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Applied Physics students rebuild outdoor classroom

Retired Brook Road Academy physics teacher Dan Hansen (right) volunteers his time to teach an Applied Physics elective class.  Our students are enjoying hands-on learning activities, like rebuilding the school’s outdoor classroom in time for spring!

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Culinary Arts program prepares students for working world

The wide variety of amenities and resources available on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa provide our students with learning experiences outside of the classroom that they might not find anywhere else. One longstanding favorite is the test kitchen in the Villa’s Culinary Arts Center.  Here, Brook Road Academy students can learn how to use kitchen equipment, gain food […]

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What is a non-traditional curriculum high school?

If your child is not thriving in a traditional high school you might be wondering what alternative education options are available to you. Perhaps you feel that the standardized curriculum has a narrow focus and you’d like your son to explore personal areas of interest. Maybe your daughter seems to be more engaged in her […]

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Students get a feel for the college experience on VCU tour

Through the Villa’s Career and Transition Services program, Brook Road Academy students toured Virginia Commonwealth University with Head of Academy Jeff Carretto, and learned first-hand from VCU student volunteers about life on a college campus.  Our students attended a college class, ate in the dining hall, and participated in a project where they worked on their presentation […]

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Student artists’ work to be displayed in ART 180 exhibition

Instructors from ART 180 visited Brook Road Academy each week throughout the fall semester to provide our students’ with a fun and therapeutic outlet for self-expression.  With their help, students had the opportunity to explore their identity and emotions through photography. They had a great time learning different art techniques, while learning about themselves at the same […]

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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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COVID-19 UPDATE: BROOK ROAD ACADEMY CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR – READ MORE