"I am writing to express my family’s appreciation for The Discovery School. My hope, in writing this letter, is that it can give another family the courage to make the same decision we did. It was the most difficult decision my husband and I had ever made, when we decided to enroll our 16-year-old son in DSV. "
"I’d first like to thank all of my family that came out today. Your support is much appreciated.
Well those of you who know me know my obsession with cars so it’s only natural that I ramble on relating myself to a car. You see, I started out as a blue-print, or drawing, of a car in a design studio. Completely open to influence and suggestion. I thank my lucky stars that my parents were good designers or I would be in a far worse spot than I am now."
"I was just thinking of Discovery and all my memories there today while I was hiking Mt. Rodgers! It was an awesome hike but still can’t compare to some of the awesome trips I went on at Discovery. "
Great Updates on Our Former Students
It is a given when boys or girls are enrolled in the Discovery School of Virginia they are at a low point in their lives; consequently, their stories are somewhat Horatio Alger-like. Click here to see a few brief excerpts we are hearing about former students...
Excerpts from a graduation speech - August 2014
"I always wondered whether I would make it to this side of the podium. I desperately wanted to be here. At times my resolve was shaky and I didn’t think I could make it, but such moments ultimately strengthened my determination in the end."
Dedicated and Genuine People
"Never in my extensive travels accross this country have I met such a dedicated and genuine group of people. I graduated from Discovery School of Virginia in 2015. Hands down, the best decision my parents ever made. If you could put a price on work ethic, manners, relationship skills, and true friendship, it would be the Discovery School of Virginia." - AFF
Truly a Different Person
"Just want to let everyone at DSV know how well Andrey is doing. He has made high honors in school two marking periods in a row, is happy, engaged and a pleasure to be around! If someone had told us 2 years ago that we would be where we are today with Andrey we would never have believed it. Andrey is truly a different person than when he arrived at DSV. Thanks to your program and a lot of hard work by Andrey, we, and especially he, feel that there is a bright successful future ahead. Thanks to everyone at DSV for helping make this happen."