Welcome to
Churchland Academy

Doing our best to be better.
Choice not chance.

4061 River Shore Road
Portsmouth, VA  23703
(757) 686-2527
(757) 686-2529 fax

Home of the Churchland Academy Patriots!



  • Visit the Portsmouth Public Library to check out summer reading books. 

  • Summer Healthy Moves 
    Have a blast while caring for those you love by making these 4 Healthy Moves part of all your summer celebrations. Your kids will learn healthy habits as they eat smart, exercise, and have fun. 

    Choose drinks with less added sugar. Teach kids how to recognize drinks that are high in added sugars. Encourage them to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Kids should drink 2 to 3 cups of low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk a day, depending on age. 

    Offer kids fruits and vegetables during meals and snacks. Try new fruits and veggies together as a family. 

    Help kids discover fun ways to stay busy and active this summer. Limit TV and video game time to no more than 1-2 hours a day. 

    Kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Help your family get moving with games, dancing, and more

Vision Statement

Our vision of Churchland Academy Elementary is a community of learning where staff maintains a strong focus on academic achievement and students are expected to meet high expectations. Our students are considered to be a precious resource and our role is nurturing them to develop to their fullest potential.  The staff of Churchland Academy is attentive to the individual learning styles of each student and endeavors to accommodate the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical differences of each student.
We envision our administration and staff working efficiently and collaboratively to provide a climate that promotes academic achievement in a safe, secure, nurturing environment supported by a partnership among students, sensitive and professional staff, supportive families and community. 

we believe

  • We believe all students have the ability to learn, achieve, and be successful.
  • We believe students learn best in a safe, caring and structured environment that promotes student learning.
  • We believe a variety of instructional practices incorporated in an integrated curriculum will address the diverse learning styles of our students.
  • We believe students must maintain good attendance to promote academic excellence.
  • We believe a quality education, continuous improvements, and positive communications, are the shared responsibility of all stakeholders (school staff, parents, and community).

Principal's Message


Mrs. Karen Clark

We, at Churchland Academy Elementary, are dedicated to promoting academic excellence, building self-esteem, enhancing creativity and individuality, and developing healthy lifestyles. In cooperation with parents and community, our staff establishes high expectations for all students as the standard, and provides a safe, nurturing environment which celebrates diversity, and our students have the opportunity to become productive, knowledgeable, lifelong learners and responsible citizens.