Dominion Academy

5601 Chamberlayne Road
Richmond, VA 23227-0804
Tel: (804)266-9012
Grades: 6-12 | 46 students
Dominion Academy is a therapeutic day school for children who are in need of a smaller school setting due to a lack of success in a large public school environment or who are otherwise in need of an alternative school setting.
Currently, all of the students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and are associated with a disability related to academics and or behavior.
Our goal is to provide a therapeutic setting in which our students can learn to identify the areas of weakness, strengthen them through staff support and return to public school if appropriate or to complete their education with us.
Our focus is both on behavior/emotional improvement and academic success. Students receive individual and group counseling throughout the week and older students receive vocational skills and career prepatory training.
Our behavioral system is based on Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, where a student is reinforced for exhibiting positive choices and redirected/retaught when negative choices occur.
We have a full time Behavior Specialist, full time Academic/Reading Interventionist, two full time social workers/therapists, a school psychologist, and teachers and staff who have experience in working with students with atypical needs.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Autism,Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia, Dyscalcula), Speech or Language Impairment

Student Body

Total Students 46 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Dominion Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 9 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Funding for Special Ed. students provided by CSA/FAPT
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Joshua Lutz
Admissions Associate Faith Thomas


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoftballBasketballSoftball,
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The average private school tuition in Richmond, VA is $10,869 for elementary schools and $16,454 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Richmond, VA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).