Why Your Teenager Won’t Go To School

Brook Road Academy, posted on July 5, 2018

Many teenagers face anxiety or fears regarding school, ranging from stress over a big test to worries that their crush will turn down their dance invitation. For some, however, these anxious and stressful feelings are serious enough to lead the teen to repeatedly miss school. The habit of avoiding school because the experience is stressful, […]

School Refusal Tips for Parents

Brook Road Academy, posted on June 26, 2018

If your child is experiencing anxiety going to school, believe it or not, it’s more common than you think. In most cases, symptoms of school refusal include a child that complains of physical symptoms right before it is time to go to school or a child that is constantly visiting the school nurse. If you […]

School Refusal Fact Sheet

Brook Road Academy, posted on May 22, 2018

According to the ADAA, as many as five in 100 school-age children refuse to attend school. What happens when that child is yours? School refusal can happen for a variety of reasons and presents challenges for both you and your child. Since school participation is important for your child, it’s necessary to understand the facts […]

Ways To Afford Private School On A Budget

Brook Road Academy, posted on May 17, 2018

Private school tuition can be expensive, especially for families that are on a budget. However, a private school education is generally well worth the cost when you think of it as an investment in your child. While this may make it easier to accept the cost, figuring out how to actually afford tuition payments on […]

How to Overcome School Phobia

Brook Road Academy, posted on April 24, 2018

Weekday mornings are when the symptoms usually appear. You’ve woken up with a headache or stomach in knots. A doctor can’t find any physical reason for you to feel this way so often. Maybe you are excessively tired and had trouble getting to sleep the night before with nightmares disrupting your sleep. Perhaps you feel […]

One family, two generations, unlimited potential with Brook Road Academy

Brook Road Academy, posted on April 19, 2018

The academic and social pressures of high school can overwhelm any student. For ninth grader Mason, those pressures compounded when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgery was a success, but left Mason having to re-learn some speech and motor skills. His confidence was lost and school became a major source of anxiety. Just […]

How To Choose A Private School In Richmond, VA

Brook Road Academy, posted on February 16, 2018

Choosing the right private school for your child can be a difficult decision. The Richmond area offers a number of private school options, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. 5 Factors For Comparing Private School Options You have many factors to weigh when determining which school best addresses your educational concerns and fits your […]

How to afford private school

Brook Road Academy, posted on January 2, 2018

There are no two ways about it, private schools aren’t cheap. Sending your children to private school is an investment, an investment in their future, but don’t get scared off by the inital sticker shock. A private school education may actually be easier to fit into the family budget than you think. Here are a […]

Jonathan thrives at Brook Road Academy

Brook Road Academy, posted on December 7, 2017

Jonathan has always been a bright student, but struggled in a larger school setting. To help him reach his potential and make the most of his education, Jonathan’s mother Cassandra sought help at Brook Road Academy. Hear in Cassandra’s own words how Brook Road Academy made a difference for Jonathan and his family: If you […]

Brook Road Academy welcomes first international student

Brook Road Academy, posted on November 27, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Linh, who comes to us from Vietman, to the Brook Road Academy community! Linh is Brook Road Academy’s first-ever international student. In her eleventh grade year, Linh wanted to continue her education in America. After attending a large high school in Vietnam, she felt the smaller class sizes at Brook Road Academy […]

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