Students in our STEAM and Aviation classes joined forces with VDOT to paint three snow plows. These pieces of art will be debuted in the Farmville Jaycess' Christmas parade and will be used in Prince Edward County to help clear roadways during inclement weather. Look closely this winter and you might just see these pieces of artwork plowing snow in your area.
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.
On November 19 and 20, students from Fuqua’s Model United Nations team went to a mock U.N. meeting on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College. Along with students from Cumberland, Prince Edward, and Appomattox County Schools, our student delegates represented countries from around the globe. While at the two-day summit, representatives addressed current events and global issues, and the event organizers invented “crisis” situations to test the students’ responses. Several Falcons were recognized for their impressive performances, including James Minix and Hunter Melton (Best Position Paper), Bailey Rutherford and Sophie Watson (Delegation Honorable Mention), and Roman Davis and Zach Eason, who passed a bill during the process.
Students in Mrs. Krystal Tucker’s fourth grade class completed a Colonial Days project this November. The fourth grade class has been studying early colonization and the settlement of Jamestown in Virginia History. They have also studied colonial America across the curriculum through a whole class novel, Blood on the River, by Elisa Carbone. Students worked with a fellow classmate to research one of the following colonial jobs: apothecary, cabinet maker, chandler, cooper, milliner, printer, and wheelwright. The class worked during their Media special to research information regarding their job and also to prepare a speech. Mr. Layne helped the students sketch a backdrop of their colonial shop during art class. Students dressed in colonial attire and presented their work to classmates, parents, and guests. Mrs. Tucker’s class thoroughly enjoyed applying the information they learned about colonial America into their projects.
Sixth grade students put their learning into action, in Mrs. Holly Schilling’s history class, by practicing the concept of taxation during colonial times. For this lesson, Mrs. Lynne Lindsay, 6th grade math teacher, served as a member of Parliament while Mrs. Dara Tucker, Head of the Middle School, served as the Queen of England. One student was selected to be the tax collector and collected taxes (candy) from students based on a variety of criteria. Those who ran out of their money were sent to “debtor’s jail”. Following the tax collection process, students saw how the tax collector gave a majority of the tax monies to the Queen and Parliament, leaving the students with little to no money to live on. While the students claimed this to be unfair, they were able to make a connection to the feelings of the colonists when tax laws, such as the Sugar Act, Tea Act and Stamp Act were imposed upon them from the Queen and Parliament in England.
The Lower and Middle School SCAs believe in giving back to those in our community by collecting items to support them, or show thanks, each month. For the month of November, the LS SCA voted to collect items for Women Who Serve in honor of Veteran’s Day. The collection focused on pampering local women in the armed forces who serve our country day in and day out. Following the collection, the Lower School SCA used bags created by the lower school students, during our school-wide Homecoming community service day, to create care packages to send to these heroes abroad.
The planting of the 6th grade tree is just one of many Fuqua School traditions that students look forward to each school year. This November, the Class of 2026 planted a red maple tree across from the baseball field. This tradition, sponsored by the Fuqua School PTSA, allows 6th graders the opportunity to watch their class tree grow with them. On their graduation day, in the year 2026, they will take another photo with their tree, as they did in 2019, to symbolize the growth they’ve made during their time at Fuqua School. As Head of the Middle School, Dara Tucker, shared with the students, “The Fuqua School family is like the roots of a tree for you. Like the roots, we will hold you up and help you live a strong and healthy life and support you through all types of weather.”