"The beginning is the most important part of the work." -- Plato

How We Started

Good things are often born of struggle, and our school is no different.  In late 2009, a group of parents concerned about the emphasis in the public schools began meeting to discuss starting a charter school that would emphasize traditional content that was taught using research-based curricula.  Our group continued to meet for the remainder of the year, and then in early 2010 we announced our intention to create the Frederick Classical Charter School.  The application for the charter school was submitted to the Board in the summer of 2010.  After several years of hurdles, in April 2012 the Board of Education approved our school to open in August 2013.  The exhausting years of effort and the many sacrifices made by our founding families inspired our motto--Nil Sine Magno Labore--nothing without great labor.


Nil Sine Magno Labore - The School Song

Our music teacher, Lori Bowers, wrote our school song. Here is the audio of a student performance of our school song from October 2013.

School Interest and Information Nights

Throughout the school year, FCCS holds meetings for potential students and parents to introduce them to the classical model of instruction and explain the enrollment process.  For more information about enrollment and upcoming Information Nights, visit the Prospective Families webpage.

School Location

8445 Spires Way, Suite CC
Frederick, MD 21701

Directions: From Route 15 North, take exit 17 and bear right.   You will pass Wegman's on your left and then will pass a Burger King on your right.  Keep going until you get to Monocacy Blvd and take a right onto it. Take a left onto Progress Drive and then a right onto Helix Way. Spires Way is the next street. The entrance is the one closest to the flagpole.


Contact Us

Phone: (240) 236-1200
Fax: (240) 236-1201