Chesapeake Bay Academy

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Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #1 - As an integral part of the curriculum, music is introduced through general music classes to students in kindergarten and continues through grade 9. Music history and theory are supplemented by work with small instruments and vocal training. By grade 6, students have the opportunity to take part in our band program.
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Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #1 - As an integral part of the curriculum, music is introduced through general music classes to students in kindergarten and continues through grade 9. Music history and theory are supplemented by work with small instruments and vocal training. By grade 6, students have the opportunity to take part in our band program.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #2 - Over the past 10 years, 85% of CBA graduates have gone on to pursue higher education at two-and four-year colleges and universities, locally and across the country. The remaining 15% of alumni have chosen careers in both the civilian and military workforces, many through CBA?'s School-to-Work program. Graduates receive a standard private school diploma and leave ready for success, academically
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #3 - Team sports are an essential part of a well-rounded educational program. Participation in athletics nurtures confidence and develops collaborative skills that are important to a child's future. At CBA we encourage all of our students to participate in athletics, no matter the student's skill level.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #4 - The MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program, now in its 3rd year, is a hands-on curriculum that fosters student motivation and engagement, as well as engaging kids in a variety of hands-on skillsets. Students in the program build their knowledge in science, math, technology and business while embracing the core competencies of design thinking connected to the 6 C's of 21st Century
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #5 - Middle and upper school students are now learning important life skills as part of our new Family Consumer Science program. Kids engage in hands-on, multisensory activities as they learn the finer points of cooking, nutrition and food safety in our new CBA Food Lab. In addition to familiarity with the culinary arts, the curriculum provides experience in organizing a home, designing a budget, and managing relationships and resources to achieve an optimal quality of life.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #6 - CBA takes a holistic approach to preparing our students for success in life by incorporating mindfulness into our curriculum. In addition to mindfulness, students benefit from instruction in yoga as part of our physical education and wellness curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to further develop their social skills through regular work with our school counselor.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #7 - Children who are intellectually gifted with a learning difference thrive at Chesapeake Bay Academy. Our unique approach to curriculum provides 2e children with the rigorous academic challenges their minds need in a non-traditional classroom environment that positively channels their individual learning styles. By developing each student’s instruction plan (IIP) on and individual basis, 2e children work at grade levels varied by discipline and advance at a pace suitable to them.
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students with a variety of learning differences..

Upcoming Events and News

  • Dominion Energy Awards Environmental Stewardship Grant to Chesapeake Bay Academy - 06/05/2018 - Chesapeake Bay Academy  is pleased to announce that Dominion Energy, through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, has awarded CBA a grant of $4,500 in support of their new project, Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Ste...more
  • William W. King Selected as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - 11/20/2017 - Congratulations to William W. King, Board Trustee, for being selected as this year`s "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Hampton Roads Chapter.  Mr. King is well known throughout the community for his volunt...more
  • Kindness Rock Project - 11/09/2017 - Middle school students at CBA are participating in the Kindness Rock Project (link is external), a national art project created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks. Mrs. Margaret Meyers,...more
  • April Suratos selected as Teacher of the Year - 11/09/2017 - Congratulations to Ms. April Suratos, middle school teacher, for being selected as Chesapeake Bay Academy's "Teacher of the Year" by our division directors and Dr. Jankowski. Each year, Regent University and the School of Education honor local teachers by host...more

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, language-based learning challenges, auditory processing deficits, fine motor dysfunction, developmental delays, other health impairments, twice exceptional learners (2e), high-functioning autism
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,100
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer Learning, Intensive Reading and STEM Maker Camp available. Full and half day options - pricing varies.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeChesapeake Bay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican Government, American Literature, Biology, British Literature, Chemistry, Physics, United States History, World History: Eastern Hemisphere, World Literature
Average SAT score1035
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and polos)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,450
Tuition NotesLS - $$22,450 MS - $25,600 US - $25,600
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDana Calo
Admissions AssociateSharon Sharp

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryPaddle Tennis,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run

School Notes

Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students with a variety of learning differences.  
  • 80% of our Faculty have Graduate Degrees
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Personalized Instruction Plans
  • Multisensory Instruction & Project-based Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program
  • Advanced Scholars Program

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  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 176 students
    9.1 miles
    1537 Laskin Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757)428-7534
    9.1 PK-12
    176
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    8.3 miles
    1320 Mill Dam Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    (757)481-2446
    8.3 PK-12
    974
  • Norfolk
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    Grades: 1-11 | 53 students
    1.5 miles
    443 Kempsville Rd
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757)455-6134
    1.5 1-11
    53
  • Newport News
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    Grades: 1-11 | 38 students
    14.9 miles
    2000 27th St
    Newport News, VA 23607
    (757)247-0039
    14.9 1-11
    38
  • Norfolk
    Grades: PK-12 | 701 students
    6.1 miles
    7336 Granby St
    Norfolk, VA 23505
    (757)480-1495
    6.1 PK-12
    701

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