KEYS Academy - Charlottesville

CharlottesvilleKEYS Academy Charlottesville 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 3020 Fontaine Ave Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Our Phone number is 434-995-5810. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 434-995-5768. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Carrie Smith

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 9th year as KEYS Academy-Charlottesville! We had a very successful year for our students this past year, graduating four 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.

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, we re-commit ourselves to the understanding that student learning and student well-being are our top priorities. Thank you in advance for all of the support that you demonstrate for your students and our dedicated team of professionals!

Our KEYS Academy-Charlottesville staff look forward to working with your students this school year!


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

Important Dates

  • August 16thFirst day of school
  • September 4thLabor Day Holiday (no school)
  • September 29thEarly Dismissal (1:00)
  • October 27thNo school for students, Teacher Workday
  • October 30thNo School for students, Parent/teacher conferences
  • November 7No school for students (Election Day)
  • November 22-24 Thanksgiving break (No school for students or staff)
  • December 18 - January 1Winter Break –(No school for students or staff)
  • January 2No school for students, Professional Development Day all staff