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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Academy is pleased to announce that philanthropist Jane P. Batten recently donated $150,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Academy $3M TRANSFORMATION Comprehensive Campaign. Her generous gift will be applied towards CBA’s financial aid assistance program. “Mrs. Batten, who is noted throughout the region for her dedication to education-related causes, has clearly stated her concern for our youth and the quality of education they receive”, said Dr. Judy Jankowski, CBA Head of School.  “Her... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
CBA welcomed Dr. Christina (Tina) Hebert to the team in August of 2016 as our new Middle School Language Arts Teacher & Reading Specialist.  Dr. Hebert is a Certified Reading Specialist with Master's degrees both in Special Education and Administration, as well as a Ph.D. in Literacy Leadership. She is also a nationally board certified teacher.  Since her start at CBA, in addition to teaching language arts classes, she has worked one-on-one with Braden, a 9th grade student with profound... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016
Miles Zugelder, 12th grader at Chesapeake Bay Academy, is the second CBA student to graduate from the eXcel Leadership Academy. The eXcel Leadership Academy is a LEAD Hampton Roads youth program that connects high school juniors and seniors to community, business and government leaders preparing the participants for future leadership positions in the Hampton Roads region. Students were offered first-hand insights related to leadership and important economic, political and social issues in the... Read More
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Academy is proud to announce that six faculty members have completed the Special Education Master's Program at Regent University.  Congratulations to Andrea Frazer, music teacher and band director, Andy Harris, upper school art, digital design and videography teacher, Liana Nobre, 5th grade teacher, Kris Rossi, Director of Lower School, Eva Seijo, upper school math teacher, and April Suratos, middle school social studies teacher. Thanks to a continued partnership with Regent... Read More
Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016
After a rigorous application process, CBA will receive a matching-grant to expand the MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program & Makerspace initiative. The 2-to-1 match will generate $150,000 to support the continued development of the program. The Edward E. Ford Foundation is a prestigious national granting organization that specifically supports programs developed by members belonging to the National Association of Independent Schools.  John C. Gulla, Executive Director of the foundation,... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016
We are proud to announce that the Virginia Association of Independent Schools recently elected Dr. Jankowski to serve on the Board of Trustees. Board members act as ambassadors across the state and are responsible for the strategic planning of the Association. Dr. J will begin her first, 3-year term this July. Click here for more CBA news...
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA) is proud to announce fifth grade student, Ian Malapira, has earned acceptance into the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Kemps Landing/Old Donation Center Gifted Program for the 2016-17 school year.  Every year, hundreds of students from both Virginia Beach public and area private schools compete for a very limited number of seats in this self-contained program for intellectually gifted students. “The move is bittersweet,” said Ian’s mother, Iola Lazaro-Malapira... Read More
Posted on 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... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016
First Wesleyan, then, the World. Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA) Seniors Michael Delianides, Patrick McKneely and Isaac Rubin dominated last week at Virginia Wesleyan College’s (VWC) Marlin Prestige Shark Tank as the overall first-place winners. Their team, “Reel Bait”, paired the boys with three other VWC students in the Intro to Business course that CBA students are dually enrolled in as part of a new strategic partnership between VWC and CBA. Team “Reel Bait” competed against five other teams... Read More
Posted by (for a day) on Thursday, April 21, 2016
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, Chesapeake Bay Academy announced Jonathon Geoghegan as their new Head of School (for a day).  Mr. Geoghegan is currently in the 9th grade and was appointed to the position in response to his family being the winning bidders of the live item at this year’s annual auction.  As ruler of the CBA kingdom for the day, Mr. Geoghegan lead an administrative team meeting, declared a casual dress day for his division and learned about the finer points of... Read More