Welcome to Fairfax Academy!

Vision Statement 

  • To offer career-oriented classes that provide opportunities beyond the classroom and a student's high school education.

Mission Statement

  • The Academy is a community of students and teachers whose passion for communications & the arts is balanced by a dedication to learning. The Academy engages and inspires students countywide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs. 

Beliefs

  • Every student should have the opportunity to pursue electives that give career-oriented education and skills that last a lifetime.

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts offers outstanding opportunities for FCPS high school students with career interests in fine & performing arts, design, and communications. Advanced career elective courses, in ten academic areas, incorporate the latest industry technology and instructional techniques. Three additional classes, in the critical language fields of Arabic, Chinese and Korean, provide accelerated language instruction.

Students attending Fairfax Academy explore college and career options in arts and communications fields, develop marketable career skills for entry level work, and build an academic foundation that prepares them for success in college.

Fairfax Academy, housed within Fairfax High School, is one of six career and technical education centers in FCPS offering elective courses with a career emphasis. It is located in Fairfax, VA, about 15 miles from Washington, DC, in an area enriched by a variety of cultural and arts related activities and opportunities. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact the Academy office at 703-219-2226.