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At Northstar Academy, there is no such thing as a “typical student” — and we embrace this fact. We accept students with a wide range of abilities including academic, physical or social challenges. Northstar students are from the Greater Richmond area and face different barriers, but with specialized instruction, students with all abilities thrive.

We accept students whose academic challenges or social frustrations have resulted in the need for additional supports. We do not enroll students with persistent or severe behavior difficulties stemming primarily from psychological or emotional disorders. If you have questions about whether your child is a good fit for Northstar Academy, please contact us.

Step 1: Inquiry

When a family, legal guardian or county school representative expresses interest in Northstar Academy or Northstar Career Academy, we schedule an appointment for a discussion and tour. Get started today!

Step 2: Discussion & Tour

Families interview and tour the Northstar campus, meet the faculty and administration and fill out the admissions packet.

Step 3: Observation

To help ensure a mutually beneficial admission, upon completion of the admissions packet and documentation review, prospective students may shadow a current student through multiple days of instruction. This helps ensure that the student, the family and the instructors agree that Northstar is a mutually beneficial placement.

Step 4: Consideration & Decision

The Admissions Committee reviews the student’s application, documentation and staff recommendations to determine if Northstar Academy is the right fit for the student and the family.

Step 5: Enrollment

The Admissions Committee communicates a decision to the prospective family. If accepted, we discuss the student’s enrollment details and set a date for admission.

Application Deadline

Northstar Academy’s rolling admissions policy allows students to join our school at any time during the school year. If you think we could unlock your child’s greatest potential and confidence, contact us today to schedule your initial meeting!

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Northstar Academy strives to meet demonstrated financial need.


Northstar Academy is an investment in your child’s ability to thrive in the classroom and in the workplace.