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Board of Trustees Announces Major Milestone in Capital Campaign

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Campaign donations are ensuring a bright future for Chesapeake Bay Academy!

As one of the country’s most admired and effective schools for children who learn differently, Chesapeake Bay Academy is a true asset to the Hampton Roads community.  While Southeastern Virginia’s population continues to grow, so does the population of children who need CBA’s expertise, services and programs.

The Transformation Campaign will strengthen foundational aspects of the school’s operations: faculty professional development, facilities and security improvements, financial assistance and endowment. 

Driven by a strategic vision for the future, the Campaign is designed to support the exceptional students and faculty of CBA while integrating innovative programming and technology.

“Reaching 60% of our $3 million campaign goal is a major accomplishment and we feel strongly that through the tremendous generosity of the Hampton Roads community, the remaining $1.2M is within reach,” remarked Stanley F. Baldwin, Chair, CBA Board of Trustees. Campaign funds have already made a significant impact on the lives of our students.  The school has expanded arts programming and renovated the Commons to provide an exciting new performance venue.  The MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program & Makerspace has been added to the upper school offering students the opportunity to learn hands-on and participate in the exciting maker revolution.  Technology upgrades have provided expanded wireless connectivity while security updates and facilities renovations have increased the building’s sustainability and reduced our ecological footprint.  In addition, six faculty members are acquiring their Master’s degree in Special Education from Regent University thanks to a partnership funded by the Campaign.

The final phase of the Campaign will continue to focus on enhancing the educational experience for the next generation of students through new facilities and curriculum development.  Funds will make possible the update of classroom furnishings to create 21st century workspaces, professional development to facilitate the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn - and the purchase of additional computer hardware and software necessary to implement UDL.

Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only independent school exclusively serving students with learning differences in the Hampton Roads region.  Since 1989, CBA has transformed the lives of thousands of children and their families by providing an environment that fosters students’ intellectual, social, creative and physical potentials.

Click here to learn more about the Transformation Capital Campaign.