a 501(c) (3) non profit private school, was established in August 1999 in Charlottesville, VA to serve children and adolescents with diagnosed emotional, behavioral and mental disorders in a therapeutic day school environment who were unable to maintain and succeed in the home schools.
Lafayette School provides educational and therapeutic services for students in grades K-12 and is accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.
Lafayette School partners with local school systems and community members in providing an alternative day-school setting that focuses not only on academics, but on the overall emotional issues often underlying academic failures.
Lafayette Schools services Central Virginia students from the surrounding localities, including: Albemarle, Augusta, Charlottesville (city), Fluvanna, Hanover, and Louisa counties, with a capacity for 24 total students.
The school is founded on the principle that many youth with mental, emotional and behavioral disruptions can be effectively treated and educated in their home community with an intensive structured program that combines special education with therapeutic intervention.
PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
is located in Troy, VA in beautiful Fluvanna County. The 4,500 square foot building was built in 2006 and houses all administration, therapy, and academic offices and classrooms.
Parking is adjacent to the school building. The building is handicap accessible. The school moved to it's new location in Fall of 2014.
There are recreation facilities on grounds, and students regularly go into the community for recreational, therapeutic, or academic activities. Lafayette School has a library and resource materials to teach the K-12 curriculum. The school uses community resources such as Carysbrook Gym through Fluvanna County Parks & Recreation, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, and local parks.
Students have access to computers/Chromebooks, TV/DVD, and the Internet in the classroom. Lafayette School has an approved Technology Plan through the Virginia Department of Education
Lafayette School is NOW accepting referrals for admission for the 2017-2018 academic year beginning in August 2017
LAFAYETTE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER BEGINNING:
MONDAY AUGUST 7th -
STAFF RETURNS AUGUST 14th FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT
CLASSES RESUME WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23rd AT 8:30 AM
LAFAYETTE SCHOOL PROUDLY PRESENTS:
PATRICIA "TRYSH" HUNTINGTON-BUCHAN, M.A., LMFT
Trysh Huntington-Buchan brings to light a perspective of working with children and adolescents that encompasses her decades-long work with significantly traumatized young people in wilderness settings. She has helped young women find their authentic selves and voices over her career.
The former Clinical Coordinator at The Academy at Trails Carolina, Trysh continues to provide therapy at that school while she also establishes a private practice. Trysh was a former instructor, course director, and program director with the Outward Bound Organization before joining the School of Urban Wilderness Survival of the Carolinas as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011.
Trysh was a featured guest of Lon Woodbury for a podcast of The Woodbury Report and strugglingteens.com
entitled, "Helping Female Teens Find Their Voice"
Outside of work, Trysh can be found enjoying outdoor adventures with her husband and their 3 dogs, traveling, and she is an avid mountain bike rider.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
We are looking for dedicated Board Members to join our Board of Directors and become a part of The Lafayette School Story, if interested please click here for our Board Application.
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103 Zion Station Road Troy, Virginia 22974