At Brook Road Academy, we value each student as an individual. Enrollment is deliberately capped at 50 students to create an intimate learning environment where they can reach their full potential.
Small class sizes lend themselves to our non-traditional curriculum, a key component of which is our conversational approach. The conversational approach helps students build confidence about voicing their opinions. It helps students learn important interpersonal and decision-making skills, and prepare for life after school.
First, Brook Road’s faculty constantly model effective, appropriate communication. They make eye contact, speak with authority, and voice opinions. They also acknowledge that others may have different opinions, and that those matter too. Faculty describe their thought processes in detail to show how they arrive at a conclusion. This helps our students develop their own communication skills.
We keep the class sizes small so everyone can join the discussion. If you drop in on a typical class you will see how our teachers make a special point of welcoming a wide range of opinions. Students learn that it’s okay to take a chance. Brook Road teachers don’t lecture. They lead “a discussion among equals” that invites participation.
All students benefit from Brook Road Academy’s conversational approach, and students with diagnoses including ADHD, depression, school phobia and Asperger’s Syndrome realize even more benefit, as the school provides opportunities for positive social interactions that they just won’t find in most other schools.
Technology is an integral part of education at Brook Road Academy. We use an online curriculum where classroom content is accessed through Chromebooks. The use of technology is designed to enhance our students’ learning experience and prepare them for post-secondary education and careers.
If you’re looking at a new school, please consider Brook Road Academy and its conversational approach. Contact us through the website, call us at 804-553-3241, or come for a visit. We’d love to talk.
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UPDATE (Monday, March 23): In compliance with Governor Northam's decision, Brook Road Academy will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We will communicate more information in
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy It is unbelievable that we are already in second week of March. Spring Break countdown is in effect!!! Let me recap a few