Education

School is traditionally one of the most stressful areas for kids with behavioral issues. At The Barry Robinson Center, we have a fully accredited K-12 school. Half our teachers are licensed in special education, while other teachers are licensed in specific content areas. Our goal is to give residents a new outlook on the classroom while they work toward their individual treatment goals.

Small Classes, Big Results

With a small class size and a 3:1 ratio of staff to students, we are able to provide in-depth instruction for every single resident. Our educational model blends with our holistic approach to treatment, providing yet another way to reach children and better understand their individual needs.

Our teachers work together with other staff members to provide a 360-degree treatment plan. Staff collaborates to solve problems and seek new and innovative ways to connect children and knowledge. Forming those bridges between the various treatment aspects is what makes The Center such a truly special place. No matter what activity a resident is doing, it is connected to his or her treatment and overall well-being.

Teachers at The Center have the same rigorous academic standards as public schools. They gauge students’ motivations and attitudes and find ways to help them be productive. We also collaborate with a child’s public school teachers and parents to determine what issues the child faced in the classroom so we can find the best setting and curriculum for that child.

Residents take part in a traditional school day. We make every effort to keep them on track with their classmates at their public schools. In the summer, we provide enrichment programs that encourage kids to have fun and learn. Summer enrichment might include studying nature on our beautiful 32-acre campus or analyzing how machines work in the kitchen. We create a large number of opportunities to explore topics such as science and math.

TESTIMONIALS

One family's story from crisis to hope. We are your typical American family; happily married parents, four kids, and a dog. In the early weeks of 2016, we found ourselves in a family crisis like none other we had …
What a great performance today by the Voices of Pride! Everyone really enjoyed the singing performance by the children. The BRC children were respectful and helpful to the staff and residents at The Memory Center. …
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate the communication from The Barry Robinson Center. It makes me happy that I am able to feel comfortable calling Rodney and asking these questions, getting his …
I wanted to respond to your email once I arrived home and got situated. I had a wonderful trip. Everything couldn't have gone better if I had planned it. Every interaction that I had with staff, my time with my …
I want to thank you all. I have met a few families at the Ronald McDonald House staying there to tour The Barry Robinson Center and I've told them how amazing you all have been and the amazing difference you've made with …
I am sitting at the airport in Virginia thinking about the wonderful weekend I spent with my daughter. It was not perfect, and started a bit rocky, but the recovery was quick which enabled us to spend some quality time …
We were tremendously impressed and ultimately picked BRC because of your rapid and thorough intake. Thank you so much for all that you do!
I want to thank you for the warm welcome you and your staff gave my family yesterday. The professionalism and understanding of a difficult transition really helped. My family has experienced many such events, and this …
We’ll be there in the morning. Can’t wait to bring our son home!! Thank you so much for everything. I feel like I have my sweet little boy back.
We can't thank you all enough for how seamless you made the whole process. From the moment we started our interactions with BRC we have felt extremely well-cared for and important. We did not feel as though our son was …
My wife and I write this letter of reference for The Barry Robinson Center expressing our complete support for their therapeutic services provided to children and adolescents dealing emotional and mental conditions …
I know our journey is far from over in this battle with mental health, but I am forever grateful to you and your staff for helping us out of crisis mode and giving us hope for a future. I know each employee plays a part …
I wish I knew how to better express my heartfelt gratitude and the indebtedness I feel towards you. You believed in my son when no one else did. You saw the good in him when no one else could see past the outbursts and …
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