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The Discovery School of Virginia

Welcome to The Discovery School of Virginia

The Discovery School of Virginia serves teenage boys and girls who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. There are separate campuses for boys and girls. Each school is located in the picturesque Piedmont region of central Virginia. 


The schools utilize a group problem solving process and the natural environment to foster a student's overall positive development. Referred students frequently are described as being immature, impulsive, angry, and oppositional. Often prospective students are experiencing failure in the traditional school setting. Due to their poor coping skills, enrolled students typically have a number of unresolved emotional and family issues; however, despite their difficulties, they are able to form supportive relationships and mature within the group setting provided at the school.


The Discovery School of Virginia is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education, accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) and is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) .

Recent Testimony: 


Adam has been very successful since returning from The Discovery School.  His senior year in high school was exceptional. He made the headmasters list three times, was the outstanding senior athlete/academic student and was recommended for a scholarship.  His SAT scores went up 300 points and he was accepted in 4 out of 5 colleges. While he still has problems to work out, he is much more capable of doing so because of his experience at the school. 


Michael C.