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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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What is autism? A conversation with Wade Puryear, Vice President of Education, Charterhouse Schools

Q: What is the Autism/PDD spectrum? A: {Autism} can really be seen as a neurological difference or a way in which someone’s brain works differently than others. Even this neurological difference is different for everyone. For some this can come out as too rigid thinking or an inability to communicate the way that most people […]

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Richmond:

End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Report cards due. Half-Day workday.

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Edinburg:

End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Report cards due. Half-Day workday.

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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