Students of the Faison Center

The Faison School & Peninsula School

The Faison School and Peninsula School serves students between the ages of 18 months to 22 years and is comprised of a Lower School Program for students up to 11 years old, a Middle School Program for students ages 11 to 14, an Upper School Program for students ages 14 to 22, an Independent Learner Program for students of all ages, an Employment Academy Program for students ages 14 to 22, and a Life Skills Program for students ages 16 to 22. Our largest program is for school-aged children (5-16 years of age) whose complex neurological and behavioral challenges are too severe for public school. Along with these children, we have students who are more independent and studying at grade level. Because of the lack of resources in public schools, the need for The Faison Center’s educational services through The Faison School and Peninsula School continues to increase. In addition, early diagnosis of autism is driving extensive demand for our early education and preschool programs.


As with all educational services provided by The Faison Center, the Lower, Middle and Upper School are accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) and are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education.

School Programs

The Lower School provides educational services to students of 18 months to 11 years old.

The Middle School Program serves students ages 11 to 14 years old. 

The Upper School Program is for students ages 14 to 22 years old.

Learn more about our school programs here

Other Programs

Independent Learner Communities educates children who are studying at grade level for students of all ages.

Employment Academy is designed for students aged 15 – 22 years old and consists of full day, community-based instructional services. 

Life Skills Program serves students aged 16 through 22 years old work towards maximizing independence and readiness for life as an adult. 


The Faison School Richmond Address: 5311 Markel Road, Richmond, VA 23230

Peninsula School Address: 803 Diligence Drive, Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606