University
Old Dominion University
Penn State
Radford University
Reed College
Southern Adventist University
Southwestern Adventist University
St. John's College
St. Mary's College of MD
Towson University
Union University
University of Lynchburg
University of Mary Washington
University of New Haven (Honors College)
VA Tech
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Wesleyan University
Walla Walla University
Washington College
West Virginia University (Honors College)
Western Carolina University

GDR Campaign Success
With the support of 288 donors, we've surpassed our $250,000 campaign goal and raised $272,981. Thank you for your help in strengthening our school's financial footing and paving the way toward the goal of purchasing our own property!
Thank you for reading our newsletter, The Fountain! We hope we have provided content that gives you a deeper connection not only to the mission of AFA, but also to the people that make up this great school community!
Ad Fontes Mission: To glorify God by assisting Christian parents in equipping their children to be servant leaders through a classical education based on eternal biblical truth.
Ad Fontes Vision: Ad Fontes Academy is a K-12 Christ-centered classical school with a beautiful, permanent campus serving 500 students that is established and financially sound, providing skilled, caring teachers who partner with Christian families to: support and challenge students of varying academic levels through a robust liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, and athletics program; equip current students and well-rounded graduates and alumni to think critically and excel in a wide range of vocations; and walk with students on their journey to love God and serve their neighbor, preparing them to be salt and light in the world.