Chesapeake Bay Academy is continuously monitoring and implementing CDC guidelines surrounding COVID-19. Based on recommendations by the AAP, our lower schoolers will be welcomed back to campus on Friday, Aug. 28th to start the school year. Our middle and upper schools will begin the year virtually and will transition back on campus once conditions allow. CLICK HEREto learn more about our Fall 2020 Opening Plan.
Celebrating 30 years as the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to empowering children who learn differently.
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.
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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
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
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
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
Posted by Head of School, Judy Jankowski, Ed.D, recognized for her work with learning disabled students. on Monday, February 29, 2016
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On Thursday, February 25th at the Bow Creek Recreation Center, Judy Jankowski, Ed.D., Head of School at Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA), was recognized for her outstanding work by Virginia Beach Mayor, William D. Sessoms, Jr., on behalf of the Mayor’s Committee for Person’s with Disabilities. Dr. Jankowski was nominated for the award by Robyn Iuliano, parent of CBA 2014 graduate Kyle Owens for “going the extra mile and bringing a breath of fresh air to Chesapeake Bay Academy... Read More
Three seniors from Chesapeake Bay Academy attended their very first college class this week. Thanks to our on-going partnership with Virginia Wesleyan College, Isaac Rubin, Michael Delianides and Patrick McKneely are currently taking “Intro to Business”. Students attend class twice weekly on the Wesleyan campus and receive VWC credit. These young men were all selected to participate based on their high academic achievement. Patrick and Michael have already been accepted and will be attending... Read More
Synnika Lofton, upper school literature teacher at CBA and nationally recognized writer, poet and recording artist, just published his newest book, “Run, Feed, Run”, a story of a zombie apocalypse that begins in Hampton Roads.
“I thought it would be really interesting to set up a zombie apocalypse that begins in the Hampton Roads area,” Lofton said.
The story begins when the main character is on his way to a restaurant in Virginia Beach.
“The next thing you know, the zombies are coming out... Read More
Lindsy Sexton, 11th grade student at Chesapeake Bay Academy, was just accepted into the Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Lindsy was 1 of 12 students chosen for this unique opportunity and also recently sold a piece of artwork at the Ocean View Art Show. Lindsy’s favorite medium to work in is photography and is very excited for this opportunity.
TAP students meet weekly at the museum where they gain hands-on work experience by meeting and working... Read More
Posted by MaryAnne Dukas Outdoor Learning Lab Dedication at Chesapeake Bay Academy on Friday, October 23, 2015
Families, friends, faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees gathered Thursday afternoon, October 15th to formally dedicate the new MaryAnne Dukas Outdoor Learning Lab. Mrs. Dukas was honored for her 19 years of leadership and service to Chesapeake Bay Academy. Mrs. Dukas served as the Head of School from 1994 until 2013.
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The ceremony included many stories and fond memories shared by long-time community members Stanley F. Baldwin, Board Chair, Dave Levin, M.D... Read More