Foster Forge School

Why Foster Forge School?​ Foster Forge is an innovative independent school in Crozet/Charlottesville, Virginia, for students, grades 2-8, who have learning differences that have caused them to fall behind in reading and math and lose self-confidence as a result of previous school experiences.
Foster Forge strives to support its students to develop skills that will lead them to be academically successful while enriching their self-esteem.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Grades OfferedGrades 2-8
Year Founded2021

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size6 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,750
Admissions DirectorAlyson Wood

School Notes

  • Foster Forge meets students at their individual starting points, creating a “learning ladder”,  a curriculum designed to support their specific learning needs while also offering appropriate challenges and ways to showcase individual strengths. 
  • Student affinities will be highlighted through collaborative endeavors including community service and care of our natural environment that enrich our school and larger community. “Team classes” consist of no more than 6 students per teacher for two 35 minute periods of Language Arts throughout the day and then move among various classrooms and settings in mixed groupings for their other classes. 
  • Our teachers at Foster Forge are experienced professionals with backgrounds in working with learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia as well as ADD and executive function or processing challenges. Our programs incorporate practices for reducing inattention, boosting working and long-term memory, strengthening phonemic and language structure awareness, and developing connections to concepts rather than rote memorization. 
  • We build upon students’ strengths and passions in order to foster success, community cohesion, and an intrinsic desire to learn. Daily activities such as cursive writing and phonics strengthen or forge the skills necessary to address learning needs and to provide future success in a traditional school or work environment. 
  • Two of Foster Forge's integral programs to help students understand their ability to affect change and to be positive in the face of challenges are Path Ways and All A We. These programs involve outdoor and nature based activities as well as agricultural studies including gardening and animal husbandry, hiking, environmental studies, crafting with natural materials, woodworking, art and music and cultural and service immersion experiences. 
  • At Foster Forge School, Students climb, both literally and figuratively, to new heights. 

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Foster Forge School is Miller School Of Albemarle (4.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Afton Christian School (7.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 8-12 | 169 students
    4 miles
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 823-4805
    4 8-12
  • Afton
    Grades: PK-12 | 65 students
    7.4 miles
    9357 Critzers Shop Road
    Afton, VA 22920
    (540) 456-6853
    7.4 PK-12
  • Afton
    Grades: PK-8 | 119 students
    8.1 miles
    221 Mickens Road
    Afton, VA 22920
    (540) 456-8450
    8.1 PK-8
  • Charlottesville
    Regents School of Charlottesville
    Regents School of Charlottesville Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 199 students
    8.1 miles
    200 Bob Finley Way
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 293-0633
    8.1 K-12
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-K | 42 students
    9.5 miles
    1034 Reservoir Rd
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 977-0583
    9.5 PK-K

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,910 for elementary schools and $17,146 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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