Discovery Academy

Founded in 1989, Discovery Academy was quickly recognized for its development of an innovative academic and treatment curriculum.
The culmination of strong academics, and a therapeutic model that draws on both clinical and experiential therapy, makes Discovery Academy a wonderful, safe place for students to excel academically while discovering who they really are.
Discovery Academy is a clinical boarding school whose mission is to inspire each student to a quest for excellence in all areas of life.
Through an intensive program of academics, traditional and experiential therapy, and life skills training, students are challenged to excel intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually/ethically, and physically.
It is the aspiration of the program that enrollment in the academy will be the beginning of a lifelong quest for greater wisdom, integrity, insight, and social consciousness.
Staff and student interactions are governed by mutual respect in an environment that balances individuality with community.
A commitment to self-discovery and service to others defines the school and our pursuit of excellence.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Discovery Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12

Student Body

Total Students
70 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Discovery Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Founded in 1989, Discovery Academy was quickly recognized for its development of an innovative academic and treatment curriculum. The culmination of strong academics, and a therapeutic model that draws on both clinical and experiential therapy, makes Discovery Academy a wonderful, safe place for students to excel academically while discovering who they really are. Discovery Academy is a clinical boarding school whose mission is to inspire each student to a quest for excellence in all areas of life. Through an intensive program of academics, traditional and experiential therapy, and life skills training, students are challenged to excel intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually/ethically, and physically. It is the aspiration of the program that enrollment in the academy will be the beginning of a lifelong quest for greater wisdom, integrity, insight, and social consciousness. Staff and student interactions are governed by mutual respect in an environment that balances individuality with community. A commitment to self-discovery and service to others defines the school and our pursuit of excellence.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Discovery Academy offer?
Discovery Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Discovery Academy?
The application deadline for Discovery Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Discovery Academy located?
Discovery Academy is located in the Dixon neighborhood of Provo, UT.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Amazing school with caring and dedicated staff!
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5  
Discovery Academy of Provo Utah, made many promises. They even put them in writing. Then, once they had my signature, and their money, they broke all of their promises and policies. They violated our HIPAA rights repeatedly with a male family member with a history of emotional abuse to my daughter and myself. Clinical Director, Brian Allred had false credentials on the website. When this was discovered, he still kept his job. Bait and Switch are ok at Discovery Academy, as long as it's just the kids and families being harmed. Discovery Therapists were openly hostile and unprofessional. They taught my daughter behaviors making her grossly socially and academically dysfunctional, and called it "assertiveness training." They actually caused harm to kids and families because they refuse to follow professional standards. Parents, there are other options. Please do not trust Discovery Academy with your teen, unless Craig Rollo and Brian Allred are no longer working at this facility. These two therapists are responsible fir a great deal of harm to our family, and neither federal nor state regulators will do a thing about it. Discovery Academy also consisyantly refuses full access to their minor teens records for parents, despite Utah law saying they must provide patents full access, and Federal Hipaa law saying they must follow Utah state disclosure laws with parents of minors.I regret I cannot give this school negative 5 stars.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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