• The goal of the Heather Empfield Day School is to provide our students with a positive and supportive learning environment.  The students are given opportunities to grow in academics, independent living, and pre-employment activities.

    Heather Empfield Day School and Transition Center is a public separate day school in Stafford County Public Schools that primarily works with students with Autism and Emotional Disabilities.  Students are referred to this individualized program through their IEP team.  This small, structured environment limits transitions and distractions, which help students thrive with schedules and expectations.  

    The program is highly individualized and supports students with academic, social, behavioral, communication, safety, and life skills education throughout the school day.  The program strives to meet the needs of all of the students.


  • Heather Empfield Day School Employee of the Month for September

    Congratulations, Mayada Khadr!

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  • Heather Empfield Day School Employee of the Month for August

    Congratulations, Devin Stowell!

    Devin Stowell with thumbs up


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  • Look at some of the work created by our talented student artists!

    student artwork: stegosaurus, I spy, fall door, and ants

    student art: welcome sign, Door, "Hocus Pocus it's time to Focus," and pigs

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Contact Us

    • Erin Dowd
      Heather Empfield Private Day School Coordinator
      📞 (540) 371-3104
      FAX (540) 371-3107
      📧 dowdem@staffordschools.net

      501 Cambridge Street
      Fredericksburg, VA  22405

      Staff: 6:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
      Bus/Car Rider Arrivals: 7:05 - 7:25 a.m.
      Students: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.