John Grago Named New CEO of Greenbrier Academy

It’s an exciting time at Greenbrier Academy, as we welcome new CEO, John Grago! Mr. Grago has been with Greenbrier six years, serving as a Counselor, a Director, and Head of Admissions. Not only that, but he has also intimately worked with Greenbrier’s founding members at other programs in the country for more than a… Read more »

About the Quantum Learning Model at Greenbrier Academy for Girls

If you were to ask our students who have been in the classroom for a semester what is Quantum, they would tell you it is the strategies used by the teachers to instruct the students at GBA. QL addresses environment, atmosphere, technique, and delivery of curriculum in the classroom and is based on experiential learning…. Read more »

Social Network Issues

It’s a tough world today for many of the teenagers who are trying to figure out their social lives. Adults, even parents who feel they know their children well, are usually shocked to find out how children can be affected by their perception of their interpersonal relationships. When it comes to the Internet and social… Read more »

Fulfillment through Relationships (Plus 5 Inspiring Quotes to Tweet)

“Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.” – Oprah Winfrey (Click to tweet this quote!) As one of the most successful individuals of our time, Oprah has a good grasp on what success is, and her definition of real success, void of monetary value, is truly… Read more »

The importance of reconnecting: We may have a new slogan. but our values remain.

“Your daughter is precious. Reconnect with her at Greenbrier Academy” This is the new slogan we have adopted here at Greenbrier Academy for Girls. We believe it sincerely expresses our ultimate goal for you and your daughter. A child is the most precious gift you’ll ever receive in life. When bad decisions, emotional traumas or… Read more »

The Rewards and Benefits of Volunteerism

A great school life involves more than just academics, as important as that is; learning social skills is also key to living a great life. Teaching children about the rewards of volunteering, doing something for someone else unselfishly, adds quality to the human beings they are and will become. By volunteering, students also learn that… Read more »

The Importance of Developing Strong Relationships in Therapy

Let’s take a moment to talk about relationships. The quality of our relationships to our environment, others, and ourselves tells us so much about our emotional health and well-being. Developing positive, quality relationships allows us to live out our identity with flourishing confidence in who it is that we are. Daily positive connections with all… Read more »

Greenbrier Academy Puts on a Drumming Delight

On Sunday, February 11th, fifteen young women from Greenbrier Academy for Girls put on an awe-inspiring drumming show set before a packed house at the Hulett C. Smith Theater in Tamarack. The show featured traditional African drumming, led by drumming coordinator Laura Bondurant, who told the Register-Herald that drumming has become an integral part of… Read more »

Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum: The Therapeutic Effects of Drumming

Both art and music allow us as human beings to express ourselves in ways that spoken language cannot. Through visual and auditory stimulation and expression, we can use almost all of our senses to both express ourselves and understand others in a way that may have before seemed impossible. At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we… Read more »