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How To Help Your Kids Deal With Their Anxiety

Decades ago, if kids showed signs of anxiety, they were told to shape up, focus and move on. Symptoms were dismissed; feelings were suppressed. Thankfully, we know better now. And more importantly, parents are empowered to help their kids at home. Learning how to help kids with anxiety can be a confusing and daunting task. […]

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School Refusal Tips for Parents

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 […]

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Aspiring student entrepreneur builds portfolio while helping peers

Sam, a senior at Brook Road Academy, dreams of opening his own graphic or fashion design business. With help from the Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS), he has fine-tuned his goals and worked toward them in our newest job training center, the Villa Shoppe. His contributions there have allowed his creativity to shine, while […]

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Common School Phobia Causes In 2019

Common School Phobia Causes In 2019 The term “school phobia” was first coined in 1941 to describe a severe state of emotional distress that led to children’s absence from school. While it was thought of as a syndrome back then, school phobia is now thought of as a symptom of a deeper problem, usually related […]

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School Refusal Behavior In Teens

Raising teens isn’t easy, as adolescents navigate relationships, learn who they are becoming, excel in their strengths and grapple with their weaknesses. Dealing with school can bring about particular challenges. Teens might forget homework, avoid friends, or even refuse to attend school. Parents might think they’re just being defiant, but some behaviors suggest a more […]

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Ways To Afford Private School On A Budget

Private school tuition can be expensive, especially for families that are on a budget. However, 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 a […]

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2 Common School Transfer Reasons

For most children, their school becomes their entire universe. They make friends in school, they learn and adapt to new people in school, they may even make a few enemies in school. They develop interests too like sports or chess and are able to get a good education in the process. In some cases, the […]

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Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

From all of us at Brook Road Academy and St. Joseph’s Villa, we wish you the best in your next exciting chapter. We’re so proud of you!

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Is Private School Tuition Tax Deductible? [2019]

Private school tuition can be costly, which means that many parents seek out different ways to help them save a bit of money on their children’s primary and secondary school education. One question parents ask is if they can receive federal tax deductions for private school tuition. Discover the answer to this question as well […]

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Student projects: Advanced Biology

Great work by our students!    

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