Chesapeake Bay Academy is unlike any other school in the Hampton Roads area. Here, all members of our community are valued as individuals and appreciated for the unique gifts they bring. Nothing is standardized here, beginning with our mission.
The mission of Chesapeake Bay Academy is to educate students with an academic program individualized to address their learning differences, and to empower our students with the skills and confidence for success in higher education, careers and life.
Individualization is key to supporting our students’ success at CBA. Each child has an Individualized Instructional Plan (IIP) based on her or his strengths and challenges. The student’s learning style is factored into the development of the IIP, as well as her or his cognitive and social skill levels. The IIP is a living document, updated whenever the student’s needs change.
Ultimately, it is the educators who bring the student’s IIP to life. Highly skilled teachers with empathy and understanding of their students’ needs and motivations provide our students with just the right level of support. At the same time, our teachers maintain high academic standards. Maintaining that delicate balance requires sensitive and caring educators.
At CBA, we also individualize the curriculum for each student. Curriculum differentiation allows us to offer a program designed and delivered to address each student at their own level and in their own time. A wide variety of technological tools help us to maintain this personalized academic approach.
Every facet of our program encourages our students to reach their highest potential. For students who want to pursue a career in computer programming or multimedia, our technology labs feature the latest in web and graphic design, computer game design and animation, and networking and programming. If a student has a passion for the arts, our studio classes allow her to indulge and experiment in every discipline – drawing, painting, collage, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and more. And students who want to express themselves through music can start with music appreciation classes and continue on to our instrumental music program. Through all of these programs, we find ways to celebrate individual effort and promote cooperative achievement.
Our commitment to offering a well-rounded education includes the body as well as the mind. At Chesapeake Bay Academy we also understand that sports help nurture a student’s sense of self-esteem and develop collaborative skills. Our students are encouraged to participate in sports programs, no matter their skill level. Our regulation gymnasium is the ideal venue for our boys’ and girls’ basketball and volleyball teams, while our soccer field is full of activity during the warmer months.
From the moment you enter Chesapeake Bay Academy you’ll notice a difference between CBA and traditional school environments. We designed our 50,000-square-foot building to be a state-of-the-art haven for our students to learn and grow. Every aspect of our facility has been thoughtfully designed with our students’ specific needs in mind. From special non-flickering bulbs and oversized windows, to carpeted flooring and sound absorbing acoustical ceiling tile; from top to bottom our classrooms are comfortable and inviting spaces for our exceptional learners.
We invite you to join us for a tour and learn more about our programs, our faculty, our families and our facility. We know that you and your family will feel as comfortable and safe here as we do. It’s all part of the Chesapeake Bay Academy experience.