Who We Serve

Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students grades 1-12 with a variety of learning differences including:

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

Beyond all of these labels, CBA students are capable young people who can find success in the classroom when they receive instruction in the way that they learn best.

CBA is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education 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).

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.


For over 30 years, Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA) has been transforming the lives of Hampton Roads children and their families. At CBA we embrace each child’s unique learning style, creating new, specialized pathways to academic and social success. By relieving the stress and frustration that often accompany academic struggle, CBA helps students develop into confident and enthusiastic learners. Our students flourish in a safe, supportive environment that encourages their intellectual, social, creative, physical and ethical growth.

Chesapeake Bay Academy is an invaluable resource to the Hampton Roads community, filling a critical need and providing essential services to intelligent children who struggle to learn in traditional school settings. CBA’s low student-to-teacher ratio, multisensory instruction and project-based curriculum offers our students the opportunity to develop a true love of learning. Small classrooms, Individualized Instruction Plans and caring, highly-trained teachers lay the foundation for programs designed to ensure the academic achievement of each student. CBA empowers students with tools for success in school and beyond. Graduates leave CBA with the skills, strategies and confidence necessary to realize their full potential.

Open Houses

On Campus: January 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Virtual: January 18th at 12:00 p.m.

Your child is unique, so are we: