Classrooms Inside and Out

Classrooms Inside and Out

Curiosity blooms in our classrooms. It’s obvious right away that this is a place that encourages adventurous learning. The large windows stimulate eager minds, and students love observing and learning from the changing seasons. In every corner, there are irresistible hands-on materials for your child to explore. Bins of supplies, books and other resources are easily accessible.

The two-story main building (formerly the historic Rogers Clark Ballard School building) was constructed in 1914, and it now houses 13 classrooms. The buildings have been completely renovated, including the additions of:

  • the Media Center (library and technology lab), Funroom (gym), art room and music room
  • several kitchenettes for cooking projects
  • technology pits conveniently located in elementary classrooms, with computers and Smart Boards with document cameras

Learning environment

Walk into any classroom, and you will see a welcoming, vibrant, open space, bustling with purposeful work and play. You will notice:

  • children truly enjoying learning.
  • students developing and practicing important life skills under the guidance of two certified Teachers.
  • preschool rooms brimming with exciting centers of creative learning, including areas with blocks, pretend and dress-up, sensory and science, math manipulatives, writing, art and books.
  • elementary classrooms where students are fully engaged in areas of learning such as reading and writing workshops, math workshops and theme study for small and large groups.

Integrated Outdoor Classroom

Virginia Chance School values outside play and environmental learning through our integrated outdoor classroom focus.

  • Each child plays outside every day, except during heavy rain and thundering.
  • Our Outdoor Classroom offers 26 acres available to children, including woods, fields, pond and Goose Creek.
  • Children experience environmental education through daily natural connections in our learning greenhouse, garden, orchard and chicken coop.
  • We became a certified Model Green and Healthy School, setting the standard in our region for other schools looking to become environmentally integrated.