Who knows, it may be a diamond in the rough. We are situated at 2249 Halifax Street, one block from the campus of Virginia University of Lynchburg, Children from Lynchburg and neighboring counties utilize the services provided by the center. Located in a former elementary school building, the facility lends itself to the ages of the kids served.


Contact Details

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  City Lynchburg, VA
  Zip Code 24501
  Address 2249 Halifax Str
  Phone Number (434) 847-4221

From Our Website

Located on Halifax Avenue just beyond downtown Lynchburg, Mary Bethune Academy is a non-profit early childhood education center, serving children ages 6-Weeks to 5-Years of age. We serve the entire Lynchburg community and surrounding areas, with a focus on inner-city, at-risk children and their families. Mary Bethune Academy is proud to be a United Way partner agency and a certified "Success by Six" Center, which focuses on kindergarten readiness for every child. Our dedicated staff of trained teachers, some of whom have been employed at Mary Bethune Academy for over 25 years, work diligently to provide a safe and nurturing child care experience for everyone.


Our goal is to provide the highest quality child care and education possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Children from infancy through age five are offered a variety of learning experiences to prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. Child to staff ratios vary within each of our four classrooms and are at or below state licensing limits. Each classroom is specifically designed to serve children of a particular age range, but teachers adjust activities to meet the developmental needs of the current children enrolled.