We believe that every youth is competent and resourceful and we strive to use past and present successes as building blocks for the future. We focus our work on meeting four universal human growth needs to achieve balance in life. These four needs are represented in the Circle of Courage™ and include belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
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The UMFS Board of Directors establishes Charterhouse School to provide educational services to students in the UMFS residential treatment program. The school is named after the school John Wesley attended in England. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement.
Charterhouse School adds two trailers for classrooms.
Charterhouse School offers a day school program.
Charterhouse School adds a greenhouse and computer lab. Accredited by VAISEF.
The Circle of Courage™ is adopted to focus our energy on meeting the developmental needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
The school moves into a state-of-the-art building, including a science lab, art room, music room, large library, and auditorium.
Charterhouse School adds the Day Program to serve students from the greater Richmond area.
The Day Program adds an Extended School Year program.
Charterhouse School moves to a seven-period instructional day.
Charterhouse School expands its career and technical education programs by offering culinary arts and cosmetology.
A successful capital campaign results in the Day Program moving into expanded and renovated buildings on campus.
A summer program for students with Asperger Syndrome is offered in partnership with Commonwealth Autism Service (CAS).
A middle and high school program for students with Asperger’s Syndrome is implemented.
Courage to Succeed: The College Program for students with Asperger’s Syndrome is launched in collaboration with Commonwealth Autism Service, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Great Aspirations Scholarship Program.