Spirit Week is here!

After scaling back extra school activities and field trips throughout the year, the students were ready to jump into something different, and spirit week provided just the right level of excitement and involvement that people needed.  Everyone, from the smallest preschool student, to the oldest teacher (who shall remain nameless) got into the act, accessorizing outfits with anything from leopard … Read More

Open House & Pre-Registration

Tuesday, January 19, is the Academy Open House and Pre-Registration. Families can come at 9:30 a.m. to tour the classrooms, chapel, and lunch, or attend the evening event at 7:00 p.m. You will hear highlights of our upcoming school year and have the opportunity to register your child.

Jingle bells and all is well
Music concerts at FBTA

– by Cayli, sophomore – From the chilly nights and festive decorations, to the yummy hot cocoa and warm Christmas cookies, music seems to be something that brings most of the joy and holiday cheer to many students and staff at FBTA.  This year, the Christmas concerts were virtual, with the elementary concert prerecorded and livestreamed on Dec. 8, and … Read More

Choirs and a mobile orchestra
How has COVID-19 affected music at FBTA?

– by Zachary, freshman – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people could not attend music lessons because they were stuck in their homes. At the start of the school year, the reopening of music classes was delayed as the staff figured out how to disinfect the class area and to social distance.  “We’ve realized that spreading out more helps provide … Read More

New places to explore
Testing out the new playground high on To Do list

Students waited in anticipation as Mrs. Darby and Mrs. Pigott cut the ceremonial ribbon celebrating the opening of the new playground last spring. They were able to enjoy the place for two whole days before the world was shut down with the coronavirus pandemic.  Now students will finally be able to explore the different areas and find their new favorite … Read More

Catching up on old news
Summer activities, senior trip, graduation

The virus pandemic this past spring threw the entire academic schedule completely out of phase for the final three months of the prior school year.   On the afternoon of March 13, rumors began flying that Fairfax schools would be closing for two weeks in order to plan how to handle the novel coronavirus. Two weeks dragged into a month, … Read More

Facility facelifts

The staff has been hard at work over the summer upgrading the facilities by painting hallways, upgrading flooring in the cafeteria and preschool bathrooms, building plexiglass shields for classrooms, and installing speakers and a new sound system throughout the building that will help with the emergency alarm system.  The building never sleeps. We are so thankful for the men and … Read More