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Virginia Chance School is an independent school for children from Preschool age 2 through Elementary focused on progressive education in Louisville, KY. With close to 60 years as Louisville’s premier progressive school,  we continually set new standards for best practices in education. Virginia Chance School provides two lead teachers in every classroom, integrated outdoor learning for all students, a play-based preschool curriculum, and a multi-age interdisciplinary project-based elementary program. Virginia Chance School offers a joyful, challenging and progressive program that engages students in a hands-on, collaborative environment, focused on building confident, inquisitive, and capable learners. 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)

Virginia Chance School is proud to have earned NAEYC Accreditation – the mark of quality for early learning programs.


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Editorial Blog

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