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Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Brook Road Academy (Oct. 25)

Posted on September 4, 2014
Looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Join us Saturday, October 25 for the second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K benefiting Brook Road Academy! Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the campus of St. Joseph's Villa with Halloween-themed fun for all ages.  Proceeds support the science and technology programs that enrich the education of our middle and high school students. Great Prizes! Live Music! Halloween Costume Contest! Scenic Flat Course! Professional Timing T-shirts ...Read More

Discovering biodiversity at Brook Road Academy

Posted on May 14, 2014
The following post was written by Sarah Croscutt, science teacher at Brook Road Academy. As the life science teacher at Brook Road Academy and a current student in the graduate program for Environmental Science at Christopher Newport University, I have examined extensively the topic of biodiversity, the abundance and variety of living organisms in an environment. Over half of the global human population lives in urban environments. Urbanization results in ...Read More

College acceptances arriving in droves

Posted on March 5, 2014
Please join us in congratulating Brook Road Academy’s Class of 2014…to date members of the class have been accepted to the following schools: Hollins University (with scholarship) J. Sargeant Reynolds Mary Washington Meredith Randolph-Macon (recipient of the Dean’s Award) Virginia Wesleyan (with scholarship) Warren Wilson Washington College (with scholarship) And the acceptance season has just begun. Stay tuned!

Join us for Derby Day in RVA to benefit Brook Road Academy!

Posted on February 17, 2014
The inaugural Derby Day in RVA promises to make the 140th "Run for the Roses" one you won't forget!  Join us in the central garden of St. Joseph's Villa (8000 Brook Road) to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style.  We'll have a live viewing of the race, live music by Susan Greenbaum, ladies' hat contest, catering by Mosaic, welcome mint juleps, games and more! Your attendance will benefit the technology program of Brook Road ...Read More

Trick-or-Trot 5K fundraiser makes debut!

Posted on October 26, 2013
We’d like to give a special thanks to the parent volunteers who put together this amazing fundraising event for Brook Road Academy! A fun time was had by all ages as participants sported their Halloween costumes and enjoyed a scenic run/walk around St. Joseph’s Villa. Thanks also to The Martin Agency for designing our event logo, and to everyone who came out to support our school. Your gifts help us ...Read More

What does it mean to be “successful”?

Posted on October 11, 2013
It’s our firm belief at Brook Road Academy that education is more than teaching the academics. It’s about promoting and supporting the growth of the whole person–emotionally, physically and socially. For more than a decade we’ve created a unique space where students can be themselves and forge their own pathways in education. Today research shows that increasing student engagement and reducing undue pressure in the classroom–like we do here–is helping ...Read More

Join Coffee & Conversation with Brook Road’s Head of Academy

Posted on October 3, 2013
The first Thursday of each month, we invite our parents take part in open discussions with our Head of Academy Elisabeth Rigsby about topics relating to their students’ lives. The monthly topics are proposed by parents. They range anywhere from moderating a child’s computer obsession to helping them deal with depression to creating a healthy homework space. If you have a concern or just want to learn more about the ...Read More

The Importance of Early Treatment in Autism

Posted on February 28, 2013
Post written by Dr. Ken Macurik, Director of Developmental Disabilities at St. Joseph’s Villa and Doctoral Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst Modern research shows that early behavioral services may improve overall functioning and produce significant gains in IQ for children with autism who enter treatment at 2 to 3 years of age. With the recommended screening age for autism spectrum disorders recently being lowered to 18 months, there is an ...Read More

Day Treatment Spring Break a Success!

Posted on May 7, 2012
Children in the Villa's Therapeutic Day Treatment had a wonderful Spring Break, as they got to go on lots of great field trips.  On Thursday, chidren who had earned the privilege through their good behavior and success with the pogram went to an area Putt-Putt as a reward and on Friday, they were able to visit the go-kart track!  Way to go, guys!

Spring Break is LOTS of Fun at Day Support!

Posted on May 7, 2012
Spring Break is a great time for kids, and it’s no exception at the Villa!  Especially if you are in the Villa’s Day Support program!  The program uses themes throughout the week to make each day special, and there were several field trips out into the community to explore the themes in greater depth.  At right, Tye Williamson, the program’s recreational therapist, is shown helping the children with their athletic skills.  What ...Read More

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