Chesapeake Academy

107 Steamboat Road, PO Box 8
Irvington, VA 22480-0224
Tel: (804)438-5575
Grades: PK-8 | 111 students
Chesapeake Academy is an independent, coeducational day school serving a diverse population of Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 years through Eighth Grade students in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia.
The school prepares each student for their future academic, ethical, social, and physical endeavors in an intellectually challenging environment with a unique curriculum grounded in a nurturing, family-oriented atmosphere.
The Academy prepares each student for their secondary school of choice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1889

Student Body

Total Students 111 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Chesapeake Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Chesapeake Academy students follow both a casual dress code as well as a formal dress code for certain days of the school year.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 $5,850 Grades Kindergarten through Four $10,295 Grades Five through Eight $10,870
Admissions Director Hilary Scott


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 8th grade week-long field study trip in South Florida (Seacamp), Blue/White Intramural Competitions, Community Service, Drama, Early Childhood Enrichment Series, Field Trips, Middle School Inward Bound, Music/Chorus/Instrumental Instruction, Osprey Chorus, Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS), Student Council, Tone Chime Choir, Yearbook Drama, Field Trips, Osprey Chorus, Yearbook, 8th grade week-long field study trip in South Florida (Seacamp),
Blue/White Intramural Competitions,
Community Service,
Early Childhood Enrichment Series,
Middle School Inward Bound,
Music/Chorus/Instrumental Instruction,
Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS),
Student Council,
Tone Chime Choir,

School Notes:

  • When choosing the right educational environment to meet the needs of your child(ren), keep in mind the caliber of students that attend Chesapeake Academy. These students are: Committed to learning; Eager to meet new people; Of strong ethical character; Well-rounded, with varied interests and talents; Excited about becoming part of a close-knit community; and, Interested in developing themselves to the fullest through academic challenge, athletic competition, and artistic exploration.

Profile last updated: 10/01/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Christchurch School (7.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Northern Neck Montessori School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gloucester Montessori School (10.5 miles away)
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    Po Box 1003
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    7.7 miles
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    10.5 miles
    Po Box 1510
    Gloucester, VA 23061
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    16.8 miles
    7936 John Clayton Memorial Hwy
    Gloucester, VA 23061

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