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