KEYS Academy - Caroline

CarolineKEYS Academy-Caroline 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 8051 Prosperity Way, Suite 200, Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Our Phone number is 804-867-2657. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 804-589-0433. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Charlene Gray

Contact Director

Dear KEYS Academy-Caroline Families,

It is so exciting to be starting our second year of KEYS Academy-Caroline. We are excited to serve students from a variety of school divisions in the central Virginia area. We will continue to offer the blended learning model that our other three KEYS Academy schools offer [an integration of the KEYS for a Big Life curriculum with the Social Thinking curriculum].

KEYS Academy-Caroline will continue to strictly follow all COVID procedures to ensure that your student has a safe and secure environment to access the curriculum and focus on their social/emotional well-being. We will be following all CDC and VDOE guidelines, including having all students, staff, and visitors continue to wear masks in our buildings. We also ask each parent to go through the student daily health screening checklists before sending your child to school each morning, and calling the Directors immediately if there are any health concerns.

We continue to offer 5 days/week in-person learning, as well as a hybrid or all-virtual model, if needed. Our school hours will be 8:30-2:30 pm this school year for students.

I look forward to serving your child at KEYS Academy-Caroline for the 2021-2022 school year!


Charlene Gray, Director

School News

For the 2021-22 school year, students and staff will be in the building for in-person learning Monday through Friday (5 days a week). Virtual learning is still available for students if needed due to quarantine or other health conditions. Our school day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

Important Dates

  • August 9thFirst day of School
  • September 6thLabor Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • October 14thEnd of 1st Quarter
  • November 2ndStaff PD day (no school for students)
  • November 24-26Fall break (no school for students and staff)