Chesapeake Bay Academy

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 #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,
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
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students with a variety of learning differences.. Celebrating 30 years of serving students with: dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
  • ADD/ADHD  language-based learning disabilities  auditory processing deficits  fine motor dysfunction
  • developmental delays  other health impairments  twice exceptional learners (Gifted and LD)  high-functioning autism

Upcoming Events and News

  • Dr. Jankowski to Serve 2nd Term on VAIS Board - 04/16/2019 - We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jankowski has been appointed to serve a second term on the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) Board of Directors. Founded in 1973, ...moreVAIS is the leader in advancing and advocating for PK-12 independent school education in Virginia.
    "It is truly a privilege to serve with this outstanding group of thought leaders as we work to chart the course for 21st century, K-12 education across the Commonwealth and beyond." - Dr. J
  • CBA Selected as a Beneficiary of Priority Toyota Charity Bowl - 05/14/2019 - Chesapeake Bay Academy is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a beneficiary of the 2019 Priority Toyota Charity Bowl Football Game (link is external)! The 51st Annual ...morePriority Toyota Charity Bowl Football Game is taking place on Saturday, September 14th at S.B. Ballard Stadium. The celebrity flag football game which is played by local celebrities and politicians is a long standing tradition that has been going on for over 50 years.hide
  • LaTonya Hughes receives Regent University Outstanding Student Award - 05/17/2019 - CBA`s very own LaTonya Hughes, middle school PE and health teacher, was recently honored at her commencement from Regent University with the Outstanding Student Award from the Graduate College of ...moreEducation. hide
  • CBA selected as "School of Excellence" by NASET - 06/03/2019 - Chesapeake Bay Academy is proud to have been selected as a 2019-2020 "School of Excellence" by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). This is the third year in ...morea row the school has recieved the award. As the highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through the professional association, this honor is presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.hide

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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 Intensive Math Programs 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
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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 NotesLower School (K - 5) - $23,750 Middle School (6 - 8) - $24,350 Upper School (9 - 12) - $27,050
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDana Calo
Admissions AssociateSharon Sharp


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


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

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
  • Consumer Science Program & Food Lab
  • 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
    9.1 PK-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 974 students
    8.3 miles
    1320 Mill Dam Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    8.3 PK-12
  • Norfolk
    The Barry Robison Center
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 1-11 | 53 students
    1.5 miles
    443 Kempsville Rd
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    1.5 1-11
  • Newport News
    East End Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-11 | 38 students
    14.9 miles
    2000 27th St
    Newport News, VA 23607
    14.9 1-11
  • Norfolk
    Grades: PK-12 | 701 students
    6.1 miles
    7336 Granby St
    Norfolk, VA 23505
    6.1 PK-12

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