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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 122 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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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
7%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Chesapeake Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 122 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,978 for elementary schools and $16,685 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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