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How quality family time affects academics

If you’re like most families, time is precious. Between school, work and extracurricular activities, your family members are likely running in four different directions on any given day. You may feel that you rarely get a chance to connect to your children due to busy schedules, and you’re not alone, but researchers agree that spending […]

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The Importance of Sleep on Education

Sleep is important. Most people recognize that sleep has an impact on your overall mood and ability to focus, yet the actual value of sleep is often overlooked, especially when compared to studying, working and even recreation. There are many reasons students become sleep deprived, such as busy schedules, demanding deadlines, working late, and waking […]

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Caring for mind and body through yoga

Every Friday at Brook Road Academy, students have the opportunity to participate in a session of yoga. A study from Duke University Medical Center suggests that yoga can benefit those living with depression, anxiety, and sleep issues, helping them feel calm and relaxed. Parents are able to join too! Even students who have never done yoga before have recognized its positive […]

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Brook Road students perform in University of Richmond Twelfth Night production

On the evening of Friday, December 2, Brook Road Academy students took the stage in front of a large crowd at the St. Joseph’s Villa chapel.  They were joined by University of Richmond students to perform an act of Williams Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as part of the Jepson Shakespeare Project. Through our Career and Transition Services, Villa […]

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When should I give my child a cell phone?

If you have a child who does not yet have a phone, odds are it’s on their wish list. If your child is in middle or high school, he or she probably seems relentless in their pursuit to own a phone. There is no denying that cell phones are a part of our daily lives […]

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Students learn culinary arts through Career Readiness program

Brook Road Academy students interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts recently visited Sub Rosa Bakery in Church Hill as part of our Career Readiness program.  Students learned about the industry directly from local baking expert bakers and even got to do some hands-on food preparation.  It was a fantastic experience! Community partners like […]

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5 Tips to Make Applying for College Easier

Brook Road Academy is a college prep school and we expect our students to go on to college. In fact, 100% of our recent graduates went on to college or junior college. So, what’s the secret to getting into college? The truth is that there is no secret, but there is help! Getting accepted to […]

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How parental involvement affects education

There are a variety of factors that contribute to a student’s educational success, such as attendance, study habits, sleep habits, testing abilities, etc. Additionally, many research studies have shown that parental involvement has a positive effect on student’s academic and behavioral performance in school. Regardless of income or background, research, such as the Harvard Family […]

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Gold medal Olympic coach Rett Larson shares Rio experience with Brook Road

Rett Larson, gold medal-winning coach of the Chinese Olympic women’s diving team, visited Brook Road Academy as a guest speaker to share his experiences in Rio.  Larson led the diving team’s performance coaches and physical therapists at the 2016 Olympic Games.  Over the past 4 Olympic Games, Chinese divers have won 40 out of a possible 48 medals, including 24 […]

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Brook Road Academy expands art instruction and electives

Studies have shown that education in the arts provides students with many academic and non-academic benefits.  It connects students with one another, teaches students to be self-directed learners, promotes cognitive development, and creates an environment of discovery.  In George’s Fisher’s art class, students have been working on 3D masks to strengthen their skills in the […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: BROOK ROAD ACADEMY CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR – READ MORE