Fuqua School is the place to be this summer! Due to COVID-19, and in an effort to keep all of our campers and staff safe, we will have a limited number of camps this summer with limited spots available. So, please be sure to sign up soon to reserve your child's spot. To check out the camp selection and to register, see our Campus Services page.
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.
Fuqua School may not have had kids on campus in a while, but we did have a visit from these kids and their mamas. Check out our visitors at https://youtu.be/fOiDOraHXMw.
Each year, Fuqua School’s senior class gives a gift to the school. This year, the Class of 2020 decided to honor a special member of the Fuqua family, Skeeter Fore, by gifting him a new golf cart. So if you see Skeeter riding on campus or on the field in his new fancy ride, be sure to say hello.
Congratulations to all of our lower school students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart this past February. They worked so hard this year to exceed all of our previous goals. They raised over $9500.00 in honor of Asher Pleasants, brother of lower school students Mary Reagan and Piper. Our top fundraiser for this year's event was Everrett Farrar. A huge thank you to all the students for supporting JR4H in honor of Asher!
May 1 was National College Decision Day. Seniors across the nation declared their commitment to a college or university. Our own Fuqua School seniors dressed in their school of choice attire as they signed letters of commitment for Fall 2020 in front of family at home.
Our 31 graduates were collectively offered over $3.2 million in scholarships to various colleges and universities; they will use $1.5 million in academic scholarships or an
average of $48,387 in financial assistance for each senior.
We wish them the very best on this next step in their education. We’re so very proud of you.
The Model General Assembly program was established in 1948 and is designed to introduce high school students to the legislative process of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Legislation is debated in committees and on the floors of the actual Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. However, not this year. Due to COVID19, this year's Model General Assembly was quite different than in the past.
Rather than cancel the event all together, YMCA officials moved forward using technology. Delegates and Senators presented and debated bills, campaigned for offices, and voted through Zoom sessions while in their own homes. Senior Roman Davis and Speaker of the House Pro Temp stated, " . . . of course it wasn't quite the same, but we had fun debating, and we prepared everyone for next year."
Congratulations to Fuqua School’s Roman Davis ‘20 and Sophie Watson ‘21 who were both selected to attend the Conference on National Affairs through the Model General Assembly program. Sophie was also elected as the Lieutenant Governor for MGA 2021.