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Welcome to Fuqua School

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.

We Are Fuqua!

School News

"Thankful for Fuqua"

“Thankful for Fuqua” is a social media campaign where we are are sharing all we are thankful for this year. Every day in the month of November, we will be posting various students, staff, faculty, and families explaining why they are grateful for Fuqua, and what they love about our school.  Some of the things they're grateful for that have already been showcased include: each other, parent volunteers, the family atmosphere, our coaches, Chromebooks, the SCA, being on campus,  and chicken minis!  Be sure to stop by our social media pages to see what else we’re thankful for in the days ahead.

 Facebook: Fuqua School PK-3

 Instagram and Snapchat: fuqua_falcons

Science Departments Awarded Grants

The upper school’s environmental science class and the middle school’s 7th and 8th grade science classes have been awarded a mini grant through the Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation Office for our Food Forest Project. The grants were both in the amount of $500.  

 This grant will help the upper school cover the cost of purchasing  Virginia native trees and shrubs that will produce fruits and nuts for human consumption. The students will design the garden's layout and implement strategies for sustainability and minimal environmental impact. This space will allow students to have an outdoor learning experience while also providing healthy, organic food for years to come.   

This grant will also help middle school science teacher, Aaron Green, with his outdoor learning tools and garden improvement project that the students are helping to design. The grant will be used to purchase more outdoor seating, raised bed materials, soil, soil amendments, and native plants.   

For more information or if you would like to get involved, please contact Mr. Boswell or Mr. Green.

Class of 2027 Tree Planting

In Fuqua School tradition, the 6th grade class planted their class tree last week. Like a tree, these 6th graders will grow by leaps and bounds over the years. We cannot wait to see the Class of 2027 take another group photo next to their tree on their upper school graduation day!  (If you look close enough, our virtual learners were able to be a part of the tradition and photo via cell phone). A huge thank you to Justin Hicks, of our PTSA, and Kelly Atkinson, Education Coordinator at Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District, for helping us continue this tradition. 

Lower School Holds Election

Head of School, Chance Reynolds, and Head of the Lower and Middle Schools, Dara Tucker, casted their ballots this Election Day. It was a tough choice between Terrance the Turtle, Kermit the Frog, and  Winnie the Pooh running for Kindergarten President. They each had a wonderful platform that included more recess, more time for specials classes, and more food options at lunch. Congratulations to Kermit the Frog on his landslide win!

Fuqua to Join Virginia Colonial Conference

Fuqua School  has been granted, and has accepted, the invitation extended from the Virginia Colonial Conference (VCC), to join their conference. Schools associated with the VCC are Amelia Academy, Banner Christian, Brunswick Academy, Blessed-Sacrament Huguenot, Kenston Forest School, Richmond Christian, Southampton Academy, and Tidewater Academy. Fuqua and Isle of Wight Academy will join as probationary members seeking full membership in the Spring of 2022."It is a great opportunity for both our boys and girls to compete with schools very similar to ours," commented Athletic Director Mike Edwards.  "It will give our fans and student body an opportunity to come out and support our teams on a consistent basis."

The VCC sponsors an array of sports such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, cheer, softball, co-ed soccer, golf, cross country and football (8-Man). The VCC fields middle school, junior varsity, and varsity teams.  Edwards added, "It has been a long time in the making for our boys and girls to be in the same conference.  The first games for our boys and girls are on December 1 at home versus Isle of Wight Academy."

Honoring Our Veterans

While we weren’t able to serenade our veterans, parents, faculty, alumni, and community members with our annual band performance due to rain showers, we were excited to shower them with love from our students with these amazingly thoughtful Thank You cards! These cards, made with lots of love and admiration for our veterans, were created by lower and middle school students. Lower School SCA officers, Wyatt Tucker (President), Reece Pembelton (Treasurer), Rocco Fortino (Secretary) and Paige McWilliams (Vice President- not pictured) delivered the cards on Veterans‘ Day to the local Piedmont Area Veterans Council. 

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