Chesapeake Bay Academy

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Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #1 - Empowering children who learn differently for over 30 years.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #2 - The MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program is a hands-on curriculum that fosters student motivation and engagement, as well as exposing kids in a variety of hands-on skillsets. MAKE CBA focuses on developing in our students the skillsets associated with a true 21st Century Education: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Connectivity, Cosmopolitanism
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #3 - The Creative Arts Program encourages our students to imagine, create and explore. Students indulge and experiment across a variety of media that promotes creativity through the expression of their unique vision. Our art teachers approach the learning experience with the same passion and commitment found throughout our school, inspiring students to seek their own artistic path.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #4 - Students engage in hands-on, multisensory activities as they learn the finer points of cooking, nutrition and food safety in our Consumer Science Program. In addition to familiarity with the culinary arts, students learn important life skills with the curriculum providing experience in organizing a home, and designing a budget to achieve an optimal quality of life.
Chesapeake Bay Academy Photo #5 - CBA`s athletic and extra-curricular programs incorporates the development of our students` physical, social and cognitive growth. Student athletes are exposed to individual and collective learning experiences designed to expand their skillsets, both as athletes and individuals.
For 35 years Chesapeake Bay Academy has been empowering students grades 1-12 with a variety of learning differences including: 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

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 108 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,450
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, 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 Founded
1989
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
108 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Chesapeake Bay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size
6 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government, American Literature, Biology, British Literature, Chemistry, Physics, United States History, World History: Eastern Hemisphere, World Literature
Average SAT score
1035
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants and polos

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Lower School (K - 5) - $26,450 Middle School (6 - 8) - $27,080 Upper School (9 - 12) - $28,875
Summer Program Cost
$2,700
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Learning, Intensive Reading and Intensive Math Programs available. Full and half-day options - pricing varies. Virtual options also available.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Margaret Meyers
Admissions Associate
Nicole Hagan
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

Empowering children who learn differently for 35 years.
  • Individualized Instruction Plans
  • 6:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • Multisensory Curriculum & Project-BasedLearning
  • 86% of Faculty have Graduate Degrees
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Executive Functioning
  • Visual & PerformingArts*
  • Consumer Science Program & Food Lab
  • MAKE CBA EntrepreneurshipProgram
  • Advanced Scholars Program
  • Athletics & Extracurriculars
Enrollment at Chesapeake Bay Academy occurs on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Chesapeake Bay Academy cost?
Chesapeake Bay Academy's tuition is approximately $26,450 for private students and $2,700 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Chesapeake Bay Academy?
The acceptance rate of Chesapeake Bay Academy is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 83%. Chesapeake Bay Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Virginia with low acceptance rates.
Does Chesapeake Bay Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Chesapeake Bay Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Chesapeake Bay Academy offer?
Chesapeake Bay Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: E-sports, Martial Arts and Soccer.
What is Chesapeake Bay Academy's ranking?
Chesapeake Bay Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Chesapeake Bay Academy?
The application deadline for Chesapeake Bay Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My review is 3 of 5 starts but the program will not allow for modifying the quantity. CBA could be a great school but is just good as it currently stands in 2023. The teachers have plenty of patience which is important given the student population however special ed expertise should be required since many students need specialized learning, aka experimenting with known or new techniques, to determine how each best intake information. A former special ed teacher who was going to great lengths with trial and error to determine how best some students will learn was told that CBA does not experiment. I was appalled at such a statement especially knowing our former public school sped teacher always experimented to find the right fit, yet CBA is an "individualized" program. We have been in many situations where the director has asked us for guidance and suggestions regarding situations we have brought to their attention about our child's academics. They should have been easily remedied by a professional CBA, not by the parent who is paying an exorbitant amount of money to this specialized school that promotes their experience at individualized teaching. I could go on...
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5  
The best school in the state of Virginia. The instructors are not called teachers, but advocates for the students. CBA has reinvented the classroom by cultivating an understanding of both ethical and moral communication.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 108 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,450
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia Beach, VA is $11,849 for elementary schools and $14,814 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia Beach, VA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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