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NEW Partnership with St. Joseph’s Villa

McShin Academy

Virginia’s first Recovery High School

At McShin Academy, the McShin Foundation and St. Joseph’s Villa combine expertise to create an environment that helps adolescents continue their education while supporting the recovery journey. The partnership strives to break the cycle of addiction and aid young adults in becoming successful students and community members.

The McShin Foundation is Virginia’s leading Peer-to-Peer Recovery Community Organization. Students of McShin Academy receive guidance from McShin’s Peer Recovery Coaches in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Villa’s education services. The Villa currently operates four schools on its therapeutic 82-acre campus. Each school is uniquely designed to address the distinct needs of the populations they serve.


Group meetings will be dispersed throughout the day while continuing core class curriculums (math, science, social studies, and English). Each student will be given the opportunity, skills, and support to catch up or exceed his or her academic standing. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with group recovery check-in, and end at 4:30 p.m. with a vision to return sober and ready to learn. Villa educators will teach classes and students will have the opportunity to study online through a recognized program. The program goal is to enable high school students to safely, and with guidance, focus on recovery while continuing their education.


McShin Academy serves high school students who are struggling with a Substance Use Disorder and need a small, nurturing environment. This includes students having difficulty in the home school environment, or those who have completed their stay at treatment centers need additional supports.


We are here to help. For a tour and details about the admissions process, please call Honesty Liller at 804-249-1845, or the St. Joseph’s Villa Admissions Office at 804-553-3241.

McShin Academy at St. Joseph’s Villa is located at 8000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

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