Amelia Academy was founded on July 14, 1964, in a small building filled with children in grades one through seven.
Born from the concern for academic excellence, the school grew one grade level each year and in 1966 was relocated to its present site. The rapid growth continued, and one year later the gymnasium was built. As Amelia Academy continued to expand, the construction for a new computer lab, lunchroom and two offices began in the spring of 2000, and opened in the fall of 2001.
Because of the enriched curriculum that had developed, Amelia Academy received its first accreditation from the Virginia Department of Education in 1970. The Academy is accredited by the Virginia Independent School Association.
Most of our graduating seniors receive academic, citizenship or athletic awards. Nearly all graduating seniors seek further education and are typically accepted into their first-choice college.