Helping STUDENTS with special needs extend their REACH
UMFS’ Charterhouse School 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.
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: 8:1
STUDENT/BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST RATIO: 8:1
NEEDS SERVED: Autism and Other Neurological Differences, Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Other Health Impairments
ENROLLMENT: Richmond – 113 | Edinburg – 34
SEMESTERS: Edinburg – Aug. through Dec., Jan. through May
Richmond – Sept. through Dec., Jan. through June
Pop Smith Scholarship Committee accepting applications until November 30
The Pop Smith Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to students who have been served by UMFS and can benefit from post-secondary education including college or vocational training. The Scholarship Fund is named for Reverend E. Leon “Pop” Smith who was the executive director of the Virginia Methodist Children’s Home, now UMFS, from 1949 to 1974. […]
Happy First Day of School to the students on our Richmond campus!
First Day of School!
Can you help support our aquarium project?
Students Josh Loving’s science class have been working on assembling freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. With the help of donations, student purchases, staff donations, and some school funds, the class has now put together 5 aquariums including a 56 gallon saltwater reef tank The students are using the aquariums to learn multiple SOL learning standards such […]
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.
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.
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