Chesapeake Academy's mission: to inspire each student to approach learning with curiosity and creativity, pursue excellence in all endeavors, and act with integrity -so each can make our community and world a better place.
to Chesapeake Academy!
invite you to explore our website and schedule a visit to our campus,
uniquely situated on Carter's Creek off the Rappahannock River.
Academy is truly a dynamic learning environment, one in which
creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication are
the hallmarks of the educational experience. Our instructional
approach is centered on the philosophy that students best engage in
their learning environment when they have the opportunity to apply
their knowledge in different ways, solve authentic problems, and
communicate their ideas and strategies. Project based learning
connects Chesapeake Academy students to real world problems, big
ideas, and professionals working in the field. Learning at
Chesapeake Academy is differentiated to best target student skill
development and meet individual student's needs.
technology applications, as well as classical visual and performing
arts encourage self-discovery and creative expression. Athletics
develops both personal fitness and sportsmanship through a variety of
team and individual sports and after-school activities. Every middle
school student participates (by choice) on our athletic teams –
Osprey spirit is second to none!
take learning out of the classroom, whether outside on our own nine
acre campus, in our own community, or beyond. Our campus includes a
Certified Schoolyard Habitat on our Nature Trail and an outdoor
classroom that spans the wetlands of Carter's Creek. Our students
raise oysters in a nearby area and work with local organizations on
solving environment and economic questions relevant to our area. The
Northern Neck is rich in historical significance as well, and
students use local resources to understand current issues. Students
apply knowledge in larger trips to local waterways, the Chesapeake
Bay, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington, DC, and the Florida Keys.
Chesapeake Academy students are on the road!
interconnectedness of students, parents, and teachers help create
effective partnerships in which students take more and more
responsibility for their own independent learning. Chesapeake
Academy is a place where character values are essential to the
learning environment, and nurtured in with age appropriate
expectations for empathy, responsibility, respect, and consideration
of others. Our faculty members know each student and each student
knows one another. Leadership opportunities abound as students
develop skills to share ideas and listen to others. This is a
community where older students help younger ones, where trust among
students is a given, and where we share a common purpose of
maintaining a safe, supportive, and kind school.
you visit campus, you will find that Chesapeake Academy offers
an engaging and nurturing program led by a top notch faculty who
brings joy and curiosity to each classroom every day. It will not
surprise you that Chesapeake Academy has been voted the #1
independent school in Eastern Virginia for multiple years. I am
confident a tour of campus will make you want to go back to school
Chesapeake Academy...Small School. Huge Classroom.
Head of School