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.

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Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Special Education
Year Founded
1992
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
67%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Mandatory Uniform - Polo Shirt (grey, green, or blue), black pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Associate
Katherine Cooper

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Culinary Arts

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Woodshop

Recreational Athletic Programs:
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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