Frequently Asked Questions Fairfax Collegiate Summer 2020

About Fairfax Collegiate Summer 2020

This summer, your child can have fun and learn. Since 1993, the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program has provided challenging and engaging summer courses for elementary and middle school students. To learn more about Fairfax Collegiate, please visit the summer overview page, read some testimonials, explore our instructor profiles, and meet our team.
You can download a digital copy of our catalog and request a printed copy of our catalog on the Fairfax Collegiate Summer 2020 Catalog page.

About the Courses

The course grade levels in course titles are rising grades, the grade the child will be entering in the fall. However, when you create your account, you include students' current grade level.
Summer program instructors include undergraduate and graduate students at leading universities as well as area public and private school teachers. We post staff profiles.
Our summer program is an enrichment program, not summer school, and our motto is "Have Fun and Learn". All of our classes, including the most technical and academic, are designed to be engaging and entertaining as well as informative. We incorporate variety of instructional techniques and activities every day in every course.
We have a detailed syllabus for every course. Most are available for download from the course pages on this website. Please contact us with questions about any course.
No, there is no homework.
Instructors will write and email brief reports on students' progress at the end of writing, reading, math, and test prep courses. They will provide diagnostic test results in some math and test prep courses.
Most classes maintain an 8-to-1 or smaller student-to-teacher ratio. Large classes will have multiple instructors or be broken into multiple sections.

Locations and Times

This summer we will hold classes at ten locations throughout Northern Virginia: Alexandria, Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Loudoun, McLean, Reston, Tysons, and Vienna.
Morning classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a supervised break from 10:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Afternoon classes meet from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a supervised break from 2:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Students attending morning classes may arrive as early as 8:15 a.m. Students attending morning extended care may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m.
Students attending for the morning only should be picked up no later than 12:15 p.m.
Students attending for the afternoon only may arrive as early as 12:15 p.m.
Student attending afternoon classes should be picked up no later than 4:15 p.m. Students attending aftenoon extended care should be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m.

Lunch and Breaks

Lunch for full-day students is from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., and students must bring lunches. We have refrigerators and microwaves for students' use at every location, and instructors supervise lunch.
Students and staff may not consume meat or shellfish at the following locations: Alexandria, Fairfax, and Reston. Please contact us if this is hardship and we can explore alternative arrangements.
Instructors supervise the morning breaks (10:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.) and the afternoon breaks (2:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.). Every location has an indoor break area where students may play games, socialize, and eat snacks. Every location except Reston also has an outdoor break area. Outdoor break activities vary by location - please contact us if you'd like additional information about break options at a particular facility.


Fairfax Collegiate offers online registration. With your Fairfax Collegiate family account, you can sign up for classes, add classes to registrations, fill out the Emergency Information and Permission Form, and download statements. You can learn more about online registration and begin the registration process on our Summer Registration page. Alternately, you can register by phone.
Children may enroll in one or two courses per session: a morning course, an afternoon course, or both a morning and an afternoon course.
When you register for the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program, a non-refundable deposit of $100 per student, per session is required to reserve your seat in the classes. The deposit will be applied towards your total balance, which will be due on May 1, 2020. Registrations completed and paid in full by March 15 are eligible for a 5% discount. The early registration deadline has been extended to June 26.
The Fairfax Collegiate web site and online registration form only display classes that are available for registration. Classes that are at or near capacity may be marked as "(Call)." To inquire about enrolling in these classes, please contact us by phone or email.
To redeem vouchers and gift certificates, please contact us by phone or email before registration. To redeem promotional coupons for special events, please register and pay, then contact us by email. We will adjust your registration fees and refund the difference.
Classes can be added through online registration. To change your student's enrollment or cancel a registration, please contact us by phone or email. Please read Fairfax Collegiate's participation terms to learn more about our policies for registration changes and cancellations.


Fairfax Collegiate's pricing is detailed on our Dates, Times, and Rates page.
Please make sure that you have not accidentally checked the extended care boxes labeled "AM" and "PM." These boxes should only be checked if you would like to sign up for extended care. Please visit our pricing page or contact us with further questions about pricing.
Fairfax Collegiate has a limited ability to offer need-based financial aid. To submit a request for financial aid, please send an email to with the following information: you and your children's names, your children's grade levels, the classes you would like your children to take, how much aid you are requesting, and any other details you wish to share about your financial situation that would help establish the need for financial aid.

Special Enrollment Requests

Yes, we do permit students whose rising grade levels are within one year of the stated grade range of courses to register for courses. However, be advised that each course is designed for students whose academic and social skills are within the listed range of rising grade levels.
We consider requests for one-week enrollments and prorated registration fees on a case-by-case basis. Please select what class or classes you would like to enroll in for one week and contact us by phone or email to request one-week enrollment.

Supplies and Student Conduct

Fairfax Collegiate provides all necessary class supplies, but students are welcome to bring pencils, pens, notebooks, etc. if desired. However, Fairfax Collegiate does not provide any food to students and so students should bring their own snacks, and students enrolled for full-day programs should bring their own lunch.
Students may wear T-shirts, shorts, and sneakers.
Please review the Behavior Code section on the participation terms page.

Forms, Arrival and Departure, and Medication Policies

Please complete an Emergency Information and Permission Form for each child. If your child requires an epipen or inhaler, please also complete the Epipen and Inhaler Authorization Form. You may download the forms here.
Please review the Child Day Program Licensure Exemption on the participation terms page.
For students requiring epi-pens and inhalers, please complete and return the corresponding epipens and inhalers. Other prescription and non-prescription medications are only permitted with prior written approval from Fairfax Collegiate - please contact us to discuss your child's needs.'

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