Student Lifewith a Christian Emphasis
Big school experience in a small school environment.
We offer a variety of co-curricular and extra curricular activities, events, and programs both during and after school to help our students develop a strong sense of community and discover their unique ability to make a difference in it. Education is for life, and at VAA we desire to see our students prepare for their absolute best!
Unique to Virginia
Each week, all grade levels gathers for an age-appropriate chapel service. From 4th to 12th grade, students are learning what it means to worship within a community.
Weekly advisory groups give Upper School students the chance to discuss life issues with their peers. These small groups discuss bully prevention, life and academic goals, study habits, and diversity. They also do community service together and work on STEM project as a team.
Student council allows the Upper School student body to plan and run fundraisers and student life activities. They sponsor things like the homecoming game, dances, the faculty vs. student basketball game, and the upper school snack shack.
National Honor Society
Students eligible for membership in National Junior Honor Society meet regularly with an advisor and participate in community service opportunities.
Each quarter, Lower and Upper School students take a field trip, or invite a guest lecturer. From the Kennedy Center to the National Zoo, Gettysburg to New York City, real-life learning is part of our curriculum.
During the spring, Upper School students take a meaningful trip together. Whether it's Orlando, FL or Colonial Williamsburg, it's an important opportunity for students to learn in a new environment, as well as form bonds and relationships for years to come.
Beginning in Kindergarten, students are required to wear uniforms. In addition to the cost savings parents experience, it also fosters unity and focus among the students. Our required uniform provider is Flynn & O'Hara.
Before and After School Enrichment
B.A.S.E. Camp, which stands for Before and After School Enrichment, is a designed to be an inviting and nourishing alternative for students who need to be dropped off early or picked up late.
We provide B.A.S.E. Camp from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., giving parents the opportunity to commute to and from work.
Students have the opportunity to do their homework and engage in enrichment activities during Camp, interacting with peers and counselors. Some weekly activities include dance, chess, STEM, aviation, soccer, and karate.
Students also take part in community service activities, like sending letters to the troops, clothing drives, and visiting the elderly. Older students take monthly trips off campus.
What are students saying?
I love that they incorporate church with the school. I didn't know God before I came here.
Virginia Academy is teaching me about all these things, like science, history, drama ... I want to be an engineer when I grow up. It's helping me be ready for what's next.
Everyone is friendly and the teachers explain the questions to you if you don't actually know what the words mean.