Member Directory

Lafayette School

Address 103 Zion Station Rd
Troy, Virginia 22974
Phone (434) 589-2370
Website http://mylafayetteschool.org
Primary Contact Jennifer O'Malley
Primary Email jomalley@lafayetteschoolcville.org
Executive Director Jennifer O'Malley
Primary Focus Area Special Needs/Disabled
Service Areas
  • Augusta
  • Albemarle
  • Buckingham
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Orange

Mission Statement

To provide a safe, caring, and therapeutic environment where students develop skills necessary to build successful futures. We are a community that believes relationships are the most integral part of therapeutic and academic growth.


We believe in small classroom sizes that allow for intensive, individualized intervention and facilitate achievement of therapeutic and educational goals.
We believe through forming relationships, our students and their families are more open to the therapeutic growth.
We believe in providing a safe and healthy environment where emotional, behavioral, and social growth are promoted with integrity and honesty.
We believe in nurturing the student, building higher self-esteem, and reinforcing positive behaviors.
We believe in the value of diverse community that strives to maintain a safe, accepting environment while respecting individual differences.
We believe in providing all community members with a sense of belonging while encouraging personal progress.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Art Therapy
Description:ART THERAPY
Lafayette provides students with opportunities to express themselves positively through visual arts, music, and performing arts. We incorporate art and the process of art making as a form of expression and a non-verbal opportunity to reflect feelings. Weekly art therapy groups focus on group process and provide opportunities for creativity, expression of feelings, development of social skills, and building of self-esteem.

Individual art therapy also provides a therapeutic outlet, encourages the development of specific art skills, aids in the assessment of a student’s developmental level and/or symptoms related to emotional or behavioral problems.

​A wide variety of media is available for art therapy at Lafayette, including paint, oil and chalk pastels, graphite, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, clay, paper sculpture, etc.
Examples of Program Success:Art therapy has helped our students with their social skills. The benefits of art therapy in these types of situations can help with people that are withdrawn or shy, or who, for some reason or another, have a difficult time functioning within social situations.

Basically, the benefits of art therapy can be quite broad. It has improved lives by helping our students improve their mental, emotional, and even physical states. It can raise the quality of life for many people, and it’s worth considering if it can aid you in some way or another.

Again, maybe it’s just the act of executing creative expression on your own or with others, or maybe it’s seeking professional help with a certified art therapist. Either way, the benefits of art therapy make it worth exploring as a catalyst for healing and one worth supporting.

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1
Title:MIndfulness/Yoga Therapy
Children encounter emotional, social and physical challenges or conflicts, we have a dedicated and intentional yoga practice that includes breathing techniques, behavioral guidelines and physical postures thats been incredibly valuable to Lafayette and for the program. We currently have 3 weekly yoga sessions presented to our students and staff. We believe that our Mindfulness/Yoga Therapy will encourage the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our "mind, body and spirit"

Our kids will draw upon mindfulness skills learned from yoga when feeling overwhelmed mentally, physically and emotionally.

Our kids will increase their body awareness through the practice of balance, coordination, body alignment and core strength poses/exercises.

Yoga will inspire positive character development that’s supported through mindfulness techniques that build self-esteem, confidence, and self respect.

Yoga will continue to support the physical and emotional health of our students and staff while encouraging a school culture that promotes respect for others, for self and the environment.
Project Timelinenon specific

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.