Hampton Roads School Fair

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Virginia Wesleyan University,
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk

We encourage your family to explore and connect with the VAIS-affiliated independent schools in Hampton Roads during this FREE one-day event. It’s a great opportunity to learn how an independent school offers strong academics, competitive athletics, leadership opportunities and more!

Representatives from participating infant through Grade 12 schools will be sharing their approaches to teaching and learning. Your family will have the opportunity to meet in person with multiple schools and gain a better sense that willgreat places for your child to thrive in school and beyond.

Workshops will be offered in parenting and investing as well!

The Independent School Fair is comprised of nine Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)-affiliated independent schools in Hampton Roads. For the first time, these schools are coming together to offer families a unique opportunity to learn about the schools in one convenient location.

Our schools are accredited through VAIS and many offer need-based financial assistance for our families.

Each school will have their admissions team on hand to answer your questions and help you navigate the admissions process at their schools.

Visitors will also be able to hear from area experts on multiple topics, including:

“Comfort and Challenge: The Key to Healthy Stress”
With parenting expert Michele Tryon, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Michele will speak at 10 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the

“How to Invest in Your Child’s Education from Independent
School to College”
With financial expert Cameron Miller, partner, The Opus Group
Cameron will speak at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.. There will be opportunity to ask questions following the

Fall is the perfect time to begin considering the educational options for your child’s upcoming school year, giving you plenty of time for exploration before enrollment contracts are issued. Unlike simply enrolling at public schools, independent schools require your family to tour our schools and apply to ensure you find the right fit for your family’s needs.

Learn how an independent school might be the right fit for your child and know the questions to ask as you navigate the many choices in Hampton Roads at the Independent School Fair. Participating schools include:

Chesapeake Bay Academy
Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 co-educational independent day school in Virginia Beach dedicated to serving students with a variety of learning differences.
Christopher Academy
Christopher Academy, founded in 1970, is an independent, nonsectarian school for preschool through fifth grade
students. We are located in Portsmouth, Virginia, and serve the Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk communities.
Young students come to us with a natural curiosity. Christopher Academy's program is designed to cultivate that
curiosity to foster a love of learning for a lifetime.
Friends School
Friends School is a small-by-design toddler thru eighth grade, co-educational independent day school in Virginia
Beach. Our curriculum emphasis is on knowledge, character and community development through experiential
hands-on and environmental learning opportunities.
Strelitz International Academy is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School for students 6 weeks through
Grade 5. Students experience a strong educational foundation, small class sizes and a warm nurturing environment
infused with Jewish learning and values. Unique highlights of our program include swimming, gardening, Hebrew
language, violin instruction and state-of-the-art science program. Graduates are prepared for future academic
success in middle school and beyond.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are challenged and guided to discover their individual talents. NSA offers opportunities for leadership, for experiential learning and for students to pursue ideas and interests that inspire them. Now enrolling Pre-Kindergarten (age two) - Grade 12. Visit our website to learn more, or call today to schedule a personal tour!
Norfolk Academy
Chartered in 1728, Norfolk Academy is a coeducational college preparatory school, where students in grades 1-12
develop into thoughtful, ethical leaders in a learning community shaped by the Honor System. Distinctive programs
include Engineering, Design, and Innovation in the Lower School; the Middle School Mini-mester; and the Batten
Leadership Program and Maymester for Upper School Students. Learn more at norfolkacademy.org.
Norfolk Christian School
Norfolk Christian School is a PK-12, college-preparatory Christian day school with three campuses in Norfolk and
Virginia Beach. A focus on critical thinking, citizenship and leadership, grounded in an unwavering Biblical worldview, forms the core of our classroom experience, as students are mentored to become the next generation of Christian leaders and servants.
Norfolk Collegiate
Norfolk Collegiate is a pre-K-12, co-educational independent day school in Norfolk that develops critical thinkers, doers and explorers through innovative, engaging instruction in an inclusive and supportive learning community. We provide a great education and an even better experience. 
Visit our website to learn more or call to schedule your personal tour!
The Williams School
The Williams School is a K-8, co-educational independent day school in Norfolk dedicated to raising children in an
environment committed to knowledge, intellectual curiosity, self-discipline, morality and compassion. Students at The Williams School enjoy a safe and nurturing academic home from which to explore challenging, dynamic educational

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