The Faison School

  • The Faison Center gives children and adults with autism and related challenges the best opportunity to live rich and fulfilling lives.
  • The Faison Center's unique life-span model provides Central Virginia with its primary source of world class services for those with autism and their families.
  • From early intervention to adult care, we are committed to improving the lives of the individuals we serve.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAutism
Year Founded1999
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students161 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Faison School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • At the Faison Center, our mission is clear - to give children and adults with autism and related challenges the best opportunity to improve their life`s journey through evidence-based practice. Our mission across the lifespan is accomplished through specific programs designed to meet the needs of families at different points in their lives: the Faison School, the Faison Behavioral Health Clinic, and Faison Adult Services.
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School Reviews

Faison is Wonderful. My son loves coming to Faison each day. Every employee that we have seen at Faison is committed to the students and teaching them LIFESKILLS and hands on experience and "LIVING LIFE".FAISON has changed our lives. The location offers the students the opportunity to go out into the community and practice everyday situations. I can't say enough good things about about Faison. FAISON IS PART OF OUR FAMILY and that's how they treat the students, like Family.
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