KEYS Academy - Caroline

CarolineKEYS Academy-Caroline is a Private Day School licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to serve Special Education students in grades K through 12. We are located at 8051 Prosperity Way, Suite 200, Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Our Phone number is 804-867-2657. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 804-589-0433. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Charlene Gray

Contact Director

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer break. We are pleased to welcome new and returning families this school year.

It’s hard to believe that August 2023 marks the beginning of our 4th year as KEYS Academy-Caroline! We had a very successful year for our students this past year, graduating five students and transitioning many others back to their public school settings, and we look forward to this continued pattern of growth and success for the 2023-24 school year.

This year, KEYS Academy-Caroline continues to add to our Career and Technical Education career exploration offerings. We strive to build excellent community partnerships, exposing our students to as much career exploration, college-bound preparation, and workplace readiness skill building as possible.

As we embark on another school year, we ask that you continue to monitor your child for any cold, flu, Noravirus or Covid symptoms. If your child is displaying any symptoms, including a fever, please do not send them to school and notify us. Please help us keep our school and your families safe!

For this new school year, let us all re-commit ourselves to the understanding that student learning is our top priority. Thank you in advance for all of the support that you demonstrate for your students and the entire KEYS ACADEMY-Caroline Staff.

I look forward to serving your child at KEYS Academy-Caroline for the 2023-2024 school year.


Charlene Gray, Director

School News

For the 2023-24 school year, students and staff will be in the building for in-person learning Monday through Friday (5 days a week). Virtual learning is still available for students if needed due to quarantine or other health conditions. Our school day starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

KEYS Academy-Caroline follows the Caroline County Public Schools guidance for inclement weather closings. If Caroline County Public schools close for weather related issues, then KEYS Academy-Caroline will also be closed.

Important Dates

  • August 9thFirst day of school
  • September 4thLabor Day Holiday (no school)
  • September 22ndEarly Dismissal (1:00)
  • October 10thEnd of 1st grading period
  • October 13thNo School for students, Parent/teacher conferences
  • October 16thNo school for students or staff
  • November 7No school for students (Election Day)
  • November 22-24 Thanksgiving break (No school for students or staff)
  • December 8Early Dismissal (1:00)
  • December 20 - January 1Winter Break –(No school for students or staff)
  • January 2No school for students, Professional Development Day all staff