Dominion Academy

5601 Chamberlayne Road,
Richmond, VA, 23227-0804
Tel: (804)266-9012
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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
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 72%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Dominion Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
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 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Joshua Lutz
Admissions Associate Faith Thomas

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoftballBasketballSoftball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The New Community School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The New Community School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Burning Bush Dc & Learning Center (1.4 miles away)
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  • Richmond The New Community School
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    4211 Hermitage Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23227
    (804)266-2494
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    1.1  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Richmond
    Burning Bush Dc & Learning Center
    (Nonsectarians)
    5237 Wilkinson Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23227
    (804)321-6022
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.4  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Richmond
    Faith Life Academy
    (Christian)
    420 Oronoco Ave
    Richmond , VA , 23222
    (804)321-1333
    (Christian)
    1.6  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  K-3
  • Richmond
    Dooley School    
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    8000 Brook Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23227
    (804)553-3291
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1.9  mi  |  82  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Richmond
    All Saints Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3418 Noble Ave
    Richmond , VA , 23222
    (804)329-7524
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.9  mi  |  151  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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