Northstar Academy

  • Northstar Academy, a private, nonprofit K-12 day school located in central Virginia, serves students with a broad range of disabilities.
  • It is a place where discovery lies in unlocking hidden potential.
  • Our curriculum is founded on the Virginia SOLs, with modifications provided to meet the learning needs of our students.
  • Our focus on literacy using the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process is achieving great results.
  • Our classrooms and students are equipped with state-of-the-art technology which allows simultaneous participation and engages all students in active learning.
  • In our effort to educate the whole child, we offer all inclusive extra-curricular activities including an array of clubs and sports opportunities, an amazing fine arts program, customized social skills instruction specifically designed for our student population and a strong transition program for upper school students which focuses on independent living skills, employment and/or post-secondary education.
  • We invite you to visit Northstar, and discover our potential to open your child`s future.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students82 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Northstar Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki Pants with polo type shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,000
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions DirectorCindy Culley

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, SoccerBasketballCheering,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Gaming, Tennis, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Northstar Academy, a private, nonprofit K-12 day school located in central Virginia, serves students with a broad range of disabilities.
  • It is a place where discovery lies in unlocking hidden potential.
  • Our curriculum is founded on the Virginia SOLs, with modifications provided to meet the learning needs of our students.
  • Our focus on literacy using the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process is achieving great results.
  • Our classrooms and students are equipped with state-of-the-art technology which allows simultaneous participation and engages all students in active learning.
  • In our effort to educate the whole child, we offer all inclusive extra-curricular activities including an array of clubs and sports opportunities, an amazing fine arts program, customized social skills instruction specifically designed for our student population and a strong transition program for upper school students which focuses on independent living skills, employment and/or post-secondary education.
  • We invite you to visit Northstar, and discover our potential to open your child`s future.

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