Academy of Academic Excellence

2545 Gayton Center Rd
Henrico, VA 23233
Tel: (804)740-6500
Grades: PK - 5 | 40 students
The Academy of academic Excellence began with a vision of a small schoolhouse environment that encompassed a tremendous wealth of learning strategies for Kindergartners to third graders.
AAE still maintains this vision today.
With a low student to teacher ratio, the school seeks to identify and cater to the learning style of each student.
Parents are gladly received as engaged participants in this customized learning process.
The world is our class room.
Math, reading, history, science, arts, music, physical education, and technology are not learned in isolation, but are fully integrated in the AAE curriculum.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 5
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Academy of Academic Excellence Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms on Tues. Thurs, T.shirt on Fridays)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,750
Admissions Director Mrs. Rita Busch

School Notes:

  • "Intelligence is not what you know but what you do when you don't know" - Albert einstein articulated this many years ago, and his timeless observation best describes the formula for the educational paradigm utilized by the Academy of Academic Excellence(AAE) today.
  • AAE enrolls students from Kindergarten through third grade. In order to provide students with a balanced education, Mrs. Rita Busch, owner and dean of the school, has created a curriculum that incorporates the most exemplary principles from a variety of programs in public and private education.
  • AAE is committed to providing a learning environment that:
    • encourages curiosity, li>supports thinking "outside the box", li>promotes creativity in art and writing, li>exposes children to unique, new ideas, li>rewards good citizenship, li>teaches leadership and problem-solving skills, and, li>helps develop an insatiable love of learning.
  • AAE seeks to delicately weave all the educational areas together by joining master atisans, students, faculty, family and the community with the unique vision of the school. AAE embraces cultural diversity and celebrates its many international and multi-faith students by sharing in learning about their heritage, customs and traditions.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Steward School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lapetite Academy-church (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chesterbrook Academy (1.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Henrico
    Grades: 5 | 2 students
    0.5 miles
    12484 Church Road
    Henrico, VA 23233
    (804)360-4994
    0.55
    2
  • Henrico
    Chesterbrook Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 80 students
    1.3 miles
    2920 Pump Road
    Henrico, VA 23233
    (804)360-4141
    1.3PK-K
    80
  • Richmond
    Goddard School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 120 students
    1.5 miles
    12400 Three Chopt Rd
    Richmond, VA 23233
    (804)360-8282
    1.5PK-KG
    120
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-12 | 583 students
    1.6 miles
    11600 Gayton Rd
    Richmond, VA 23238
    (804)740-3394
    1.6PK-12
    583
  • Henrico
    Hallmark Youthcare Richmond
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 47 students
    2.1 miles
    12800 West Creek Pkwy
    Henrico, VA 23238
    (804)784-2200
    2.16-12
    47

School Reviews

As a parent of a 5 yr old attending this school, I could not be happier. The teachers at this school know how to motivate, stimulate and challenge the kids. The kids are exposed to languages, art, music, yoga, and they tailor the lessons to each kids ability. Kudos to the awesome teachers at AAE.
- Posted by Parent, 06/20/12

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