KEYS Academy - Charlottesville

CharlottesvilleKEYS Academy Charlottesville is a Private Day School licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to serve Special Education students in grades K through 12. We are located at 3020 Fontaine Ave Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Our Phone number is 434-995-5810. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 434-995-5768. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Janna Kincaid

Contact Director

August 2018,

I can’t believe that our 6-week ESY program has already ended, and our new school year is beginning!  Our theme this year for ESY was Perspective Taking. It was exciting to watch the students gain the skills that will help them to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity in friendships, interpret and react to non-verbal cues, predict other people’s reactions to one’s own social behavior, and increase self-awareness of interaction skills. We were able to take the students on many field trips this summer where they were able to put their new-found perspective taking skills to the test…they did amazing! 

On the days we weren’t out and about on a field trip, the students sharpened their academic skills by learning fractions while cooking (they had to really double and triple those recipes so that they could share with everyone), reenacted history through putting on plays, created new endings to well known fairly tales. The science experiments we integrated while learning about solids, liquids, and gasses were hands on and very messy, smelly, gooey, and fun.   It was so fascinating to watch the students learn, grow, and work successfully together in groups this summer! 

I very much look forward to the start of the Fall semester and working with each of these students on their continued journey to their Big Life!! 

Janna Kincaid, Director

School News

On December 2017, KEYS Academy-Charlottesville received word that they have been granted accreditation status through VAISEF, Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities. This is a 5 year accreditation period. KEYS Academy-Charlottesville is also licensed through the VDOE. Congratulations, staff, on a job well done!

Important Dates

  • August 20thMeet the teacher from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • August 22ndFirst day of school
  • September 3rdSchool Holiday
  • September 21stProfessional Development - no school for students