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Consider Referring a Family You Serve to Chesapeake Bay Academy

Dana Calo, director of enrollment management
Dana Calo
Assistant Head of School
Director of Enrollment Management

Families you believe would thrive at CBA are one call away from finding their unique solutions.  Our admission staff are ready to discuss each child’s path to develop to their full potential.

Contact Dana Calo at, or call (757) 497-6200 to find out how to refer a potential family.

The application process at Chesapeake Bay Academy is designed to address all aspects of a child’s development. In order to determine fit, we review both the needs of the student and the resources available to meet those needs. Like every facet of a CBA education, the admission process is an individualized experience that thoughtfully considers how we can best serve the student and their family.

Learn more about our Application Process.

Who We Serve
Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving student with a variety of learning differences including:

  • dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
  • language-based learning challenges
  • auditory processing deficits
  • fine motor dysfunction
  • developmental delays
  • other health impairments
  • twice exceptional learners (2e)
  • high-functioning autism

CBA is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to operate as a private day school for students with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Developmental Delays (DD), Speech and Language Impairments (SLI), Autism (AUT) and Other Health Impairments (OHI) and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).

Chesapeake Bay Academy does not have a therapeutic component and cannot accept students with behavior disorders, nor students with intellectual disabilities. The application process is very thorough to ensure that our students are well served by the curriculum and services available here.

Learn more about our Application Process.