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Brook Road Academy to begin Career Choices curriculum for 8th & 9th graders

Brook Road Academy is initiating a new program for our 8th and 9th grade students known as Career Choices.  Career Choices is an award-winning curriculum that engages students in an interactive learning process to prepare them for life after graduation as well as explore possible career options. This new curriculum aligns with our school philosophy of helping […]

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I’m Not Sure Public School Is Right for My Child

Are you concerned that your child doesn’t quite “fit” in public school? Many students thrive in the public school setting, but some just don’t. Every parent wants their children to have the best possible education and finding a school that is right for your child is more difficult than analyzing test scores and curriculum. There […]

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Benefits Of Small Class Sizes

It isn’t uncommon for traditional public schools to have 25 or more students in a class. Even for students who do well in school, parents often wonder if their child is getting lost in the shuffle. While some children, and teachers, do just fine in large classes, others need a smaller setting for a variety […]

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Should You Switch Schools Mid-Year?

Some students do well in a “traditional” school program and others just don’t. Maybe their school is “too big” or “impersonal.” Maybe you hear “the other kids aren’t like me” or “the teachers don’t like me.”  Regardless of the reason considering switch your child’s school, especially mid-year, is rarely an easy decision. Sometimes you don’t […]

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Students hold food drive for FeedMore

Brook Road Academy students are making days merry and bright with a truckload of food to donate to FeedMore.  We’re so proud of their service to our community this season!  Many thanks to all who participated and contributed to help families in need.

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Author Garth Callaghan brings holiday cheer with Star Wars party

Garth Callaghan, known nationwide as The Napkin Notes Dad, visited Brook Road Academy in full Jedi apparel with a special holiday gift to impart to students: Star Wars toys. Why is Garth called The Napkin Notes Dad?  Every day since his daughter Emma was in kindergarten, Garth wrote an inspirational note on a napkin and sent it […]

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My Child Is Smart But Hates School

In most public education systems teaching methods are geared towards the majority. Schools just aren’t equipped to employ alternative educational models for students who learn in a different way, or need individualized attention. Students that don’t learn effectively in a public school environment are often viewed as not as smart as the others, disruptive, unproductive, […]

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My Child Is Smart But Hates School

In most public education systems teaching methods are geared towards the majority. Schools just aren’t equipped to employ alternative educational models for students who learn in a different way, or need individualized attention. Students that don’t learn effectively in a public school environment are often viewed as not as smart as the others, disruptive, unproductive, […]

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The Villa Mile: fitness fun for students and faculty

The Villa One Mile – a mile loop around the St. Joseph’s Villa campus – brought students and faculty from all Villa schools together for a fun day of fitness. Everyone had a blast! We’re proud of all our runners. Fun facts about the mile The word “mile” comes from the Latin word for 1000, mille, […]

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Brook Road Academy joins in Richmond bike race excitement

Richmond, Virginia was put on the international map since it was announced that the city would host the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. When the Elite Men’s 33-mile time trials took racers just up the street from their school, Brook Road Academy teachers and students gathered among hundreds of Richmonders to watch. Talk about a once in […]

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