Applying to Chesapeake Academy
Chesapeake Academy is an extremely nurturing environment in which children can build confidence, achieve academic excellence, develop a connection with their community, and be a part of a family environment that allows them to grow into capable and kind individuals ready for success in secondary school and life beyond.
Chesapeake Academy seeks to enroll students who are:
I invite you to schedule a tour of the campus so you and your child may see, firsthand, the Chesapeake Academy experience in motion. Please call 804-438-5575 with any questions or to arrange for a tour. Appointments are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Thank you for your interest in Chesapeake Academy.
Hilary Scott, Director of Admission
Chesapeake Academy Admission Process
Application: Parents submit a completed Application for Admission and Student Records Release Form, along with a non-refundable $50.00 application fee. Parents sign the Recommendation form and Chesapeake Academy then submits it to the child’s present school.
Transcripts: Transcripts are required for all students entering Kindergarten through Eight Grade. For those applicants interested in Pre-K 3 & 4, any documentation from a preschool program that your child(ren) has/have attended is needed for review.
Recommendations: Confidential teacher recommendations are required for students applying for Grades One through Eight. If applicable, Pre-K 3 & 4 or Kindergarten applicants must submit a recommendation form from the program teacher or director. Parents request the recommendation form be completed by their child's teacher and provide this individual with a stamped envelope addressed to the Office of Admission at Chesapeake Academy so this form may be returned confidentially and promptly.
Admission Assessments: Admission assessments for all applicants in grades Kindergarten through Eight are required, and support proper connection to the Academy’s curriculum and programs. An assessment for Kindergarten involves readiness skills, while an evaluation for Grades One through Eight includes math and language arts (spelling, reading comprehension, grammar, etc.).
School Visit: Students applying for admission and their parents/guardians are expected to visit Chesapeake Academy for a meeting with the Director of Admission, a campus tour, and, when possible, spend a few moments with the Head of School, as part of the application process. Applicants for Pre-K 3 & 4, 20 minute visit; Kindergarten, 1/2 day; Grades One through Eight, full day. Admission assessments will be scheduled during this visit.
Pre-K 3 & 4 Applicants: Applicants must be three-years-old, and potty-trained, by September 30th.
Waiting Pool: Some grade levels will at times be at a maximum enrollment, and therefore, applicants for these grades may be placed in a waiting pool. It is important for applicants to complete all aspects of the admissions process for the Academy to ensure a timely admissions decision when appropriate.
Enrollment: The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, including applications for mid-year enrollment. Upon acceptance, the Academy issues an enrollment agreement to the parents or legal guardian. A signed enrollment agreement, accompanied by a 10% financial commitment reserves a place for the student. The balance of tuition is due by July 1st of the entering academic year, and payment plans are available for your convenience. Mid-year enrollees are asked to have the balance of tuition paid prior to the first day of enrollment. There is an additional $300 mid-year enrollment fee.