The Discovery School Of Virginia

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild/Moderate Learning Differences, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Other Health Impaired
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 54 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Discovery School Of Virginia Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $60,000
Admissions Director Don Williams
Admissions Associate Mike Forman
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    71.3 miles
    200 Military Dr
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    (800)432-2480
    71.3 7-12
    233
  • Dyke
    Grades: 9-12 | 193 students
    44.4 miles
    273 Mayo Drive
    Dyke, VA 22935
    (434)985-2811
    44.4 9-12
    193
  • Fork Union
    Fork Union Military Academy
    All-boys (Baptist)
    Grades: 7-12 | 384 students
    19.4 miles
    4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork Union, VA 23055
    (434)842-4212
    19.4 7-12
    384
  • Henrico
    Benedictine College Preparatory
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 268 students
    49.1 miles
    12829 River Road
    Henrico, VA 23238
    (804)708-9504
    49.1 9-12
    268
  • New Castle
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    All-boys  | Alternative School
    Grades: 6-11 | 12 students
    85 miles
    700 Scenic Lane
    New Castle, VA 24127
    (540)864-6640
    85 6-11
    12

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