History

In October of 1989, Chesapeake Bay Academy was founded by a group of parents who were committed to creating a learning environment where their children would be known, appreciated, and most of all, understood. At our original location in Norfolk, Virginia, we passionately pursued the philosophy that relationships among children, parents, faculty, and staff are at the heart of teaching and learning.

CBA moved in 1993 from our original location to classroom space in the Heritage United Methodist Church on Baker Road. We went on to receive accreditation by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), and finally settled in our 50,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art home in Virginia Beach in 2000. We currently educate one of the most diverse student populations in Southeast Virginia, have served thousands of families, and graduated fifteen classes from the 12th grade. In 2010, we launched the Dominion Education Center to provide supplemental services to families throughout Hampton Roads.

While we will continue to grow, we maintain our commitment to that philosophy that inspired our founders. Each year we celebrate as our capable, creative students grow and maximize their potential under the guidance of families, faculty, and staff.

 
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