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Christopher Academy
School Name:
Christopher Academy
Street Address:
3300 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Head of School:
Mrs. Miriam A. Terry
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
PK - 5
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Beth Lydon
Admissions Email:
6/26/2017 10:49:00 AM Nondenominational School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

The mission of Christopher Academy is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a stimulating environment that fosters a love of learning.

At Christopher Academy, the teaching philosophy is guided by several beliefs. These beliefs direct our goals, our actions, and our programs. We believe:

Students are eager to experience the sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes of the world surrounding them. Physical, social, intellectual and academic growth is stimulated by an environment rich in a variety of people, materials and experiences. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum gives students many opportunities to interact with others, explore real life materials, solve problems and express themselves creatively.

Students thrive in a caring, nurturing and safe learning environment. They feel safe to take risks as they strive to acquire new skills and build on previous experiences. As students meet with success, they can accept new learning challenges. Confident learners know with practice and assistance they will succeed.

Mission PageStudents become independent thinkers and workers as they acquire a strong foundation in both academic and life skills. Teachers are challenged to identify the unique strengths, interests, talents and needs of each student and to provide an environment in which every child may progress and flourish.

Students know they are valued. A positive learning environment supports development of good character and positive self-esteem. Students learn to value community and good citizenship as they share their learning experience with students and teachers of diverse backgrounds. Students are supported instructionally and emotionally while being challenged to achieve their fullest potential.

Students will strive to meet high expectations. We encourage them to do their best cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally. They respond by putting forth the energy and effort needed to succeed.

Students love to learn. Christopher Academy strives to constantly provide a developmentally appropriate environment for every child that will foster this desire to learn for a lifetime.

School Fast Facts:

Location:      3300 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703

Christopher Academy is located in the St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church with additional classrooms located next door at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Phone/Fax:        757-484-6776 Office;  757-484-6774 Fax

Grades:                  Preschool – 5th Grade

Established:      1970

Accreditation:   Christopher Academy is a nonsectarian, independent school accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).

School Colors:    Crimson & Gold

School Mascot:   Mouse & Lion (Chris)

School Motto:     Christopher Academy...fosters a love of learning.

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