Chesapeake Academy announces admissions deadlines for 2018-19

Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington, recently announced fall early admissions for the 2018 academic session will end November 1.

“Chesapeake Academy seeks to enroll students who are committed to learning, who demonstrate strong character and are well-rounded with varied interests and talents, and who are excited about becoming part of a close-knit community,” said admissions director Hilary Scott.

“We look for students who are interested in developing themselves to the fullest through academic challenge, athletic competition and artistic exploration,” said Scott.

“We are always looking for ways to make the admission process simple, straightforward and well-supported,” she said. “Applicants are on the road to joining the vibrant learning community at Chesapeake Academy and we want them well-informed and cared for from the very beginning.”

To streamline the process and to help interested families plan proactively for their child’s education, Chesapeake Academy is shifting admissions deadlines, adding two new admissions plans. Applications submitted for the early decision fall deadline of November 1 will be processed with a decision offered by December.

Regular decision applications for the spring deadline of March 1, 2018, will be offered a decision by the end of March.

Chesapeake Academy will continue to accept rolling admissions applications submitted after March 1, 2018, considering those applications as space permits.  Mid-year applications also are considered in classes with room.

“Careful consideration is given to creating effective learning communities and although Chesapeake Academy does not have a designated class size, we focus on keeping the teacher to student ratio optimal,” said Scott.

Families wishing to seek financial assistance consideration are urged to apply earlier as the greatest funds are available at that time. Need-based financial assistance is offered as a grant by Chesapeake Academy used to offset tuition that doesn’t have to be paid back. Financial assistance is given to families who demonstrate financial need which is defined by the difference between a family’s resources and a child’s educational expenses.

A standardized and very confidential approach is used to determine this need and grants are awarded on an annual basis, said Scott. The school’s annual budget accommodates a designated amount of financial assistance.

Chesapeake Academy offers an accredited, independent pre-kindergarten 3 and 4 through eighth grade curriculum. To schedule a tour, contact Scott, 438-5575, or visit Chesapeakeacademy.org. to explore the school’s program. To request a brochure packet, Chesapeake Academy offers online inquiry, complete the form on the website.


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