KEYS Academy - Culpeper

CulpeperKEYS Academy Culpeper 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 14095 Lovers Lane, Culpeper,VA 22701. Our Phone number is 540-827-4042. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 540-827-4607. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Stefan Orange

Contact Director

First Quarter Director’s Wrap-Up: 2018-2019 School Year,

The 2018-2019 school year began with our staff focused on the academic, emotional, and behavioral needs of our students. Students have been responsive thus far and have been able to make solid progress both academically and behaviorally to start this new school year. We have also placed an emphasis on KEY #1 (Who Matters). The Who Matters key is vital to our KEYS program as it is the first of seven keys that we utilize in effort to help our students understand that they matter and that they are worthy of living a big life!

Additionally, KEYS Academy – Culpeper students and staff have worked diligently throughout this first quarter of the school year in preparation for our triennial re-licensure review from the Virginia Department of Education. We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a 3 year license renewal!

“Power of the Group” has been the school-wide theme this year and KEYS staff is continuing to promote and encourage expected and age-appropriate group behaviors across all environments during the day. Our hope is that with explicit instruction and guided practice in group situations our students will be able to independently maintain appropriate group discussions, behaviors, and interactions.


Stefan Orange, Director

School News

On December 2017, KEYS Academy-Culpeper 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-Culpeper is also licensed through the VDOE. Congratulations, staff, on a job well done!

Important Dates

  • November 21-23Thanksgiving Holiday - No school for students and staff
  • December 21End of 2nd grading period. Early Dismissal (1:30)
  • December 22-January 2Winter Break. No school for students or staff.
  • January 3Teacher Workday. No school for students
  • January 4Professional Development Day All Staff. No school for students.
  • January 7Start of 2nd semester.