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Greenbrier Enrichment Center

Private | PK-5 | 102 students

Small classroom sizes and individual attention.

 
 

Living in Chesapeake

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $214,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,100.

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 19, 2014

GEC is an amazing preschool and school. The staff truly loves and cares for the children as if they were their own. The academics is outstanding as the children learn a lot even in the preschool program. This is a Christian school and the kids learn about the bible on an age appropriate level. The classroom sizes are small whereas the children receive the added attention they may need. If you are looking for a school that has a great education and a family friendly atmosphere, GEC is the place for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

The school is wonderful. Everyone is very caring and loving from teachers to all staff. The children learn so much from school work to be a caring and loving person. My grandkids have been there for about 5 years and would recommmend the school to all who want that christian environment with alot of one on one teaching.


Posted April 14, 2014

GEC is a great school. The teachers are all very loving and caring toward the children. The director and office staff are amazing. The academic shool is ahead of what's being taught in the public schools. My children love the school and the staff. I highly reccomend this school to anyone looking for a Christian education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

My children have been at this school for 7 yrs now and I could not be happier. They started when they were 3, and are now in 4th grade; with only 1 year left, unfortunately! This school has truly become like a family to us and has been such a blessing over the years. They truly love the kids and it is without a doubt, a ministry first. Academically, I am more than pleased with the level at which my children are learning as compared to other children the same age/grade. My children are in a safe, loving, nurturing and educational environment that I cannot say enough positive things about. Well worth the investment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

My school is the best one. The teachers encourage my daughter to meet her full potential. The staff and administration are helpful and caring. My child is getting a well rounded education at Greenbriar Enrichment Center. I couldn't ask for a better school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

LOVE this school!!! The teachers love the kids like they are their own. My daughter has blossomed with all of their love and support. I would highly recommend this school to anyone with a student up to 5th grade. The fact that they are Christian-based is another huge plus for me too. I know that they are teaching the same values to our daughter that we are teaching at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

Small class sizes, individualized attention in a Christian environment. My children love Greenbrier Enrichment Center!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

So happy with GEC !! Everyone is very welcoming and attentive to my childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

I send all 4 of my children to GEC. In addition, to high quality academics, my kids experience genuine love and care from the entire staff. GEC is teaching my kids to love God, respect others, and value their own amazing qualities. My wife and I LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I love this school. My son started in Kindergarten and now is in the 2nd grade. Our goal is to keep him there until 5th grade. The teachers are great, they are so loving and they really care about your child. The entire staff is terrific, they are willing to help in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I love Greenbrier Enrichment Center (GEC) so, so, SO much that I wish I could be a kid again and be a student at this amazing school. I am a mother of 4 and proud to say that all of my children have been a part of the GEC family. Anyone that knows about our school is aware of the honor that comes from being blessed with parents, educators and staff that are positive, uplifting and dedicated to provide a nurturing environment for the children to learn and grow in. In my humble opinion, this environment has propelled the youth to learn in a much more advanced capacity that the normal school environment. The parents and the school are committed to a higher standard and that mutual respect and teamwork is what sets GEC apart from the rest. We are truly blessed by the best!! Thank you. Chantel Smith
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Greenbrier Enrichment Center is called "The best kept screat in Chesapeake" and for good reason. It's a very small school, but packs a big punch. They carry top of the line curriculium along with the best teachers in Hampton Roads area. Their love and devotion to God, Children and education really shines in ever classroom. There is no better feeling then dropping your kids off at a school they will be safe and recieve a quality education. Thank you GEC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I have two children that started this summer and I have to say this school was a blessing to find. My son initially had a hard time transitioning from an at home daycare to preschool but the teachers were really understanding, supportive and patient. I really like that they take the time to get to know and develop a relationship with both my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

We are so proud to have our daughter a part of the GEC school and its fine staff of caring,knowledgeable, and kind teachers and employees. The future is brighter knowing that a solid foundation has been taught and instilled within our little girl to prepare for the challenges ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

GEC is a Private Christian School dedicated to instilling Christian values that develop the spiritual and moral self-worth of our kids. Everyone who works there has a passion for the kids like no other. The educational programs, special events such as field trips and music programs are amazing. Keep up the good work GEC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school is the greatest school my child has ever attended. The staff is so nice they know me and my child by name and we are all like a family. I feel very comfortable knowing that my child is in good hands. I think the staff is very well knowledgeable when it comes to the academics for the children. My child loves it there and sometimes don't want me to pick him up. I am very thankful to find such a caring and well nurturing school for my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school is very awesome. My child started at 2 and was not potty trained and some schools don't allow students if there not potty trained. I will say it took prolly 2 months to potty train my child and I must say they will work with you as well. Parents, teachers, and staff are very respectful to you. They teach them very well for my child to be 3 now she knows more than any 3 year old that's not in school now and I thank that's a plus. They are 100% perfect all year around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

All four of my children have attended this school. I wanted a school that was small and they knew my children the moment that we walked in the door. My children started in the preschool and they all graduated from the 5th grade. We were a part of the school for more than 12 years. My commitment for my children was that they have a solid Christ foundation to assist throughout their life. The school requires the children to do their best and inspires them to do more. You will never find a school that will care more about you and your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

We started at Greenbrier Enrichment as a KINDERGARTENER only. That was our thoughts because we didn't believe sending her to the public school would be beneficial. The kindergarten teacher is simply AMAZING. Her assistant that year & she worked like a well oiled machine together. We were so amazed at all our child learned and accomplished that we RE-ENROLLED for first Grade! First Grade challenged our daughter and grew her in her faith. Having teachers and mentors who walk the walk and talk the talk is amazing. First grade turned into 2nd grade which will in turn turn into 3rd grade next year. I love that when I drop off my child at school I know she is well cared for, LOVED, and challenged. When I think of the word TEAM....I think of the entire staff at Greenbrier Enrichment. They work together for the good of your child and the school. If you are looking for an amazing and challenging school then look no further! Greenbrier Enrichment Center exceeds all of my hopes for my child's schooling. WE are so blessed to call this school HOME for our child. You can't find that in most schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Want your kids to grow up in a loving family? Send them to this amazing school. Our two children attended kindergarten through fifth grade at GEC. Three years later, they still beg to go back to see the staff. This is a school where every teacher knows and loves each child. The academic program is challenging and tailored to meet the needs of the individual child. I give GEC 5 stars! What a remarkable place!
—Submitted by a parent


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Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Woodshop

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:35 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Arlene T. Capps
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • SBACS
Fax number
  • (757) 549-7703

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Cooking club
  • Game club
  • Girls on the run
  • Robotics club
  • Woodshop
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Public School
Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy
Atlantic Shores Christian School
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825 Greenbrier Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Phone: (757) 548-9280

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