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

Posted on October 28, 2016
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 of 32 gold medals.  He was a huge hit with our students, and we thank him ...Read More

Brook Road Academy expands art instruction and electives

Posted on October 24, 2016
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 use of art elements and design principals. Students also have the option to explore all ...Read More

New carpentry class takes flight

Posted on October 13, 2016
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!

Education Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Posted on September 29, 2016
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 help your child thrive in school and build on their passion for education. Thankfully, there ...Read More

New additions in art education at Brook Road

Posted on September 13, 2016
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!  

School renovations to be complete for new year

Posted on August 25, 2016
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.

Is private school better than public school?

Posted on June 29, 2016
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 to a final decision. In fact, according to Great Schools and Harris Interactive’s study, nearly ...Read More

Students hike the James River Loop

Posted on May 19, 2016
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 cites five key ways which exposure to the natural environment is beneficial to human health: enhanced ...Read More

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

Posted on May 11, 2016
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 Chess Tournament Champions Music Reviews Rebuttals in Critical Reading and more! Click here to download the ...Read More

Students take field trip to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Posted on May 9, 2016
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 used in the artistic process will be highly valued by employers in the coming years. As Albert ...Read More



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