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Private School vs. Montessori

You have many options when choosing a school for your child. There are many different types of education philosophies and approaches and you will have to determine which style is the best fit for your child. Parents often wonder if an alternative approach may be better for their kids, particularly if you’ve had a negative […]

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Students hike the James River Loop

This week, for their People and Nature class, Ben Walters and Sarah Croscutt took students on a hiking trip to the James River Loop. The loop combines the five major downtown trails (Belle Isle, Buttermilk, Buttermilk Heights, Forest Hill Park and North Bank) and can range between 8 and 13 miles, depending on the route taken. The Institute for Outdoor Learning […]

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Read the May issue of our student newsletter, the Brook Road Beat

We’re excited to present the latest issue of the Brook Road Beat, where you can find out the school’s latest news straight from our students. A special shout out goes to all of our students who contributed to this issue! You’ll read about: Our students’ awesome hydroponics project in the learning garden Senior Graham Olsen’s computer lab mural […]

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Students take field trip to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Students in Charles Barfield’s Culture Class took a field trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to view up-close the works of famous artists, painters and, sculptors who they have been studying in class this past semester. Many of our students have a passion for the arts. Several recent studies have shown that the creativity and innovation […]

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Senior spruces up computer lab with hand-painted mural

Senior and artist Graham Olsen decided that he would share his talents with Brook Road Academy and paint a mural on the wall of the school’s computer lab. Graham is looking to pursue his passion for art at a two-year school next fall. His attention to detail is amazing!

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What is an IEP and why would my child need one?

You are involved in your child’s education, you ensure homework gets done, attend field trips and help prepare for tests, but what happens if your child struggles despite their, and your, best efforts? Students who have trouble learning or live with a disability can receive help through an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). What is an […]

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Students give back to Richmond animal shelter

Through the Career and Transition Services (CATS) of St. Joseph’s Villa, Brook Road Academy students have begun volunteering with Richmond Animal Care and Control. Students help the shelter provide care to adoptable pets while learning valuable job skills and about careers working with animals. Our CATS staff is always looking for new ways to help our students engage […]

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Is your child struggling socially in school?

The teenage years are often thought of as a carefree time full of opportunity and free from responsibility, but adults often forget about the social pressures that come along with adolescence. Making and keeping friends is a learned behavior and some teens are naturally socially successful while others need more practice and guidance. Kids begin […]

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Guitar Club launches at Brook Road

Brook Road Academy held its first Guitar Club meeting with volunteer and VCU Music School graduate Justin Smith.  This weekly club is open to students of all skill levels who are interested in learning to play different styles of music, use proper techniques, and play in an ensemble. We’re pleased to offer Guitar Club to our school’s […]

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Is my child ready for high school?

The beginning of high school is one of the biggest transitions of your child’s academic career. Your child will be challenged both academically and socially, so it’s only natural for parents to wonder if their child is ready. Knowing what is expected will help you prepare them for the trials that lay before them. What […]

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