What Does Our School Offer?
Serves grades 6-12, operated by Office of Diversion and Transition Programs with certified teachers, school counselor, principal, and all programs meeting content standards.
Iconic Culinary Arts Program.
Low student/teacher ratio.
Designed for individual needs with a focus on meeting graduation requirements from home school district.
Level system prior to public school eligibility.
HSE on-grounds testing site.
Transition Specialists in place to assist residents in re-entry to the public school system.
Once public school eligible, residents attend:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, grades 6-8
Greenbrier East High School, grades 9-12
Mrs. Rebecca Smith, Principal
Davis Stuart School
163 Cottage Drive
Lewisburg, WV 24901
(304) 647-4909 fax
Davis Stuart is proud to offer an on-grounds school at our main campus in Lewisburg.
Davis Stuart School Certified as Trauma-Informed Resilient School
On Monday, February 15, 2021, Davis Stuart School became the first school in West Virginia to complete the certification as a Trauma-Informed Resilient School.
To obtain certification in providing trauma-informed classroom instruction, as well as learning about strategies for fostering resilience in students, all school personnel had to complete 30 hours of training and pass the certification exam. This means that the secretary, principal, teachers, transition specialists, and school counselor individually took three of the classes online taught by Starr Commonwealth instructors, and then participated in two classes taught by trainers JoDonna Burdoff, Andy Guthrie and Mitch Gould. The training started in early August, and was completed on Feb. 15.
Starr Commonwealth has been in existence a little longer than Davis Stuart. Starting in 1913, the facility began with the work of Floyd Starr, who purchased the property that became Starr Commonwealth, to create a refuge for “homeless, dependent, neglected and delinquent boys.”
According to promotional material for the coursework, “The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, and promoting play are presented. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.”
While the training has been offered to all schools that are a part of West Virginia Schools of Diversion and Transition, only two schools are now fully certified in the program although many teachers and counselors have undergone the process. To be certified, all personnel employed at the school must be certified, including support staff.
Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center, located in Mount Hope, WV, completed their certification process on Tuesday, February 16. Both Davis-Stuart School and Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center made the decision in August to complete the certification as a professional goal.