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2022 Family Favorites Winners: Activities & Lessons

Activities and lessons are at the heart of a fun, imaginative childhood. In Fredericksburg, we have everything from martial arts and yoga to art, music and theatre lessons. Below are your 2022 Activities & Lessons winners.

Private School

WINNER: Saint Patrick Catholic School

Founded in 1990, Saint Patrick Catholic School is a coeducational school for children in kindergarten through grade eight. We create an educational experience committed to developing scholarship, spirituality and service.

Top Picks

  • Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Preschool
  • Hazelwild Country Day Preschool
  • Fredericksburg Christian School
  • Holy Cross Preschool at St. Mary’s

Preschool

WINNER: Fredericksburg Cooperative Preschool Inc.

Fredericksburg Cooperative Preschool (FPI) is the area’s only cooperative preschool! At FPI, we believe that children learn through play. Teachers and parents work together to create an early school experience in which a child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth can flourish. Learn more at fpionline.org.

Top Picks

  • Fredericksburg Christian School
  • Brompton Community School
  • Fredericksburg Academy
  • Holy Cross Academy

Child Care Centers

WINNER: Kids’ Station

Kids’ Station powered by KinderCare provides high-quality early childcare education for children 6 weeks to 12 years old to Mary Washington Hospital and University employees and families in the community.

Top Picks

  • The Good Shepherd Preschool and Day Care
  • Saint Patrick Catholic School
  • Rappahannock Area YMCA

5th Place Tie

  • Minnieland Academy
  • The Goddard School of Fredericksburg
  • The Merit School at the Castle

Dance Studios

WINNER: Fredericksburg Ballet Centre

FBC’s mission is to provide a carefully planned environment where students can pursue their personal dance goals under the guidance of highly-trained professionals.

Top Picks

  • Creative Movement
  • Regan Mason Haley Dance Company

Day Camp

TIE WINNER: Fredericksburg Parks and Rec

Get out and play with us! Offering sports, camps, events, recreation and nature programs. Come explore our 21 outdoor spaces, including walking trails and playgrounds. FXBGparks.com. 540-372-1086

TIE WINNER: Master Y.J. Kim’s Martial Arts Center

We want to give a huge thank you to our community, especially our Taekwondo Family, for your continued support. You are the reason we do what we do!

Top Picks

  • Fredericksburg Academy
  • Rappahannock Area YMCA
  • CYT Fredericksburg
  • Staff ord County Parks and Rec

4th Place Tie

  • Avery Ballet
  • CYT Fredericksburg

Art Classes

WINNER: LibertyTown Arts Workshop

Liberty Town is the largest art gallery and working artist studio in Fredericksburg! With 60 artists, we have classes in drawing, painting, watercolor, clay, fiber arts, glass and multimedia!

Top Picks

  • Art Time 4 Kids
  • Figure 8 Ink Studios
  • Pots & Palettes
  • Board & Brush Creative Studio

Gymnastics

WINNER: Paragon Gym for Kids

Paragon Gym For Kids offers gymnastics classes to children of all ages, ninja classes for boys and girls, tumbling and trampoline classes, boys and girls competitive gymnastics team, birthday parties, open gym, summer camps, field trips and homeschool open gym.

Top Picks

  • Stafford Gymnastics and Recreation Center
  • Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation
  • Massad Family YMCA
  • The Gymnastics Barn

Music Lessons

WINNER: The Music Studio

There’s a way to play, practice and perform BETTER than with traditional lessons. Learn the secret to making amazing progress, sticking with it and becoming great at playing music! TheMusicStudio.net.

Top Picks

  • Zachary Ware Percussion Lessons

3rd Place Tie

  • Harmony Kids
  • Yamaha Music School
  • Yssa Music (formerly Happy Piano)

Martial Arts

WINNER: Master Y.J. Kim’s Martial Arts Center

We are honored to have been voted the 1st place winner of the Family Favorite Award in two different categories for several years. We want to give a huge thank you to our community, especially our Taekwondo family for your continued support.

Top Picks

  • Jett Martial Arts
  • Rock Solid Martial Arts & Fitness
  • Mountain Kim Martial Arts

5th Place Tie

  • Majest Martial Arts
  • Wall 2 Wall Martial Arts

Acting/Theatre Classes

WINNER: Christian Youth Theater

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) of Fredericksburg is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4 —18. CYT has been providing classes, camps and on-stage opportunities for students in our area for over 15 years.

Top Picks

  • STEP VA
  • Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
  • Stage Door Productions
  • Hazelwild Farm Educational Foundation

Tutoring

WINNER: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

As your partner in education, Central Rappahannock Regional Library supports you and your students’ academic needs by providing live online tutoring powered by brainfuse HelpNow, available 7 days a week, 2:00—11:00 p.m. On-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation, writing assistance and services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English. No appointment necessary!

Top Picks

  • Parrish Learning Zone
  • Mathnasium
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Learning Enhancement Centers

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