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New additions in art education at Brook Road

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!  

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Helping kids cope with concern

Experiencing fear and worry from time to time is normal for adults and children alike and different personality traits cause some kids worry more than others. Teaching kids to cope with their concerns is a valuable lesson that can increase their confidence and sense of optimism. The soon approaching school year is a great time […]

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School renovations to be complete for new year

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.

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Tips for transitioning to a new school

The new school year is right around the corner! For many students the start of a new school year is exciting, it’s a fresh start and your child may be looking forward to seeing friends with whom they’ve lost touch over the summer. Other students, particularly those beginning the school year at a new school, […]

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Video: Teon turns over a new leaf

After being placed out of public school for behavioral issues, Teon learned to manage his emotions and gained self-confidence through Therapeutic Day Treatment at St. Joseph’s Villa. He returned to his public school for fifth grade and finished the year as an award-winning student. Teon received the school’s LAMP Award (Library, Arts, Music & PE) for […]

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What do you do if your child is bullied at school?

Finding out that your child is being bullied is upsetting and far more common than you may realize. You may feel helpless to stop the abuse, but there are many things you can do to help make the situation better, as well as some things that you shouldn’t do. So how do you stop bullying? […]

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SJV back-to-school clothing drive at Fox & Hound’s Christmas in July celebration (7/23)

We’re so excited to be the beneficiary of Fox & Hound’s Christmas in July celebration this Saturday, July 23 where a back-to-school clothing drive will be held for Villa kids! The clothing drive will last all day with lots of fun in between, including a School of Rock performance at 2 p.m., visit from Santa […]

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The impact of large schools on education

The current trend is to build large schools to accommodate lots of students. One of the most compelling arguments for building larger schools is that it makes more sense economically. And with housing and mixed-use development booming in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield over the past few years, it seems obvious that we need bigger schools […]

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CASA for the Villa to enhance student health and well-being

St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) have enjoyed a longstanding partnership in serving the community’s most vulnerable children. The Villa campus has hosted CASA’s Superhero Run for the past seven years, and now, thanks to CASA, our campus will soon have a new resource to enhance the physical and mental health of […]

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Is private school better than public school?

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 […]

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