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

Welcome Back 2021-22 School year

We are very pleased and excited to welcome back all of our KEYS Academy families to the 2021-2022 school year. This school year, students and staff will be in the building Monday through Friday (5 days a week). Our school day starts at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m.

For the safety of our students and staff, we are continuing COVID-19 protocols and requiring all students and staff to wear masks throughout the day. We will continue to follow all CDC guidelines and protocols to ensure safety. We ask that parents continue to perform daily health screenings each morning before sending their children to school, and to call us with any health concerns!

Our high school students and staff have begun this school year with a renewed sense of focus aimed at completing necessary coursework. We are transitioning in a new group of freshmen into our high school this year and they will be receiving daily direct instruction in both Algebra 1 and Earth Science as well as completing other coursework as assigned in order to start their high school academic careers on the right track and with the correct pace. Our upperclassmen will be continuing to devote their attention to completing their remaining classes as well as remediating for upcoming SOL’s that are also required for graduation.

Our school-wide theme for this year is going to be “Opportunity” as we have several students who are experiencing a transition in some way and we are attempting to focus on the huge opportunities for growth that they have in front of them in this new school year. Many of our students have a solid handle on the safety and dignity aspects of our program, now we want to emphasize the opportunity! As always, we will continue to instruct our students on their communication and social-emotional well-being via our daily Social Thinking instruction.


Stefan Orange, 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.

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

  • August 9th(First Day of School)
  • September 6No school for students and staff (Holiday-Labor Day)
  • October 8End 1st grading period
  • October 15No school for students (Professional Development/Workday)
  • November 1No school for students (Professional Development/Workday/Conferences)
  • November 2No school for students (Professional Development/Workday)