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.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild/Moderate Learning Differences, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Other Health Impaired
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students54 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Discovery School Of Virginia Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size5 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$60,000
Admissions DirectorDon Williams
Admissions AssociateMike Forman
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  • Chatham
    Hargrave Military Academy
    All-boys (Baptist)
    Grades: 7-12 | 233 students
    71.3 miles
    200 Military Dr
    Chatham, VA 24531
    71.3 7-12
  • Dyke
    Grades: 9-12 | 193 students
    44.4 miles
    273 Mayo Drive
    Dyke, VA 22935
    44.4 9-12
  • Fork Union
    Fork Union Military Academy
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    All-boys  | Military School (Baptist)
    Grades: 7-12 | 343 students
    19.4 miles
    PO Box 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork Union, VA 23055
    19.4 7-12
  • Henrico
    Benedictine College Preparatory
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 268 students
    49.1 miles
    12829 River Road
    Henrico, VA 23238
    49.1 9-12
  • New Castle
    Boys Woods School
    All-boys  | Alternative School
    Grades: 6-11 | 12 students
    85 miles
    700 Scenic Lane
    New Castle, VA 24127
    85 6-11

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,711 for elementary schools and $17,336 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).