“At the intersection of a great school, family, and church, is a child with all the resources to succeed. With a desire to see families blessed, a committed staff, and Christ at the center of all we do, our entire organization is set up to help you succeed. So, let me be the first to welcome you as you explore Virginia Academy as an option for your child.” – Dr. Charles Whitlow, Chancellor
Virginia Academy was birthed in 1997 as a ministry of Community Church. We began with a Preschool and Kindergarten of 25 students and have grown to one of the largest Preschool through 12th-grade private schools in Loudoun County.
We are proud of our dedicated Christian staff and highly acclaimed curriculum and programming. Together they are designed to help every child discover and use his or her unique gifts. In addition, we are fully accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association and Cognia, which also certifies our faculty and affords us full accreditation with the State of Virginia.
We would be honored to have you visit our Loudoun county school and experience what hundreds of other families have already discovered – Virginia Academy is preparing students for their best life!
Virginia Academy exists to prepare students for their best life through…
Faith: A confidence in God
Scholarship: A passion for knowledge
Purpose: A life with a clear mission
We see Virginia Academy graduates making a positive impact in every arena of life!
Our Statement of Faith
Virginia Academy views itself as an indispensable part of the three major forces in the life of each child: the home, the school and the church. Virginia Academy was founded and functions upon the basic fundamental principles of the Word of God, and it espouses the historic Christian view of life as presented in the Bible. The following is our statement of faith.
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian faith and practice. As our supreme revelation from God, it is superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to reason. (II Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that there is one God, eternally present in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1-4)
We believe that all men, beginning with Adam, have rebelled, sinned against God and are eternally marred by sin and its consequences. For these reasons, mankind is incapable of pleasing or having a productive relationship with God without having a supernatural spiritual rebirth. (Romans 3:10;5:12; I John 1:8)
We believe that in order to be born again, one must respond to the Holy Spirit’s conviction by repenting of and turning away from sin, by faith receiving the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross as being a sufficient basis for God’s forgiveness, and must surrender his or her life to Christ. (John 3:3; Luke 18:13; Ephesians 2:8-9)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, and through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, believers are empowered for Christian service and gifted for this service.The Holy Spirit also enables believers to live a Christ-like life exhibiting Godly character. (Luke 11:13; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:6; Galatians 5:22-23; I Cor. 12)
We believe that believers are to be baptized, attend church, worship, pray, study the Bible, tithe and give and share their faith with those who don’t know the Lord. (Acts 2:38, 41-42 & 5:42)
We believe that God intends for believers to unite together in local churches to worship, be accountable one to another, be instructed in the faith by mature Elders, observe the Christian sacraments of baptism, and communion and serve the spiritual and temporal needs of the community. (Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 4:11-12)
We believe that family is the primary institution God uses to promote social order and structure and is to be respected, protected and strengthened by the church. (Ephesians 5:22; 25; & 6:1)
We believe that eternal life in heaven is the reward of all who believe and received Christ as their Lord. “For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Those who do not put their faith in Jesus will spend eternity apart from Him, “but the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars: their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death”. (Revelation 21:8)
MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY
Virginia Academy stands firmly upon the historical truth claims and moral foundations of orthodox Christianity and the Bible. We seek to honor God in acting in accordance with our sincerely held religious beliefs based upon the Bible, which include, but are not limited to:
- the biblical definition of marriage – that is between one man and one woman;
- the attendant boundaries of sexuality and moral conduct – sex is reserved for biblical marriage, all sexual activity outside of marriage is sin;
- and the clear biblical teaching that one’s biological sex is both sacred and established by God’s design.
Virginia Academy is a ministry of Community Church led by Pastor and Chancellor, Dr. Charles David Whitlow Sr.
Virginia Academy’s school board provides the overall spiritual, financial, and strategic oversight and direction. Virginia Academy’s heads of school provide the day-to-day operational and educational leadership of its faculty and staff and all school and camp programming. Virginia Academy’s governance and leadership is comprised of committed followers of Christ who consider themselves privileged to serve the Lord, their church, and the families of Loudoun County and abroad. They serve in full understanding that not only are they accountable to the parents and children they serve, but also to Leesburg Pike Community Church, its lead pastor, board of elders, and ultimately to God.
Dr. Charlie Whitlow
Pastor Mike Taylor
School Board President
Head of Upper School