Cornland School Foundation


Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m. EST,
Sat 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m. EST, 
Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m. EST

To restore and preserve Cornland School to protect and continue dialogue about the educational history of African Americans post-Civil War (referred to as colored during the schools time period) and to remind people of the heritage of these people. In addition, the Foundation fosters relationships between generations by using Cornland's empowering story to encourage students in the current generation to overcome academic obstacles in their own lives.

Nation Register of Historic Places Notice

Cornland School Foundation. All Right Reserved.

The Cornland School in the City of Chesapeake is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1903 that served African American students in the Pleasant Grove School District in the former Norfolk County (now part of the City of Chesapeake) during the era of segregation. Cornland replaced a circa-1868 school that stood on the same site. In 1952 the school closed and its students were transferred to a newly-constructed but racially segregated elementary school. The Cornland school building today is one of the oldest one-room schools still standing in Chesapeake and one of the last remaining African-American elementary schools from the days of segregation.

Cornland School added to the Virginia Landmark Register (VLR) on June 18, 2015 and

National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on August 24, 2015 

2016 is going to be BIG for Cornland.

Stay tuned!