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New carpentry class takes flight

This past month Israel Melendez’s Carpentry class has been working very hard to construct a set of end tables. Every 9 weeks the class will choose a new building project, and students will be introduced to beginner-level carpentry skills.  Great work, guys!

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Education Opportunities Outside the Classroom

School is a vital part of your child’s overall education, but it is not the only place your child can learn. The most successful students have a thirst for knowledge and providing interactive teaching opportunities outside of the classroom nurtures their appreciation for learning. Expose your children to as many meaningful experiences as possible to […]

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Teaching safe practices online

The internet is an amazing thing, literally a world of information right at our fingertips. Technology today allows us to break through the barriers of the past and make incredible leaps in education. Unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous place, especially for unsuspecting kids and teens. Teaching proper online safety precautions can go a […]

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New additions in art education at Brook Road

Brook Road Academy is pleased to welcome George Fisher, a full-time art teacher for the 2016-17 school year. George is a local accomplished artist who has more than 10 years in art education.  He will teach areas including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics.  We’re very excited about this new offering for our students!  

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Helping kids cope with concern

Experiencing fear and worry from time to time is normal for adults and children alike and different personality traits cause some kids worry more than others. Teaching kids to cope with their concerns is a valuable lesson that can increase their confidence and sense of optimism. The soon approaching school year is a great time […]

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School renovations to be complete for new year

It’s been a busy summer at Brook Road Academy! We’re excited to share that the building has undergone renovations while students have been away, including new lighting, carpets, furnishings and fresh paint. We can’t wait to welcome students back to our new and improved school! Here’s a sneak peek.

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Tips for transitioning to a new school

The new school year is right around the corner! For many students the start of a new school year is exciting, it’s a fresh start and your child may be looking forward to seeing friends with whom they’ve lost touch over the summer. Other students, particularly those beginning the school year at a new school, […]

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What do you do if your child is bullied at school?

Finding out that your child is being bullied is upsetting and far more common than you may realize. You may feel helpless to stop the abuse, but there are many things you can do to help make the situation better, as well as some things that you shouldn’t do. So how do you stop bullying? […]

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The impact of large schools on education

The current trend is to build large schools to accommodate lots of students. One of the most compelling arguments for building larger schools is that it makes more sense economically. And with housing and mixed-use development booming in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield over the past few years, it seems obvious that we need bigger schools […]

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Is private school better than public school?

Private or public, that’s the million-dollar question! And one that has raged between parents for decades. Every parent is forced to make hard decisions to ensure their children have the best possible chance to achieve success in adulthood. Comparing public vs private schools can be a little overwhelming and it’s not always easy to come […]

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