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Education is at the heart of everything we do.

From academic education to college prep and job training, we tailor our approach to each student’s learning style. Our instructional team is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and is passionate about helping our students learn, grow and thrive.

Brook Road Academy

Brook Road Academy is a non-traditional, college-preparatory private school serving grades 7-12. We provide holistic education for a diverse group of students who haven’t been successful in traditional classrooms. To maintain a personalized learning environment, we cap total school enrollment at 50 students. This allows teachers to focus on the individual needs, interests and strengths of our students while building strong relationships with their families.

At Brook Road Academy, learning is about engagement. Our conversational approach helps students gain confidence in expressing their opinions and develop traits of self-advocacy, collaboration, problem solving and leadership that last a lifetime. As a result, students’ GPAs typically increase from previous schools and many move on to higher education.

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Dooley School at St. Joseph’s Villa

Dooley School is one of our longest-running services. We are small enough to meet the individual needs of students and large enough to provide a high quality educational and social experience. As a K-12 school, we primarily serve students diagnosed with emotional disabilities, specific learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and other health impairments. Staff-to-student ratio ranges from 1:6 to 1:8 depending on disabilities being served in the classroom.

Local school systems place students with Dooley School to help address academic and behavioral challenges. Counselors on staff help students develop self-esteem, learn how to build relationships and be successful in their community.

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Dooley Center for Alternative Education

Dooley Center for Alternative Education serves middle and high school students who have been suspended or expelled from public school, or are returning from a state learning center. The curriculum covers all areas of academic study while stressing the importance of making positive choices and providing students with support and guidance within a structured environment. We strive to help students successfully transition back to their public schools. Staff-to-student ratio is 1:10.

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Recent News

NBC12 awards teacher Michelle Hughey for Excellence in Education

Teacher Michelle Hughey has changed hundreds of lives at our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism over the past 13 years. For her unrelenting dedication and compassion, NBC12 surprised her with

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Andrea & Clarence

Housing changed everything for Clarence

When Clarence lost his home, he lost his self-esteem with it. He felt so ashamed of having nowhere to stay that he cut ties with his family for eight years.

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Villa Grocery

Introducing Richmond's newest supermarket: The Villa Grocery

Every year the Villa's culinary services provide 115,000 meals to students at no cost to their families. But when they're out of school, many don't know how or when they'll

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