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Michael Woodruff, Eds.
Director of Education

Phone: 434.836.3272 x 401
Fax: 434.432.0613

Licensed By:

The Department of Education and Accredited by Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities (VASIEF), services funded primarily through Comprehensive Services Act (CSA).

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The Arc of Southside believes that all students learn best together.  We promote Inclusive Education consisting of a single system of education dedicated to ensuring that all students are empowered to become competent and contributing citizens in an integrated, changing and diverse society

For a long time, children with disabilities have been educated separate from their typical peers.  But we now know that when children are educated together, positive academic and social outcomes occur for all the children involved.

As we explore opportunities for Inclusive Education, we continue to provide educational programs to students who have been placed out of the public school system.  In our program these students receive support to meet their educational goals within the full school curriculum.

We offer school instruction during the typical school year calendar and the summer months for students needing additional instruction.  At the end of each year we watch proudly as students graduate and move on to the adult world.  Our hope is to teach each student skills in independence and self-sufficiency so they may thrive in their adult life. 


To ensure that we are offering the best...


  • We have certified teachers to meet the educational needs of students and student aides to support any other developmental needs a student may have.
  • White Oak School is licensed by the Virginia State Department of Education and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities.



We believe that all children can learn and that all children desire to learn. Learning is a process that embraces all aspects of a child’s environment, experience, curiosity and intellect. We know that individual attention is a key factor in educational success. We provide a school environment that is conductive to learning and accommodates the learning process for the “whole” child; mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually.