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Why We Give - Family Stories


We give because we understand the importance of a great education! Having a solid foundation at the start of the life long learning process is key to achieving any goal set in the future. CBA from our experience makes learning fruitful and the teachers are well tuned to each student learning needs. We love CJ’s teachers and we appreciate the genuine care they give to our most precious jewel.

- Robert, Tara, and Christina (CJ  - 2nd Grade)

By making a gift to CBA's Annual Fund, you support the entire CBA community.



Our daughter Mackenzie and is in the 7th grade. We have been part of the CBA family since she was in the 3rd grade. We love CBA and the opportunities it has afforded Mackenzie. We knew the second we walked in the front doors that this was her home. We give to afford others the same sense of homemade family.

- Mackenzie (7th grade), Elena, Anna, James, and Truman


Our son, Benny, came to CBA in 3rd grade. He struggled in the traditional public school setting and had difficulty socially. He walked through the front doors of CBA October 22, 2012 and never looked back. Benny is now in 10th grade and continues to thrive. Small class size, individualized instruction and emphasis on social-emotional learning sets CBA apart from any other school. We work as a team with teachers and staff with one goal in mind – Benny’s success. Our family gives to CBA because it has changed the trajectory of our son’s life and for that, we will be forever grateful.

- Jennifer, Mark, Alex and Benny (10th grade)


We give because we LOVE CBA and can't imagine a better education for our son! After an extremely tough kindergarten year at a local private school, we were lucky enough to find out about CBA! We took a tour, and it was love at first sight. We've been at CBA for 4 years, and we feel like if we could have created a school for Dean ourselves, it would be CBA. The school treats Dean as an individual, and while the education is impressive, the school's ability to assist students with other aspects of becoming good citizens is what we cherish most.

- Joyce, John, and Dean (4h grade)


You may recognize seeing me around CBA, but I'm not just the Director of Development...I'm also a parent! Our family's story is a familiar one. Dustin and I both were working full time and our son was struggling to succeed in a big classroom at a traditional school. While working at CBA, I saw the impact our teachers made each day with your students and knew that it was the place for Bryson. Fast forward a bit - he is thriving and learning! Our family gives to CBA because it has changed our lives and put Bryson on a path of roaring success.

- Cami, Dustin, Cari, and Bryson (4th grade)

If you prefer, your gift will also be gratefully received via mail:

Chesapeake Bay Academy
Annual Fund
821 Baker Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

For information on additional giving programs, please contact Cami Best-Jones, director of development, at 757.747.1637 or