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Dillwyn, VA
Students enrolled: 52

5 stars
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The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted March 27, 2012
- a parent
My daughter went to the Discovery School for Girls at 17 and stayed one and a half years. Sending her away was the most difficult decision and a total leap of faith. This was our last chance to help her before she turned 18. Discovery School taught her how to become a responsible member of a group, both giving help and asking for help. She was made accountable for her behavior, both present and past. She graduated two years ago and is a Freshman in college. She is doing very well. The school helped her develope a sense of pride and confidence. She has had "slip-ups" but handles them in the open. She is aware of the type of thinking that leads to bad decisions and "trouble". Had she not attended he Discovery School, she would have been in and out of rehab, the school gave her a life and I am very grateful to have my daughter back in the family.

The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted March 21, 2012
- a community member
My brother has been at The Discovery School for 8 months now and he is already like a new person. I have watched an out of control, very angry teenage boy with ADHD grow into an intelligent, patient, caring and mature young MAN. I wish every county in the US could be granted the funding to send at least one troubled teen to The Discovery School every year!

The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted December 01, 2011
- a parent
The school has the right level of tenacity and compassion for difficult children. Our teenage son has been an extreme challenge for many, many years. He is getting the structure and feedback he needs. The school is disciplined, consistent and understanding of the toughest challenges. The therapeutic environment is far better for him than public or military schools. They understand his needs and work with him to help him build self-awareness, empathy for others and personal behavioral growth. It will be a long road, but we have hope like never before!

The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted October 08, 2011
- a parent
Rewarding. The journey continues.Our son is growing. He has had many ups! We just saw him experience a low and he is continuing to learn new lessons. He will be a success. I continue to be thankful for the founders and staff.

The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted July 06, 2011
- a community member
Was when of the most important experiences of my life. There isn't a day that goes by that I dont appreciate everything I learned from the school. Mr. Outland is one of the most amazing people to ever encounter. The knowledge he has to help the students is by far amazing as well. Would go back if I could for a vacation I enjoyed the school so much. Student T-329

The Discovery School Of Virginia
no rating

Posted January 28, 2010
- a student
The learning part of the school isnt great. Very different from normal school.. did not prepare me for college at all. They basically try to take away all of your individuality and its wrong.

The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted September 25, 2007
- a parent
I am the parent of current student at The Discovery School and I have nothing but the most positve things to say about the staff and philosophy of the program. My son is still at the beginning phase of the program but we have already seen much progress. These people know what they are doing and we look forward to seeing the continued positive changes in our son. I would highly reccomend this program if you are at your wits end as to how to help your out of control teenager.

The Discovery School Of Virginia 5

Posted December 27, 2006
- a student
this school is life changing. I was enrolled there for a year and a half and it did so much for me and gave me an opportunity to have a bright future. something I did not have before I went to Discovery School

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The Discovery School Of Virginia
Po Box 1160, Dillwyn, VA  23936
(434) 983-5616
Last modified The Discovery School Of Virginia is a Private school that serves grades 7-12
The Discovery School Of Virginia Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top