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Should You Switch Schools Mid-Year?

Some students do well in a “traditional” school program and others just don’t. Maybe their school is “too big” or “impersonal.” Maybe you hear “the other kids aren’t like me” or “the teachers don’t like me.”  Regardless of the reason considering switch your child’s school, especially mid-year, is rarely an easy decision. Sometimes you don’t […]

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Students hold food drive for FeedMore

Brook Road Academy students are making days merry and bright with a truckload of food to donate to FeedMore.  We’re so proud of their service to our community this season!  Many thanks to all who participated and contributed to help families in need.

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Author Garth Callaghan brings holiday cheer with Star Wars party

Garth Callaghan, known nationwide as The Napkin Notes Dad, visited Brook Road Academy in full Jedi apparel with a special holiday gift to impart to students: Star Wars toys. Why is Garth called The Napkin Notes Dad?  Every day since his daughter Emma was in kindergarten, Garth wrote an inspirational note on a napkin and sent it […]

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My Child Is Smart But Hates School

In most public education systems teaching methods are geared towards the majority. Schools just aren’t equipped to employ alternative educational models for students who learn in a different way, or need individualized attention. Students that don’t learn effectively in a public school environment are often viewed as not as smart as the others, disruptive, unproductive, […]

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The Villa Mile: fitness fun for students and faculty

The Villa One Mile – a mile loop around the St. Joseph’s Villa campus – brought students and faculty from all Villa schools together for a fun day of fitness. Everyone had a blast! We’re proud of all our runners. Fun facts about the mile The word “mile” comes from the Latin word for 1000, mille, […]

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Brook Road Academy joins in Richmond bike race excitement

Richmond, Virginia was put on the international map since it was announced that the city would host the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. When the Elite Men’s 33-mile time trials took racers just up the street from their school, Brook Road Academy teachers and students gathered among hundreds of Richmonders to watch. Talk about a once in […]

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Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Brook Road Academy (October 17, 2015)

Join us Saturday, October 17 for the third annual Trick-or-Trot 5K benefiting Brook Road Academy! Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa with Halloween-themed fun for all ages. Proceeds support the programs that enrich the education of our middle and high school students. Great prizes for top finishers in all […]

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Back-to-school tips to give your child a safe and healthy year

The start of a new school year is one of the most exciting times for us at Brook Road Academy.  As we prepare to welcome students back to our school, we encourage families to become familiar with key health and safety information that has been prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Our teachers and faculty […]

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Congrats to our college bound seniors!

We’re so proud of our Class of 2015!  This is an exciting time of year for all of us at Brook Road Academy as we celebrate our seniors’ acceptance into college. HUGE congratulations to our students who have been accepted at the following to date: Cabrini College Ferrum College Green Mountain College J. Sargeant Reynolds Community […]

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Coping with stress when your child has a chronic illness or disability

“As tough as parenting can be, it becomes even more difficult when our children are diagnosed with a chronic illness or disability. Taking care of your own physical and emotional health is an important part of providing support for your child.” This comprehensive article by Fawne Hansen, a health coach specializing in stress-related conditions, identifies […]

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