Educational Development Center

Tel: (804)228-2600
  • The GEARA Philosophy of Education... ...Encompasses a method that is founded upon strong behavioral support and student accountability.
  • It is based on a holistic approach to education that provides the foundation for success and survival in every aspect of a child`s life.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpecial Education

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Mandatory Uniform - Polo Shirt (grey, green, or blue), black pants)

Finances and Admission

Admissions DirectorAnn Sodat-Hanford
Admissions AssociateKatherine Cooper

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, SwimmingBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSwimming,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Culinary Arts, Health and Hospitality, Woodshop Culinary Arts, Woodshop, Health and Hospitality,

School Notes

  • Since 1992 The Educational Development Center`s Therapeutic Day School, under the management of GEARA Group Inc., has provided educational alternatives for emotionally and or socially challenged students, students with learning disabilities and those coping with autism. Its programmatic goal is to produce individuals that are capable of functioning in today`s society as independently and productively as their potential permits. Serving ages five to twenty-two, grades K through 12, EDC is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. EDC`s programs are staffed with a behavioral intervention team, as well as individual and group therapist to aid students.  EDC Experiential Vocational Program: Hotel and Hospitality Services Home Health Care Carpentry Culinary Arts Laundry Service Vehicle Maintenance Green Cleaning Services EDC Curriculum: Mathematics Science History Health Physical Education Computer Science Language Arts 
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