Oak Valley Center

11230 Waples Mill Road, Ste. 100
Fairfax, VA 22030-0220
Tel: (703)591-1146
Grades: 2-12 | 75 students
Oak Valley Center is a structured therapeutic day school with positive behavior intervention supports, and a low teacher-to-student ratio.
 Oak Valley Center is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), and licensed to operate by the Virginia Board of Education as a Private Day School for students with disabilities. Oak Valley Center serves students ages 7-22, who are eligible to receive special education services under the classifications of Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional Disabilities (ED), Other Health Impairment (OHI), Multiple Disabilities (MD), and students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 2-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported All
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 75 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Oak Valley Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Students are placed by their local school district at no cost to the parents.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jaren Van Den Heuvel


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Dance, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Student Government Choir, Dance, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • Oak Valley Center staff include highly qualified licensed special education teachers, trained instructional assistants, licensed behavior specialists, and licensed clinical therapists.  Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy services are provided in accordance with the student's Individualized Education Program. Oak Valley Center's primary focus is on student academic achievement and personal growth through a rigorous program that strengthens each student's self-concept and develops pro-social skills.  Our goal is to help every student become a more confident learner and make a successful transition back to their least restrictive environment. Oak Valley Center's educational and counseling staff in partnership with the student (where appropriate) and their family, work with their Local Education Agency (LEA) and community professionals, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 to develop an Individualized Education Program designed to meet their academic, social/emotional and behavioral needs. Oak Valley Center's Behavior Management Program is a positive reinforcement program that encourages students to take responsibility and ownership of their actions, as they grow towards becoming self-sufficient and productive individuals.  Oak Valley Center's experienced licensed clinical therapists work with the student and their family to assist with crisis intervention, problem solving, collaboration and to provide reports on student progress.  Oak Valley Center presents a social skills curriculum in a group setting, introducing values such as honesty, conflict resolution, communication skills, problem solving, self-care, self-reliance, self-discipline and dependability.  Oak Valley Center's comprehensive academic instruction is designed to meet the expectations of the Virginia Standards of Learning and Common Core Standards.  Work readiness skills are taught in our Post-Graduation Skills class. Students graduating from Oak Valley Center receive a high school diploma issued by their LEA.  Virginia students can earn an Advanced Studies Diploma, Standard Diploma or a Modified Standard Diploma (Modified option is only available to students who entered the 9th grade for the first time before or during school year 2012-2013.) Extended School Year services are available by IEP approval.  Students attend school from 7:55 a.m. - 2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For students referred by their LEA, tuition and transportation costs are paid by the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families. 

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Kellar School of Inova Kellar Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Kellar School of Inova Kellar Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Boyd School (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairfax
    Grades: 3-12 | 33 students
    0.1 miles
    11204 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Fairfax
    Grades: K-12 | 97 students
    0.9 miles
    11000 Berry St
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Fairfax
    The Boyd School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 27 students
    1.1 miles
    3909 Oak Street
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Oakton
    Grades: PK-12 | 998 students
    1.1 miles
    3320 Jermantown Road
    Oakton, VA 22124
  • Fairfax
    Lee Highway KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.2 miles
    11723 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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The average private school tuition in Fairfax County, VA is $11,640 for elementary schools and $22,249 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfax County, VA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).