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

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

The Spring semester and third quarter of the school year have started with tremendous momentum for our students here at KEYS Academy – Culpeper as they look to build on a very successful Fall semester. Our teachers and paraprofessionals have been diligently working with those middle and high school students who will be taking the writing SOL in early/mid March. They have worked on the steps to the writing process as well as practiced using correct grammar/punctation, which are both vital components of the writing SOL.

Our high school students have also began taking the classroom portion of the Drivers Education course that is required before they can obtain a VA drivers permit. We have completed 10 of the required 36 hours thus far and will be completing the remaining hours by April 12, 2019. The effort and enthusiasm for Drivers Education has been commendable thus far and has led to high quality work during the course.

Our theme for this quarter is “Dignity.” KEYS Academy teachers and staff are teaching our students what it means to be dignified in their actions and behaviors and how they can maintain their dignity even in moments of distress. Students are continuing to receive daily instruction on dignity through our KEYS and Social Thinking curriculum.

Lastly, we are proud to announce that KEYS Academy – Culpeper is licensed to operate through October 31, 2021 based on our most recent triennial re-licensure review from the Virginia Department of Education.


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

  • March 14End of 3rd Grading Period
  • March 15No school for students – Teacher Workday
  • March 18Begin 4th Grading Period
  • April 22-26No school for students and staff – Spring Break
  • May 17Eastern View High School (Evening)
  • May 18Culpeper County High School (Morning)
  • May 24Early Dismissal (1:30pm)
  • May 27No school for students and staff – Memorial Day
  • May 28Early Dismissal (1:30pm)
  • May 29Early Dismissal (1:30pm)/Last Day of School
  • June 10Extended School Year (ESY) begins