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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1889
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
122 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Chesapeake Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
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.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 $5,850 Grades Kindergarten through Four $10,295 Grades Five through Eight $10,870
Admissions Director
Hilary Scott

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Chesapeake Academy often compared to?
Chesapeake Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Ware Academy by visitors of our site.
What sports does Chesapeake Academy offer?
Chesapeake Academy offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Chesapeake Academy's ranking?
Chesapeake Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Chesapeake Academy?
The application deadline for Chesapeake Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,599 for elementary schools and $17,901 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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