"Chesapeake Academy is the culmination of our Founders’ vision to create a school with an academically challenging program within a nurturing climate. This vision remains the central tenet of Chesapeake.
The climate of the school is of utmost importance. Each child needs to feel supported and safe. We stress the traditional values of responsibility, empathy and perseverance. Each member of the community is expected to treat each other with respect and kindness.
The school’s commitment to manners and kindness creates a safe environment in which diversity is celebrated. We teach children that everyone has unique gifts that are worth celebrating. Students are also taught to understand and meet their responsibilities to themselves as well as to others through their daily interactions and through service. Even our youngest students contribute to the greater community.
Within the framework of this supportive and open community, the school offers a challenging and developmentally appropriate academic program, designed for children of average to above average potential.
While students master the basics; they learn to access, analyze and evaluate information and then communicate their ideas coherently through written language, speech or by using multimedia techniques. Students are encouraged to think critically, take academic risks and learn from their mistakes while rejoicing in new found knowledge.
By providing experiences in art, music, and drama, and interweaving these arts into the regular classroom experience, our students are encouraged to think creatively and express their creativity in a variety of ways including vocally, visually, and dramatically.
Chesapeake Academy is a unique and exciting place. By combining a nurturing climate and rigorous academic expectations, we are creating tomorrow's scholars and leaders. While always remembering our serious purpose, we also strive to ensure our students are happy with their todays."
Excerpted from the preschool's website