Founded in 1993, Fuqua School is an independent, co-educational, PK3-12 day school – centrally located to serve Southside Virginia – that provides children with a well-rounded, values-based educational experience uniquely tailored to create a solid foundation for their individual success.
The best way to experience Fuqua School is to come for a visit! The warmth and friendliness of our community is evident from the moment you set foot on campus.
Our Mission & Core Values
The mission of Fuqua School is to create a safe and supportive learning environment which fosters the development of boundless individual potential.
At Fuqua School, we believe a values-based educational experience truly matters. It is a difference maker. Honesty, responsibility, kindness, compassion, fairness, respect, commitment, perseverance, and cooperation are woven into the classroom and campus activities. Each month activities focus on one of these core values. These fundamental core values guide our decisions and actions.
The kindergarten and eighth grade buddies' program is an annual Fuqua tradition. Each 8th grade student is paired with a buddy in one of the kindergarten classes. The buddy program is an opportunity for some of our younger Falcons to get to know the oldest Falcons on the LS/MS campus. This year's program kicked off on Friday, October 21st. The buddies spent the first few minutes of their time getting to know each other and learning their favorite foods, sports teams, and after school activities. Kindergarten students showed their 8th grade buddies around the room and their toys and special parts of the class. Then, the pairs spent some time playing number and alphabet matching games. During all the activity, much laughter could be heard throughout all the groups. We can't wait to get the buddies together again!
Students in Mrs. Sara Price’s Spanish II class made projects to illustrate aspects of Latino holidays. Pictured are three examples of their creativity. Olivia Fortune chose to research El Día de la Independencia de Panamá. She brought in a yuca cake. Sophomore classmate, Caroline Krouse, made a decorated Barbie cake to represent the traditional last doll given on a Quince, with a fancy dress and cake to celebrate the birthday theme. Madison Atkins chose to feature Día de los Muertos and brought in a cake decorated like a sugar skull. All three were proud to share their creations with their fellow classmates.
Andrew Brinks, better known as lower school students Scarlett and Sawyer Brinks’s Poppy, visited the kindergarten classes this October. Both classes have been learning American Sign Language (ASL) for basic words and phrases including “thank you”, “please”, and “bathroom”. Mr. Brinks, who was born deaf, has lived his entire life learning how to communicate with others through ASL. Poppy taught the children how to sign and showed them the neat technology he uses! The children learned about his phone, his watch, his cochlear implant and his " alarm clock". Poppy kept the kindergartners fascinated for a solid 45 minutes..... he would be surprised to know their normal attention span is only between 10 to 20 minutes!! The kindergarteners are so grateful to Poppy for sharing his story with them!
Mrs. McGregor's fourth grade class had so much fun pretending to be a drop of water in "The Incredible Journey" Water Cycle Game, brought to us by Kelly Atkinson and the Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District. Our students collected beads that represented their journey to places like clouds, soil, and the ocean. Once completed, they created a map of their journey and wrote a story. This is the water cycle hands on!
Yeehaw! The cowboys and cowgirls in kindergarten and 7th grades had a hog-killin’ time celebrating Cowboy Day in October. Students in both grades sported their best country gear and participated in both academic learning and play. Fun stations included bolo tie making, horse crafts, cowboy chili math, hide the horse math games, panning for gold (letters), and making s'mores. This helped our kindergarten students gain a better understanding of their study of the great plains, while the 7th graders will able to put together information they had been learning about the western expansion. These students really took the bull by the horns and made this the best Cowboy Day in history!
During this fall semester, students in grade 5 have been participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with Officer Kyle Britton, of the Farmville Police Department. The D.A.R.E. program is a 12-week program that will help assist students in problem solving, being good citizens, and making wise and healthy decisions. This program is another valuable resource to emphasize our current Fuqua School fifth grade health curriculum. We are excited for this collaboration with the Farmville Police Department, and even more excited to offer this program to our students to help drive home Fuqua School’s core values and essential life skills.