Chesapeake Bay Academy

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The Art Program encourages our students to imagine, create and explore. The program allows students to indulge and experiment across a variety of media and promotes creativity through the expression of a student?'s unique vision. Our art teachers approach the learning experience with the same passion and commitment found throughout our school.
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The Art Program encourages our students to imagine, create and explore. The program allows students to indulge and experiment across a variety of media and promotes creativity through the expression of a student?'s unique vision. Our art teachers approach the learning experience with the same passion and commitment found throughout our school.
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 7 students have the opportunity to take part in our band program, offering students the opportunity to participate in woodwind, brass or percussion lessons and allowing them to
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.
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
Our commitment to offering a well-rounded education includes the body as well as the mind. At Chesapeake Bay Academy we also understand that sports help nurture a student?'s sense of self-esteem and develop collaborative skills.
The mission of Chesapeake Bay Academy is to educate students with an academic program individualized to address their learning differences, and to empower our students with the skills and confidence forsuccess in higher education, careers and life.
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students with a variety of learning differences..

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
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

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeChesapeake Bay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size6 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 - $23,050 US - $25,600
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDana Calo
Admissions AssociateSharon Sharp

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Band

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.  
  • 86% of our Faculty have Graduate Degrees
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Personalized Instruction Plans
  • Multisensory Instruction & Project-based Learning
  • Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program
  • Advanced Scholars Program
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