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Helping STUDENTS with special needs extend their REACH

UMFS’ Charterhouse School is a place where Virginia’s kids with special needs 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: 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

Charterhouse Student Performs at LIVE ART

  Sophia put her head down, not wanting to talk about being “famous.” She grabbed her child-sized scissors, and began cutting the Target ad into small pieces. Her teacher, Jessica Nelson, tried to engage Sophia, hoping she would warm up enough to answer questions. “Why do you like your drama class?” I asked. “Do you […]

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Richmond:

Green Thumbs Plant Sale

Charterhouse School students will be selling flowering annuals, perennials, succulents, planters, hanging baskets, vegetables, artwork from the art students, jellies & herb mixes from the culinary arts students.

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Edinburg:

Parent-Teacher Conferences – No School

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Steve Floyd Receives VAISEF Partlow Insurance Best Practice Award

Charterhouse School – Richmond Social Studies Teacher, Steve Floyd, was awarded the Partlow Insurance Best Practices Award at the VAISEF Fall Conference for his experiential learning project, “Humans of Richmond”.  Based on the wildly popular “Humans of New York” photo series, Mr. Floyd and his students explored the city of Richmond and interviewed people off the street. […]

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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