Elijah House Academy


Elijah House Academy provides a Christ-centered and accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of Richmond’s children for God’s glory and the city’s flourishing. This empowers the children to discover their true identity and purpose in God’s mission to redeem all things.

In 1989, Dr. William Kell and his wife, Janet, launched a private school for inner city children in the basement of their home. They started with eight children from Gilpin Court who were failing second and third grades. Today, under the leadership of their son, Jesse Kell, Elijah House Academy is serving over 100 students in kindergarten through eighth grade and their families.

Located on Jahnke Road in the city of Richmond, EHA is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Elijah House Academy takes a holistic approach to education by employing home visits, parent orientation, parent/teacher conferences, and other gatherings to support the whole family. At EHA every student is equipped with the skills required to succeed in the classroom, in their families, and in society. Students receive the help they need through EHA’s Academic Support Center, counseling, and a mentoring program. This partnership between home and school creates an environment for the emotional, social, and academic success of each student.