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Virginia Chance School is an independent school for children from age 2 through fifth grade focused on progressive education in Louisville, KY. Inside our bright, busy classrooms and outside in our magical wooded setting, students learn through hands-on discovery. It’s an ideal place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning. Where You Start Matters.

Our multi-year, integrated program spans the critical years of a child’s development. Students who complete the entire program create a strong foundation for living and learning.

  • Highlights: The Virginia Chance School program embraces, nurtures and develops the whole child, supported by our foundation in progressive education best practices.
  • Profile of a Chance Family: Chance parents are progressive, unique, creative and down to earth, and they have high standards, high hopes and high expectations for their children. Their goal is to raise thinkers and problem-solvers. They’re much like you.
  • What Success Looks Like: Chance graduates stand out for their leadership, preparedness, resourcefulness, work ethic and ability to adapt to new situations.
  • The Chance Experience: Chance supports children’s natural curiosity. Curiosity leads to exploration. Exploration leads to learning. We excel at developing lifelong learners.

Virginia Chance School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Please visit our Blog and hear from our experts on the latest insights in education and parenting.

Editorial Blog


Worry Free Unstructured Play: The Hummingbird Approach

For most parents traditional unstructured play seems pretty unrealistic in today’s society. Justified unease has lead to unrealized positive outcomes […] Read More

Positive Play, Intentional Inclusion

Positive Play: How intentional inclusion builds the foundation of healthy friendships!

“You are not a member of our ‘club’!”- “Go away!” – “You were not invited to play this game!” – “We don’t want […] Read More


Schema Play: Understanding and Supporting childhood fascinations

Both Piaget and Vygotsky believed that children learn through practice and play, and that repetition is one way that children […] Read More


Play-Based Early Childhood Education: Are Children Playing or Learning? A Resounding YES!

Today, I saw an engineer building a robot, an artist painting a masterpiece, an explorer going into the woods, a mathematician […] Read More


Unstructured Play- Why Children Need to Play Without Us!

Take a moment to think about your own childhood. What did you do after school? What did it sound like? […] Read More

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