KEYS Academy - Culpeper

CulpeperKEYS Academy Culpeper 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 14095 Lovers Lane, Culpeper,VA 22701. Our Phone number is 540-827-4042. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 540-827-4607. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Stefan Orange

Contact Director

Welcome Back 2021-22 School year

We have had multiple inclement weather days to begin this third quarter of the school year. This has caused staff and students to work even more closely together as we attempt to make positive academic progress. Our staff has shown the ability to be flexible when delivering material to students either in person or remotely. Despite the inclement weather and Covid related challenges we have been able to continue to deliver quality instruction and students have responded well thus far. Our teachers have worked closely with our upper middle and high school students on the writing process and additional writing techniques in preparation for the upcoming Writing SOL and Work Keys assessments that are due to be administered this upcoming Spring.

Our current group of high school students have already began taking preference surveys regarding the types of careers that may interest them after high school. They have also started to work with our staff to research the specific jobs/qualifications that may be required for a specific area of interest. All of these steps are part of helping students to fulfill their career and technical education (CTE) requirements while also giving them valuable information to help them transition smoothly after high school.

At the middle school level, we have started this quarter with a renewed focus on career and technical education (CTE). Our middle school staff and students have worked diligently on many of the CTE components that include but are not limited to career exploration, career interest surveys, and even mock interviews as a way to expose the students to the necessary CTE objectives as outlined by the state while also giving them hands on experience and practice with these skills and components.

As we head into the winter months, 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. Please help us keep our school and your families safe!


Stefan Orange, Director

School News

For the 2021-22 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.

On December 2017, KEYS Academy-Culpeper received word that they have been granted accreditation status through VAISEF, Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities. This is a 5 year accreditation period. KEYS Academy-Culpeper is also licensed through the VDOE. Congratulations, staff, on a job well done!

Important Dates

  • March 9End 3rd Grading Period
  • March 10Begin 4th Grading Period
  • March 25No school for students – Professional Development
  • April 18-22No school for students and staff – Spring Break