Charterhouse School

UMFS Charterhouse School is a place where students with special needs can get out of their comfort z

Our work is about connecting with each student as a unique human being. To get results, we focus our work on meeting the four universal human growth needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity expressed in the Circle of Courage™.

Operating as usual


Charterhouse Richmond will be having Spirit Week that will lead up to Fall Games which is on October 7th. The themes are below.

Monday-Hat Day
Tuesday-Twin Day
Wednesday-Favorite Color Day
Thursday-School Spirit Day
Friday-Pajama Day


CHS Richmond Mustang Families:
Don't forget to stop by Back to School Night tonight from 5:30pm-7:30pm. See you soon.


Charterhouse School-Richmond will have school tomorrow from 8:00am-2:45pm. Monday, September 5, 2022 there is no school since it is a holiday.


Good evening CHS Richmond Mustangs,

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Just a reminder that the firat day of school is WEDNESDAY, August 31st. The school hours are 8:00am-2:45pm.

We are having an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, August 30th from 1:00-3:30pm. Please stop by and visit the school, teachers, and support staff. (3900 West Broad Street; Richmond, VA 23230)


CHS Richmond has an early dismissal on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 12:00pm.


Charterhouse Richmond will be having an early dismissal on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Don't forget next week is Spring Break and school will be closed all week.


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CHS Richmond Parents:


Friday, March 18, 2022 will now be a noon dismissal for Charterhouse School Richmond.


CHS-Richmond Families,

Please remember that tomorrow is early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00pm.


Attention Charterhouse School Edinburg parents:

We are extending the virtual-learning period for all students through next week, January 17-21. A high positivity rate of coronavirus among CHS staff and the families we serve has created a disruptive combination of illnesses, isolations, and quarantines. The scenario has ultimately affected staffing at CHS, and to best serve students during this surge, it's necessary to remain virtual. Our goal is always to host in-person learning when it’s safe to do so, and we will plan to return to in-person learning in two phases. These plans are subject to change.

PHASE 1 (Monday, January 24): Phase 1 will begin Monday, January 24. Elementary students in Ms. Elbon and Ms. Bonilla's classes will return to school. ASD students in Ms. Whitaker and Mr. Orndorff's classes will also return.

PHASE 2 (Monday, January 31): Phase 2 will begin Monday, January 31. All General Education Middle School and High School classrooms will return.

If the situation with COVID-19 prevents us from moving forward, we’ll provide as much advance notice as possible, but changes could occur with little notification. Our top priorities remain the health and safety of students and staff. We continue to monitor COVID-19 data and work in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Lord Fairfax Health District to ensure the safety of students and staff. We ask that you please continue following COVID-19 mitigation strategies and use the student symptom checklist when in-person learning resumes. Most importantly, please do not send students to school if they're sick.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate yet another phase of the pandemic.


Good Morning CHS Richmond Parents:

We will begin our return to in-person instruction in phases. The first phase will start next week with the return of our ACP class. The next phase (week of January 24th-28th) will include the return of our Elementary class and Team 2 (high school classes) and the next phase (week of January 31st through February 4th) will include the return of Team 1 (middle school classes). This is our plan right now, it is possible we may have to make adjustments. We will be sending out individual emails out soon, or you can reach out to your child's homeroom teacher or coach.

Please remember that Monday, January 17, 2022 is a school holiday.


Please remember that CHS-Richmond is virtual this week.


CHS-Richmond will be closed tomorrow. Staff will be in the building for Chrome Book pick up starting at 10am. Please arrange a time with your child's teacher. Virtual instruction will start on Thursday, January 6th.


Charterhouse School-Richmond will be closed on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 due to today’s winter weather, temperatures are expected to drop tonight into the teens creating the potential for continuing slippery road conditions into tomorrow, and the possibility of power outages remains.


CHS Richmond will be closed 1/3/2022 due to the upcoming snow storm.


An Important Message for Parents and Guardians of CHS Richmond and Edinburg Students:

After careful review of the rising positivity rates in Virginia, the greater Richmond area, Shenandoah County, and the localities we serve, it has been deemed necessary to move all students to virtual learning for January 3rd through January 7th, 2022.

The status for student return to in person learning will be reviewed on Wednesday, January 5th and a decision will be shared on Thursday, January 6th.

We understand the difficulty this may cause for some of our families. We do not take this decision lightly, and as always, we are focused on the health and safety of our students and staff. Our goals is to monitor the status and return to in person learning as soon as it is safe to do so.

In order to help us assess the situation accurately, please contact the school if you or members of your household display symptoms, is deemed a close contact of an individual that has
testing positive, or if your child or other members of the household test positive for COVID.

On Monday a staff member will follow up with you to ensure you have the necessary information for your child to participate in virtual instruction. They will also help to schedule a time to pick up a Chrome Book if that is needed.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we continue to navigate this ever-evolving situation.

Sarah Headley-Boyd

Kimberli Collett M.Ed.


An important message for our CHS Edinburg families:

In response to a recent positive case of COVID-19, Charterhouse School Edinburg is moving to virtual learning effective November 24th. We plan to return to in-person learning on Monday, Dec. 6th.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we all work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff.


CHS Richmond Parents-Important notification

As was communicated yesterday, we have recently had a student test positive for COVID-19. Individuals that were determined to be a close contact were notified. In accordance with our mitigation plan, Charterhouse School has met the criteria to suspend in-person learning and will be moving to virtual instruction beginning Monday, November 22nd through Friday, December 3rd. All students present in school today will be going home with their Chrome Book. Parents of any students not in school today can reach out to Homeroom staff to schedule a time to pick up a Chrome Book. Teachers will be reaching out to parents and guardians to provide instructions on how to access the virtual platform. We feel this is the best option to reduce and minimize transmission and to keep everyone safe, which is our priority. We continue to appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Sarah Headley-Boyd


Good Morning Richmond CHS Families,

Just a reminder that tomorrow, November 4th, is a noon dismissal for Charterhouse School students. You should have received a message from your child's teacher regarding scheduling a virtual Parent Teacher Conference tomorrow afternoon. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you still wish to schedule a conference time. If the times tomorrow do not work with your schedule staff can work with you to find a mutually agreeable time. Next Tuesday the 9th marks the end of the 1st quarter of the school year and report cards will be sent out the following week.


Sarah Headley-Boyd

Photos from Charterhouse School's post 10/29/2021

Some of the students at our Richmond campus dressed up for the Halloween contest.


Good afternoon Richmond CHS families. Please check out the flyer below for our Halloween contest this Friday, October 29th.


Dear CHS Richmond Parents/Guardians,

Happy Friday! You should have received a mid-quarter progress report via e-mail earlier this week. If you did not, please let me or Angela Miles ( [email protected] ) know so we can get you a copy. I also wanted to make you aware of a slight change in our morning procedures. As you know students are searched in the mornings and turn in phones and electronic devices to be locked away for the day. Instead of doing this in the classroom we will be doing this at the entrance of the school building. We will also be extending our homeroom time from 8:15 to 8:30. This will ensure students have enough time to prepare for the day and get something to eat if they would like before going to class. Students have been informed that these changes will begin on this Monday the 18th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.




Please remember that Charterhouse School Richmond has a 12:00 early release on Monday October 11, 2021.


Updated 10.7.2021 - The website outage we were experiencing on 10.6.2021 has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

10.6.2021 - We're experiencing a website outage at We're working to resolve this issue and apologize for the inconvenience. For inquiries and referrals, you may call us directly:

Charterhouse School Edinburg: 540.346.4544
Charterhouse School Richmond: 804.239.1080

Photos from Charterhouse School's post 10/02/2021

Yesterday at Charterhouse School Richmond was Fall Games in the morning and in the afternoon was a pumpkin and door decorating contest. Mrs. Long and Mrs. Pressley class won a class pizza party next week.


Charterhouse School in Edinburg has a new phone number. Please dial us at 540.346.4544.

Calls made to our old phone number will be forwarded to us, but only temporarily.


Hello Richmond Mustang families!

As you know, tomorrow night is back-to-school night. This year, we're planning to host this event virtually to ensure everyone's safety. We are hosting this event from 6:00pm-7:00pm tomorrow. We will give you the opportunity to meet with your child's core classroom teachers from 6:00pm-6:30pm. Then you will sign into a new link to meet our administration and elective teachers from 6:30pm-7:00pm. If you can't make it, our administrator, Sarah Headly-Boyd, will be sending a follow-up email with some basic information about the administrative team. As always, you are welcome to reach out with any questions. Please look for the email that Angela Miles just sent out.

Charterhouse School 05/27/2021

Charterhouse School

CHS Richmond families....don't forget tomorrow is early dismissal at 12:00. Have a great Memorial weekend.

Charterhouse School UMFS Charterhouse School is a place where students with special needs can get out of their comfort zone and out into the world. Our elementary, middle, and high school students benefit from a proven curriculum of academic and social skills instruction.


CHS Richmond Families,
Please don't forget that Friday May 28, 2021 is an early dismissal for students. Monday May 31, 2021 is a school holiday.


Charterhouse Richmond families don't forget that Thursday May 13, 2021 is an early dismissal. Students will be leaving school at 12:00.


CHS Richmond Families,
Please remember that Friday is an early dismissal at 12:00pm for students. Have a nice weekend and remember to turn you clock FORWARD one hour on Saturday night/Sunday morning.


CHS-Richmond will be closed on Friday, February 19, 2021 for in-person learning. CHS-Richmond students will have virtual learning instead.


CHS-Richmond will be closed tomorrow for in-person learning. CHS-Richmond students will have virtual learning instead.


Dear Charterhouse School Families,

Due to widespread power and internet outages resulting from this weekend’s ice storm, Charterhouse School, Richmond will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021. This includes virtual and in-person learning. Thank you.


Dear Charterhouse School Families,

Due to a forecast of snow and ice accumulation (which may lead to power outages), Charterhouse School, Richmond will be CLOSED on Friday, February 12, 2021 for our day students. Please be safe and have a great weekend.


Good afternoon CHS Richmond Families:

Please remember that Wednesdays are virtual learning for all Day Students.


Good morning CHS-Richmond Families,
Please remember that Friday, January 29, 2021 will be an early release for students at 12:00pm.

Also starting Monday, February 1, 2021 we will be starting in-person instruction for ACP and Elementary students, and starting February 8, 2021 we will be starting in-person instruction for middle and high school students.

The schedule will look like this:
Monday in-person instruction
Tuesday in-person instruction
Wednesday all students virtual instruction
Thursday in-person instruction
Friday in-person instruction

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Principal Kay Currie.


Good morning Mustang families,

Please remember that CHS-Richmond has an early dismissal today at 12:00pm. Thank you and have a nice day.


We’re pleased to announce that in-person instruction for Charterhouse School Richmond day students is scheduled to resume later this month. The plan is to bring students back in small groups and at intervals. Elementary students will return first (Oct. 19), followed by Applied Curriculum students (Nov 2), and middle and high school students (Nov. 9). Many thanks to the incredible CHS staff for working tirelessly to outline and enact this return-to-school plan, and thanks also to our resilient students and families for their patience during this extended layover. We’ve missed you, Mustangs!


Good afternoon Mustang families,

Please remember the CHS-Richmond will be dismissing students at 12:00pm on Friday, October 2, 2020.

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3900 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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