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

Dear KEYS Academy-Caroline Families,

I am so elated to be starting our third year of KEYS Academy-Caroline! We are thrilled to be serving more students from the Central Virginia area than ever before, to include Caroline, Essex, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King George, King William, and Spotsylvania. We will continue to offer the blended learning model to meet our students’ social-emotional needs [an integration of the KEYS for a Big Life curriculum with the Social Thinking curriculum]. We have been able to help not only meet the social-emotional needs of our students, but their academic needs as well…graduating several students with both Standard Diplomas and Advanced Studies Diplomas.

As we continue to serve high numbers of secondary students, KEYS Academy-Caroline continues to put a strong focus on Career and Technical Education. We continue to build community partnerships, exposing our students to as much career exploration, college-bound preparation, and building as many workplace readiness skills as possible.

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

I look forward to serving your child at KEYS Academy-Caroline for the 2022-2023 school year.


Charlene Gray, Director

School News

For the 2022-23 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 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

Masks are still required to be worn by students, staff, and visitors in our buildings at the start of the 2022-23 school year.. Parents and students will be notified in writing when we are able to ease mask restrictions. Thank you for supporting safety for all of our students and staff.

Important Dates

  • August 1-8thNO SCHOOL for students- Staff PD Week
  • August 9thFirst day of School
  • September 5thNO SCHOOL – Labor Day Holiday
  • October 13thEnd of 1st Quarter, regular school day
  • October 14thNO SCHOOL for students– Teacher workday
  • October 17thNO SCHOOL for students–Parent/Teacher Conference
  • November 8thNO SCHOOL for students- Staff PD day
  • November 23-25NO SCHOOL for students or staff -Thanksgiving Holiday