Chesapeake Bay Academy admits students in Grades 1-12 who may not have been successful in traditional lecture-style learning institutions due to learning and attention disorders such as dyslexia, auditory processing difficulties, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD. Typically, CBA students possess average or better cognitive skills, as evidenced by previous standardized assessments.
Students in Grades 1-12 may apply. Applicants to the Lower School must turn seven years old before December 31 of the year they matriculate.
The admission process begins with a visit to our school that includes a tour. During the visit, families receive a packet containing all required application materials.
Parents of all applicants must complete the Admissions Application and submit the non-refundable $50.00 application fee. The Student Recommendation Form must be completed by a current teacher and should be mailed directly to the CBA Admissions office. A Transcript Request/Release Form should be signed by the parent and turned back in to CBA to be submitted to the student’s current school.
The admission procedure for the Chesapeake Bay Academy also requires a psycho-educational evaluation. The evaluation enables the CBA Admissions Committee to determine the appropriateness of our program for your child. This assessment must be done by a qualified professional within two years of application to CBA. The assessment must include detailed subtests of the following:
- Cognitive testing
- Achievement testing
- Psycho-social evaluation
Following a comprehensive review of the student's file, the Chesapeake Bay Academy Admissions Committee will make an enrollment determination based upon Chesapeake Bay Academy's ability to meet your child's needs.
Chesapeake Bay Academy admits students and employs persons of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, age (if 40 or older), and marital status in administration of its personnel policies, admission policies, financial aid, or athletic and other school administered programs.
Chesapeake Bay Academy practices rolling admissions and processes admissions applications throughout the year. It is recommended that a student apply the prior year as available spaces are limited.