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Enrichment, Homeschool & Virtual Learning Guide

Your guide to local resources for educating your kids in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania!

By Jenny Sites August 6, 2020


This Guide lists local businesses who provide services, classes, programs, tutoring, lessons, etc. that can be used for enrichment classes, homeschooling families and other local families who are looking to help their children broaden their education while also virtually learning.

Please click on the Business name to be directed to their website.








The Good Shepherd Preschool
2221 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA
(540) 371-7662
preschool@highway.org

The Good Shepherd Preschool’s newly offered student day care program is intended to provide families with a safe and supportive option for their students in grades K-5. The full-day program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both three-day-a-week and five-day-a-week options are available.

Students will be able to access on-site Wi-Fi using their laptops or Chromebooks to do their schoolwork. Day care staff will be available to assist students with their assignments and provide additional programmed activities for the students during the day.

Additional services offered by The Good Shepherd Preschool and Day Care include before-school care from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and after-school care from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for both preschoolers and students in grades K-5.









M&S Studio of the Performing Arts
1498 Central Park Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-785-6772

9-Week Semester (August 17 - October 2, 2020)

Children will continue their virtual learning with their assigned school teachers. Depending on each school, children will be divided into groups to match their age and leaning hours. If they are in the AM group they will do their homework and have their free time in the afternoon. For those in the PM group will work on their homework and do other activities in the morning. 

After students have completed their school work, they will have the artistic outlet to do what young artists love to do, take Acting, Dance and Music lessons. The performing arts classes are being held daily from  3:45 - 4:45.

Classes include: Dance and Movement, Drama, Music and Production.

All students will work on a play or musical production that they will perform at the end of the semester.













REACH Homeschool Group
35451 Wilderness Shores Way,
Locust Grove, VA 22508
540-287-9202
rhsgwanda11@comcast.net

REACH is a large and very active group with members all over VA, MD and DC.  We average 30-80 events per month.  We have activities for students of all ages.  We offer classes, workshops, fieldtrips, clubs, contests, Honor Society, dances (Homecoming, Winter dance and Prom), Prek & K and Senior Graduation, 5th & 8th Grade ceremonies, yearbooks, JR & SR Beta Club, art, cooking, Great Wolf Lodge and so much more.   Once you are a member of the group you will be added to our Facebook group page - REACH Homeschool 2020-21 - for more info contact rhsgwanda11@comcast.net on how to join REACH.





O.W.L. Educational Services
info@owleducationalservices.com
804-818-6628

* In-Home & Online Tutoring (K-12; adult)
* Offerings include Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies &  World Languages
* Our Wisdom Leads Academy (online school for grades 6-12)
* Academic and College Consulting







National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
1.877.653.1775

You can take the virtual tour here.

*The museum is currently closed. Please check the website for future offerings.




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Christian Heritage Home Educators (CHHE)







Tim Bray's Guitar Potential
2105 Idlewild Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-9265
tim@guitarpotential.com


Friendly, personalized private guitar lessons taught locally since 1993. Beautiful, updated studio with comfortable waiting area conveniently located within the Idlewild community.  
Winner: 2020's "Best in the 'burg" Best Music School.








The Happy Piano
1 Towne Centre Blvd.
Suite 5750
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
540-419-5198
thehappypianostudio@outlook.com

At The Happy Piano, we are proud to teach individuals of all abilities. We believe anyone can learn anything when given an environment of kindness and care. The Happy Piano is a full service fine arts studio. Class offerings include: piano, voice, guitar, drums, bass guitar, musical theater, dance, and art.





FAYM - Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians
540-846-8436
FAYMdirector@gmail.com

Music classes for homeschoolers and other students without school music options in Fall 2020. Beginning Piano, Beginning Guitar, Recorder, Elementary Music, General Music, Music Theory, Music History, Conducting, Chorus, Band, Strings. Ages 5-18.










The Music Studio
77 Bells Hill Road, Stafford Va 22554
(540) 659-0506
themusicstudio@aol.com

Lessons Kids Love. Practice Made Easy. Music lessons should be a treasured experience that only gets better with time! In our unique accelerated program, students enjoy their lessons, and love music, while developing the reading, practicing, and performance skills necessary for them to become independent, fluent musicians. Lessons and ensemble opportunities are offered in Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp; as well as Percussion, Woodwind, and Brass instruments. Beginning through Advanced levels; ages 5 through Adult. We offer both in-studio and online "virtual" instruction.










Bill Carroll Foundation, Inc.
43 Town and Country Drive. #119-80,
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
540-412-7527
bill@billcarrollfoundation.org

The Bill Carroll Foundation inspires artistic expression and advances cultural literacy. The Foundation honors America's rich, diverse, creative musical & visual talent along with its' heritage through active community engagement, creating scholarships & programs, teaching all ages the Arts from the business side to the production and performance aspect to creating hands-on participation in the Visual and Performing Arts. We offer our programs and instruction to anyone who has a passion for the Arts including anyone with disabilities on the Autism Spectrum, but not limited to, with our SEN (Special Education Needs) programs & classes. We offer Music Therapy with our SEN Teachers through our partnerships with key educational and music organizations. They say strength comes in numbers. Ours comes in numbers and a deep passion of the Arts. We call this "Education Through Imagination".



Notable Instruction
Visit our website for class details.







Umbiance Center for the Performing Arts
25 Centreport Pkwy Unit 105
571-423-9041
Info@Umbiancedance.com

Offering Home School Dance / Evening & Weekend Classes (Ballet, African, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre/ Acting, Adult Hip Hop Bootcamp/ Jazz/ Tap






Stafford Dance Company
Visit our website for class details.





The Dance Box
10230 Kings Hwy.
King George, VA 22485

550-370-8719
thedanceboxkg@gmail.com

King George’s Premier Dance Studio. Inspiring you to find the Dancer within while achieving the virtue of excellence through dance! Ballet School offering all styles of dance classes for everyone in person and online. 



Avery Ballet
Visit our website for class details.


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Virtuous Dance Center







(540) 809-9121
stephcox.art@gmail.com


The Art Cart-Mobile Art Studio LLC is a Children's Art Studio that was created to bring art to where the children are.
As a result of COVID-19, we are offering Pre-recorded art classes, Live, virtual art classes and In person, Outdoor art classes, following all CDC guidelines. We also offer 1 time workshops and parties in our virtual and outdoor format. Whether you are home-schooling, distance learning or looking for an extracurricular activity, we have a fun and inclusive art program for your Pre-K through 8th grade students. Here are just a few examples: Art and Literature, The Art of Fashion Design, Art History - Prehistoric to Present, and Animals of the World. The elements of art and principals of design are taught within every topic.





14511 Spring Mill Road
Fredericksburg VA 22406
571-283-8507

  • Horse back riding lessons
  • Trail Rides
  • Camps










Little Fish Swimming
(540) 785-2222
info@littlefishswimming.com

6301 Campus Drive,
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
&
1600 Mine Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554

We are so thankful to have won Best of the Burg 2020 for "Best Place to Take Swim Lessons" We work toward providing a Best Lessons Experience to our families year round, but in response to the adjusted school schedule we have added a couple of great options for your swimmer during the day:

Thursday Mornings 
9AM - 12PM
We have also have a half hour option once a week on Thursday mornings in our Fredericksburg location only.

We hope these help provide some consistency and physical activity for our swimmers and families during this time!

Click here to register.  See you at the pool!





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Master Y.J. Kim's Martial Arts Center

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Stafford Youth Football, Inc

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Aikido in Fredericksburg



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