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boys jumpingThinking about private school for next school year?

Now is the time to visit schools and enroll. There are many school choices in the Augusta County area, parents want to find the best fit for their children.

Call C.F. Richards Christian School for a tour! We are accepting applications for next school year. Visit soon, available spaces for students in some grades are filling up!

If you would like for your child(ren) to have a Christ-centered, value-driven, quality education in a safe environment, please call 540-886-4984 or email our principal, Jennifer Hackley at to arrange a site tour and education consultation. We have limited openings throughout the school.

Financial Aid is available for qualified families.  Don’t wait, connect with us for more information. We are one of the best private schools in the Shenandoah Valley!

Be sure to visit us at the School Choices Open House on April 23rd at the Frontier Culture Museum. This open house will showcase private schools and homeschooling.

Located in Staunton, Virginia, C.F. Richards Christian School is a Christ-centered private school serving students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

GirlsHuddelLookingDownIntoCamera_w-152_h-125What makes us unique: 
* Christ-centered, student-focused school
* Individualized instruction
* Quality curriculum that supports a biblical worldview
* Play-based learning in Pre-K (3&4 yrs.)
* Family atmosphere, small classes
* Experienced, dedicated & certified teachers with Masters Degrees
* Weekly Chapel & Weeks of Worship
* Summer FLAG Camp, July 11–15
* Lego League Robotics
* Hand-bell Choir, music, PE and Art
* Field trips and study tours, outdoor education
* Problem-based, STEM education
* Affordable tuition
*Scholarships and Financial Aid available



On April 23rd, 2017 local private schools and home school groups in the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County area will be exhibiting an open house at the Frontier Culture Museum from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event will take place in the museum’s Octagonal Barn.
Did you hear the news? Private Education is awesome!

The purpose of the event is to inform our local community about alternatives to public education and to help people find an educational best fit for their children. Each of the schools will have representatives available to talk with parents and information for them to take home. In addition, there will be presentations regarding the following topics:

• What are the benefits of going to a private school?
• What are the resources and networks available for homeschooling?
• How can we afford private school?

As of now, the schools involved in the open house include Afton Christian School, C.F. Richards Christian School, Fishburne Military School, Grace Christian School, Stuart Hall School, Raw Learning, Ridgeview Christian School, and Staunton Montessori. As other schools commit this list will be updated.

An area survey conducted by the Percept Group for the Waynesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church showed that one of parents’ top concerns is the education of our children. When the community services committee of the church examined the results of the survey they wanted to help meet this need. The committee approached the principal of C.F. Richards Christian School, Jennifer Hackley, and after some brainstorming and research; the idea for the open house was generated.

In addition to the schools present at the open house, sponsors of the event include the Frontier Culture Museum, Sheetz, Staples, Augusta Sign Company and the Waynesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church.

For more information contact Jennifer Hackley via email or at 540-886-4984 or visit the School Choices In Augusta County Facebook page at