The Discovery School Of Virginia for Boys and the Discovery School of Virginia for Girls serve young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and learning problems.
The 318 acre boys program and 150 acre girls program are located on separate campuses in the rolling uplands of central Virginia.
The Discovery Schools use a group problem-solving process and the natural environment to promote a student's overall positive development.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 39 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,000
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild/Moderate Learning Differences, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Other Health Impaired
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
39 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
The Discovery School Of Virginia Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
5 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Don Williams
Admissions Associate
Mike Forman

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
This school was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I was supported, loved, and taught. My perspective on life changed immensely during my time there. I grew to love life, my family, and most importantly myself. I worked hard, thought hard, and dreamed hard. I entered the school a confused, frustrated teenager and emerged a happy, mature young adult. As a proud graduate of The Discovery School of Virginia for Girls, I can safely say that my life would be devoid of purpose if not for my time spent there.I highly recommend this school as an institution of growth, beauty, and high achievements.
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Focuses on changing lives for the better, not on making money. Caring and supportive staff.
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This place should be investigated for child abuse, child labor and unsanitary living conditions. It is inhumane and counterproductive to treatment of the impairments that children are sent here for.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 39 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,000
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,794 for elementary schools and $16,552 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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