Chesapeake Academy

107 Steamboat Road, PO Box 8,
Irvington, VA, 22480-0224
Tel: (804)438-5575
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, moral, 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1889

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Chesapeake Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 3%
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 $5,325 Grades Kindergarten through Four $9425 Grades Five through Eight $9,490
% on Financial Aid 39%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,580
Acceptance Rate 1%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Hilary Scott

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 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, Forensics, 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, Forensics, 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.

Nearby 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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  • Kilmarnock The Northern Neck Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Po Box 1003
    Kilmarnock , VA , 22482
    (804)435-3503
    Montessori School
    4.6  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  K-2
  • Christchurch Christchurch School
    (Episcopal)
    49 Seahorse Lane
    Christchurch , VA , 23031
    (804)758-2306
    (Episcopal)
    7.7  mi  |  210  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Gloucester Gloucester Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Po Box 1510
    Gloucester , VA , 23061
    (804)693-6455
    Montessori School
    10.5  mi  |  23  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Gloucester
    Majesty Christian Academy
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Baptist)
    10487 Harcum Rd
    Gloucester , VA , 23061
    (804)694-5258
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Baptist)
    11.3  mi  |  29  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Gloucester
    Ware Academy    
    7936 John Clayton Memorial Highway
    Gloucester , VA , 23061
    (804)693-3825
    16.8  mi  |  162  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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