Village Academy of Childhelp located at the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp is a private school setting that provides educational services to children in K-8th grades. The philosophy of Village Academy is based on the concept that all children can make academic, behavioral, and social gains when appropriate educational experiences are provided. A range of service experiences are provided that lead to the development of skills necessary for the successful participation in a public school system.  Village Academy is the first academic step for children admitted into the Childhelp program with the primary goal being the successful integration by children into the public school setting.

Information Regarding Campus

Students admitted to the day school program shall have a current IEP.  The Education Director and Leadership Team will make decision regarding admissions of students into Day School Program.

Types of documentations to be reviewed:

  • Current educational testing
  • Classroom observations
  • Current eligibility notes
  • Psychological evaluation

Once a review has been completed, the county representative will be contacted with an approval or denial, and an admission application will be distributed to the parent/guardian as needed.

Village Academy Staff

The Village Academy of Childhelp Non-Public School is fully staffed with more than highly qualified teachers, administrators and other professionals and paraprofessionals.  Each of our classrooms is taught by a fully credentialed teacher. Many have additional credentials including mild/moderate, moderate/severe, and autism specialization.  Each classroom maintains a 1:3 ratio to maintain our student to teacher ratio and ensure that every student can be effectively supervised and supported, allowing all students to be successful.

Classroom Staff

  • Classroom 1 – Lisa Legge
  • Classroom 2 – Alisha Rhodes (sub)
  • Classroom 3 – Jennifer Montgomery
  • Classroom 4 – MaryKate Correll
  • Classroom 5 – Debi Crane
  • Classroom 7 – Dawn Hoffman
  • Classroom 8 – Gil Lane

School Staff

  • Occupational Therapist – Jess Shipman
  • SLP – Jen Pedri
  • Library – Ms. Jenkins
  • Nature – Chaplain Dave
  • Batavia Main Office – Nina Meyers
  • AOD – Thomas Brown
  • Reading Specialist – Penny Boley-Milam
Calendar & Bell Schedule

One of the most critical elements of successful behavioral management is structure. At Childhelp Non-Public Schools, all students spend their day assigned to a single classroom unless designated otherwise in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Within the classrooms, specific times are listed for each subject and activity to help the students remain on task and prepared for what’s coming next.

School is scheduled from 7:50 AM until 2:30  PM, Monday through Friday, throughout the school year. Whenever possible, minimum/in-service days are scheduled to coincide with existing holidays to maximize the amount of time children spend in the classroom. The school calendar is created at the beginning of the year and coincides as much as possible with the Culpeper County School District elementary school calendar. The new school calendar, as well as a bell schedule that defines the minimum days, will be released before the beginning of each school year.