Chesapeake Bay Academy

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.
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.
  • Educating bright kids with learning differences in Hampton Roads for over 27 years. 6-1 Student-Teacher Ratio Individualized Instruction Plans Multisensory Instruction & Project-based Learning Self-Advocacy Skills Intramural Athletics Visual & Performing Arts MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program Learn more by scheduling a tour - call 757.497.6200 or register online at

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Twice Exceptional, 2e, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, developmental delay, high-functioning autism, specific learning differences, and other learning differences.
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 108 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Chesapeake Bay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1035
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and polos)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Dana Calo
Admissions Associate Sharon Sharp


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballBowling,
Cross CountrySoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Hurrah Players Band, Hurrah Players,

School Notes

  • Bright Kids. Better Fit.
  • At Chesapeake Bay Academy, we understand that our students are bright kids who need a better academic fit. Traditional teaching methods and classroom environments are unable to provide the level of support that allows these bright kids to reach their academic potential.  For 25 years, Chesapeake Bay Academy has been transforming the lives of children and their families.  As the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to educating bright students who have difficulty learning and achieving in traditional lecture-style educational environments, we specialize in educating children with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other learning differences.
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