Welcome to Regents School of Charlottesville!
Life long learners - that is one of the goals of classical Christian education and Regents School of Charlottesville. As a school, we hope to inspire our students, our faculty and also our families to be life long learners, to seek truth, to dig a little deeper into that science concept or literary element, to ask, "Why is the sky blue?" or "What inspired an orphaned J.S. Bach to create such magnificent pieces of music? "
We hope to give students at Regents School the tools to think so that they can learn anything. Many of our parents go back to their educational roots and read the classics alongside their children eager for understanding and clarity that they did not receive in their own schooling. We are grateful for this type of parent partnership at Regents School and recognize that God gave parents the responsibility of training up children including his or her education (Deuteronomy 6:7, Psalm 78:5-7). The concept of In Loco Parentis describes much of how we operate here at Regents School.
The 2013-2014 school year is our fourth year of operation. We opened our doors with 7 students four years ago and were excited to open our doors this August with 83 students in grades K-9. We offer a classical curriculum of Literature, Writing, Grammar, Science, Math, History and Bible as well as Latin, Logic and Rhetoric, PE, Art and Music. It is also our great joy to also add athletics at the middle school level this year. We welcome all of our homeschooled sports participants! It is great to see you in the volleyball gym, cross country routes and baseball field this Fall!
Welcome to our Regents School family!
As a community we are delighted to begin our third year of operation at a new location in Ivy with 52 students! It is such a pleasure to serve with such a committed group of parents who have been working diligently to acquire new classroom furnishings, paint walls, hang whiteboards, enable wireless service, and a whole host of immeasurable tasks to help us start school in our new location. Thank you. It has been humbling to watch the old and the young work alongside one another for something we all believe in -- training up children in a way that incorporates truth, increases knowledge, fosters wisdom and all for His purpose.
Our new location is at the Christian Aid Mission administration building at 3045 Ivy Road, in Charlottesville, It is a space that seems to be just perfect for our school and so much more than we could have imagined. Thank you to all of those who made this transition possible. The Christian Aid Mission staff have been wonderful to work with and we are so grateful for the Christ-centered way they have embraced our school. We look forward to everything God has in store for this school year and a lasting relationship.
Please come visit our new space, see classical Christian education at work in our classrooms, and learn more about the vision we have for the first classical Christian school in Charlottesville. We have a kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third/fourth grade, 5/6 grade, 7/8 grade and part-time students in 10/11th grade. Special classes include art, music, PE, drama and Latin.
If you desire strong academics, a nurturing environment, and Christ-centered values, then Regents may be just the school for your family. Call the school office for visitation day information. We can't wait to meet you!
What a beautiful time of year it is to live here in gorgeous Central Virginia. We are so blessed to be surrounded by the wonder of God's creation as we begin to watch the forsythia come to life. In Charlottesville, forsythia is the first sign that spring is right around the corner. You know as sure as the winter always follows the fall that after forsythia will come Dogwoods and Azaleas! It is a visual feast, a sight to behold and one of the two greatest times of the year to live here.
Recently, the first graders were discussing George Washington, a native Virginian and the life he led here in Virginia from his birth in 1732 up until the War for Independence in 1776. They were reading a book about his natural aptitude for math and land surveying and that his first job began a stone's throw away from Charlottesville in Culpeper County, VA. We can literally drive the roads that once were the fields of Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and George Washington. What history! What a privilege to live in an area so full of our nation's rich history.
It is also a privilege to be a part of history... literally "His story" for classical Christian education here in Charlottesville. Next year we anticipate that we will have full classrooms for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade as well as combination classrooms for third/fourth, fifth/sixth, and seventh/eighth. As we grow in numbers, we pray that we will continue to maintain the wonderful sense of community that has begun here at Regents School of Charlottesville.
On any given day you might witness lively discussions between our enthusiastic sixth and seventh graders and their logic/history and grammar teacher Dr. Larsen. They enjoy rousing games of world history "Risk" as well as live sword fighting (foam, not steel). Dr. Larsen's military armor collection has become the talk of our Logic School.. What sixth or seventh grade boy wouldn't want to sword fight in his spare time?
It is a great time to be learning at Regents. Whether you are creating planet mobiles in kindergarten or creating models of 15th century cathedrals in 4th or 5th grade art, or visiting the VMFA exhibit of "Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb with the seventh graders, there is much to experience and touch and feel and hear this year. And just like the forsythia, there are signs that our God has great plans still to come.....
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site, check out our curriculum, meet our teachers, and gain a deeper understanding of our mission. We invite you to share in our hopes and dreams for a school in Charlottesville with a classical pedagogy, a biblical worldview and a desire to glorify God in everything we do!
As we embark on this second year of operation much has changed and thankfully much remains the same. We eagerly await the start of school with three classrooms this Fall (K-1, 4-5, and 6-7) and five new teachers! Our kindergarten will be a half-day experience beginning at 8:15 and ending at 12:15 much like other classical Christian schools throughout the country. We are also thrilled to be able to offer a full day curriculum for 7th graders as well as a part-time option for specific subjects at the middle school level. Part-time students follow the same admissions procedures as our full-time students as well as expectations during the school day. Please inquire with our admissions director if this option meets your child's needs.
We will be meeting at the lower level of Jefferson Park Baptist Church on Jefferson Park Avenue again this year. Words do not adequately describe how grateful we are to the community of JPBC. They have been gracious, self-less, and encouraging every step of the way. Years from now we will look back and still be in awe of the ways this community lived out the Gospel in our midst. Thank you JPBC.
We have also been recipients of countless acts of generosity from the Christian community throughout Charlottesville. Thank you to the furniture donations, video production company, photographers, university student volunteers, church networks, music and art teacher volunteers, accountants, designers, lawyers and many others in the Charlottesville Christian community who have reached out to us to help Regents become a reality.
Finally, to the prayer warriors in Chartlottesville, in Virginia, in Texas, South Carolina, Missouri, Idaho, Georgia, and those which we are unaware. Thank you. We know that Regents School has not happened because of us but because of Him. Please continue to pray for us -- students, teachers, administrators, parents and board members-- that our school stays in the center of His will. Soli Deo Gloria.
It is with great joy that Regents School of Charlottesville opened its doors in the Fall of 2010 with seven students, one full-time teacher, two part-time teachers, a music teacher, an art teacher and a P.E. teacher. By the Spring semester we added three additional students and two additional part-time teachers. What a journey and a blessing it has been to be a part of a new chapter in classical, Christian education here in Charlottesville, Virginia.
We are humbled as we consider all that God has done in the past year since we decided as a group to step out in faith and be the school about which many of us have been praying for the past several years. What an honor it has been to watch doors be opened, space become available, new families join us, and many other obstacles melt away as we see this dream come to fruition. We are grateful for the many affirmations along the way. Praise Him!
It is our prayer that in all that we do --Soli Deo Gloria, to God alone be the glory. We hope you find this to be true throughout our curriculum selection, admissions process, staff selection and ultimately, the education of your children. God charges parents with the role of training up their children (Deuteronomy 6:7, Psalm 78:5-7). This responsibility includes his or her education. A Regents education is a partnership between school and parents for those who might want the type of experience we have to offer for their children.
If you desire strong academics, Christ-centered values, a nurturing environment, and like-minded families, then Regents School of Charlottesville may be the place for your child, too. Regents is more than a school, it is a family.