Chesapeake Academy

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.

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Chesapeake Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1889
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Chesapeake Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(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 DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 $5,850 Grades Kindergarten through Four $10,295 Grades Five through Eight $10,870
Admissions DirectorHilary Scott


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, 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

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 Private Schools

The nearest high school to Chesapeake Academy is Christchurch School (7.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Gloucester Montessori School (10.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Christchurch
    Grades: 9-12 | 210 students
    7.7 miles
    49 Seahorse Lane
    Christchurch, VA 23031
    (804) 758-2306
    7.7 9-12
  • Gloucester
    Grades: PK-6 | 33 students
    10.5 miles
    8381 George Washington Memorial Highway
    Gloucester, VA 23061
    (804) 693-6455
    10.5 PK-6
  • Gloucester
    Grades: 1-8 | 100 students
    16.8 miles
    7936 John Clayton Memorial Hwy
    Gloucester, VA 23061
    (804) 693-3825
    16.8 1-8
  • Williamsburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 214 students
    27.1 miles
    101 School House Lane
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 220-1978
    27.1 PK-12
  • Bruington
    Grades: PK-8 | 165 students
    30.3 miles
    1657 Powcan Rd.
    Bruington, VA 23023
    (804) 443-3214
    30.3 PK-8

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,932 for elementary schools and $17,149 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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