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Helping STUDENTS with special needs
extend their REACH

Charterhouse is a place where Virginia’s special needs kids can get out of their comfort zone and start to get out into the world. Our job is to show them a more effective and productive way. Our elementary, middle and high school students benefit from a proven curriculum of academic and social skills instruction. As a result, our fully accredited school has a proud history of helping students reach graduation or their goals of returning to public schools.

Our Mission

FAST FACTS

AGES: 6 to 22
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: 8:1
STUDENT/BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST RATIO: 8:1
FOUNDED: 1979
NEEDS SERVED: Emotional Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Other Health Impairments
ENROLLMENT: Richmond – 113 | Edinburg – 34
SEMESTERS: Sept. through Dec., Jan. through May

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Meet Our New VP of Education

We are pleased to announce that J. Wade Puryear has accepted the position of Vice President of Education at Charterhouse School/UMFS. Wade has his M.Ed. – Special Education from Old Dominion, a VA Postgraduate Professional Teaching License with endorsements in Administration and Supervision, English, ED, K-12; and Specific Learning Disabilities K-12.

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Richmond:

Winter Break

Student and Agency Holiday

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Edinburg:

Winter Break

Student and Agency Holiday

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Student Artwork — Fall 2014

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Locations

Charterhouse School Richmond

This campus serves both day students from the greater Richmond area and students who live at the Child & Family Healing Center and attend year-round.

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Charterhouse School Edinburg

This campus serves students in the Shenandoah Valley and is located in the former Edinburg Middle School. It recently underwent a $4.5 million renovation.

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Mustangs Athletics

Charterhouse School Mustangs athletics offers participants the opportunity to grow through teamwork and healthy competition in the Richmond Alternative School Sports League (RASSL). Our curriculum also includes rigorous physical education courses for all of our students.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION