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How To Help Your Kids Deal With Their Anxiety

Posted on December 5, 2019
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. An important thing to keep in mind is that getting help dealing with anxiety doesn’t ...Read More

Aspiring student entrepreneur builds portfolio while helping peers

Posted on November 20, 2019
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 making a difference to other students. The Villa Shoppe is a place where clients in ...Read More

Common School Phobia Causes In 2019

Posted on November 6, 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 to anxiety. School phobia is the fear that commonly prompts the behavior of school refusal ...Read More

School Refusal Behavior In Teens

Posted on October 31, 2019
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 serious condition. A growing body of research shows that many adolescents struggle with school refusal, ...Read More

Ways To Afford Private School On A Budget

Posted on July 8, 2019
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 budget can be challenging, to say the least. 10 Ways to Afford Private School Tuition ...Read More

Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

Posted on June 20, 2019
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!

Student projects: Advanced Biology

Posted on March 11, 2019
Great work by our students!    

Parent’s Guide To Treating School Refusal Symptoms

Posted on December 28, 2018
If your child shows signs of school refusal, you might wish you knew someone who has walked a mile in your shoes – or maybe 10 miles. But school refusal isn’t commonly known, so you may feel alone. And you’ll likely wish you had somewhere to turn for simple advice. Understanding School Refusal Symptoms Consider this guide the place for simple advice on understanding and treating school refusal symptoms. Here, ...Read More

Why Your Teenager Won’t Go To School

Posted on July 5, 2018
Many teenagers face anxiety or fears regarding school, ranging from stress over a big test to worries that their crush will turn down their dance invitation. For some, however, these anxious and stressful feelings are serious enough to lead the teen to repeatedly miss school. The habit of avoiding school because the experience is stressful, fear-inducing intimidating or emotionally distressing is known as school refusal. If your teenager won’t go ...Read More

One family, two generations, unlimited potential with Brook Road Academy

Posted on April 19, 2018
The academic and social pressures of high school can overwhelm any student. For ninth grader Mason, those pressures compounded when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgery was a success, but left Mason having to re-learn some speech and motor skills. His confidence was lost and school became a major source of anxiety. Just talking about it was often stressful enough to bring him to tears. Mason’s step dad, ...Read More