We are a hybrid recovery school, blending the best educational curriculum from the greater Richmond area with recovery and life skills from The McShin Foundation.

We are committed to helping youth achieve their educational goals while learning recovery and life skills.


Curriculum is provided by local counties as well as through Edgenuity, a fully accredited online curriculum.

One on One Instruction allows our students dedicated time to work on schoolwork.

Tutoring is available to our students through students from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond.

A McShin Academy Partner

Please visit http://www.neverstopbelieving.org/.


The McShin Foundation is Virginia's leading peer-to-peer recovery community organization.
We've combined the best of what McShin offers, from recovery coaching to lessons in cooking, cleaning, and other life skills, we ensure our students are prepared for their future.

Our recovery curriculum adapts to the times and our staff is committed to keeping a safe and supportive environment.

Recovery and educational articles

January 4, 2018

Press Release

Press Release – McShin Academy Virginia’s first Recovery High School, McShin Academy, to open at St. Joseph’s Villa Serving students grades 9 to 12 with substance […]
November 7, 2017

Richmond Establishes High School For Addiction Treatment

Richmond will soon be home to Virginia’s first high school for teens recovering from addiction. The McShin Foundation and St. Joseph’s Villa will jointly operate the […]
October 31, 2017

A Sober High School Aims to Catch Addicted Teens Before They Become Fatal Statistics

Across the nation, teen drug overdose death rates have more than doubled in the past 15 years. The opioid epidemic sweeping Central Virginia is likely to […]
October 18, 2017

McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia. The McShin Academy will be a joint […]

Our philosophy:

A well rounded education focuses on all aspects of a student's life.

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