Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Chesapeake Academy. CA is a nurturing environment in which children are able to 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:

  • Committed to learning
  • Of strong character
  • Well-rounded, with varied interests and talents
  • Excited about becoming part of a close-knit community
  • Interested in developing themselves to the fullest through academic challenge, athletics competition, and artistic exploration

To learn more about Chesapeake Academy, please submit the Request for Information. Once this form is received, a brochure will be provided to you. After you have reviewed the brochure packet, we invite you to schedule a tour of the campus so you may see, firsthand, the Chesapeake Academy experience in motion. Please contact the Office of Admission at 804.438.5575 or via email: hscott@chesapeakeacademy.org to schedule a tour.

We look forward to sharing Chesapeake Academy with you!

Hilary Scott
Director of Admission

Chesapeake Academy Online Application Process

Year Round – Admission Inquiry: Please contact the Office of Admission to request a brochure and/or to schedule a tour. Interested parents may reach Hilary Scott, Director of Admission, at 804-438-5575 or via e-mail, hscott@chesapeakeacademy.org.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis; please submit paperwork prior to March 7, 2018. Should your family wish to consider financial assistance, Chesapeake Academy encourages parents to submit their application early.

Application: To begin the process, parents submit an online application along with a non-refundable $75.00 application fee. The Admission Office will be notified upon submission and will then communicate with parents to ensure all steps of the process are met in a timely fashion.

Records: Records 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 which your child has attended is needed for review. Parents will download the Records Release Form from the online application and submit the signed form to their child’s school. Records will be sent directly to Chesapeake Academy.

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 will electronically submit the recommendation form to their child’s teacher from the online application. Once completed, the form will be submitted to the Office of Admission through the online application by the teacher.

Supporting Documents: A copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and a health physical form are required for the application process.

School Visit: Applicants will spend a portion of or full-day at Chesapeake Academy depending on age and grade. 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.

Admission Assessments: Admission assessments for all applicants in grades Kindergarten through Eight are required, and support proper connection to Chesapeake 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.).

Enrollment: The Admission Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, including applications for mid-year enrollment. Upon acceptance, Chesapeake Academy issues an enrollment contract to the parents or legal guardian. A signed enrollment contract, accompanied by a 10% deposit reserves a spot 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.

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 Chesapeake Academy to ensure a timely admission decision when appropriate.