Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Chesapeake Academy. The admission process is designed to create a partnership with parents from the very first conversation.  Chesapeake Academy offers an 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.  We welcome applicants in their earliest years, during lower school, and even to have a stand-alone middle school experience.

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: to schedule a tour.

We look forward to sharing Chesapeake Academy with you!

Sonja Smith
Director of Admission

Chesapeake Academy Online Application Process

Application Deadlines:  For your convenience Chesapeake Academy offers an online application process and two application deadlines.

  • Early Decision Fall Deadline for 2023-2024 – November 1, 2022:  Applications submitted by this date are processed with an admission decision offered by December 15, 2022.
  • Late Decision Spring Deadline – March 1, 2023:  Applications submitted after November 1, 2022 and before the spring deadline, will be processed yet an admission decision will not be offered until the end of March 2023.
  • Rolling Deadline Applications submitted after March 1, 2023 will be processed and given consideration as space permits.
  • Mid-Year Applications – Chesapeake Academy does consider applications for mid-year enrollment.

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 of the application and will then partner with parents to ensure all steps of the process are met.

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 required. 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 file.

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: Upon acceptance, Chesapeake Academy issues a continuous enrollment contract to the parents. Once parents opt-in and make deposit of $500.00, a spot is reserved for the new student. Should a family seek consideration for financial assistance, this option will be selected and documents will be submitted by the March 1 deadline for the next school  year. Tuition is due by July 1st of the entering academic year, and payment plans are available for your convenience. Mid-year enrollment is considered as space allows. For families considering enrolling during the school year, 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.

Contact Sonja Smith, Director of Admission today!