Greenbrier Academy for Girls Blog

Why Greenbrier Academy Puts Family First

When families are dealing with troubled teens, many families assume that their teen is the driving source of family issues.  As teenage girls grow and develop, they face physical and mental changes that affect how they act and who they become. Life starts changing as they age into their teenage years which often results in… Read more »

The Importance of Positive Peer Support

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and so many other places. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life… Read more »

What Students Can Gain from Real World Learning

Understandably, academic curriculum has changed throughout the years. Classrooms are still used as primary learning environments, but the real world is following closely in its tracks. Using the world around us to teach our students allows them to be immersed in the lessons being taught, with hands-on experiences and tangible items they can actually reach… Read more »

Why It’s So Important for Teens to Get Involved in Sports

While the fun of winning is definitely an added bonus, we here at Greenbrier Academy for Girls believe that, for those in their teenage years particularly, getting involved in an athletic extracurricular activity can have a myriad of benefits, both physically and mentally. Simply put, sports keep players on their toes. They keep them sharp,… Read more »

Playing a Positive, Active Role in Your Teen’s Life

As tweens begin their teenage years and grow up to become young adults, it’s important that parents play an active role in their lives. As a parent, you’re probably thinking your teenager wants absolutely nothing to do with you and your spouse, but whether that’s apparent or not, research shows that it’s important to stay… Read more »

Three Incredible Benefits of a Small Class Size

At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, a positive and supportive learning environment is an important piece of our premier program. And one of the best ways to ensure that your daughter is receiving the best possible education is by offering her individual attention in the classroom. Small class sizes allow for a more personalized learning experience,… Read more »

Five Benefits of Real World Learning

As a technique often employed at Greenbrier Academy for Girls, real world learning encourages students to get involved and excited about learning through hands-on experiences. Real-world learning is a way to get our girls interested in the classes they take and there are some incredible benefits to this teaching method. Cooperation Instead of having students… Read more »

The Five Aspirational Modules of Our New Curriculum

This week was an exciting week at Greenbrier Academy. As we are moving forward with our new curriculum, we’ve initiated a new process and ceremony to add to the sacredness of our aspirational work. Several of our girls have completed their first 10 weeks on our new aspirational system and have either successfully completed their… Read more »

Thoughts from Miss Starr’s Creative Writing Class

Humanitarian Month of February Our class had an in-depth discussion about how our current American society and new generations are becoming less focused on acts of service. For centuries humans have found ways of connecting with strangers and lending a helping had. Now recently people are less concerned with other people’s common welfare unless it… Read more »

A Message From Greenbrier’s Trip to Nicaragua

Earlier this month a group of Greenbrier girls and staff members took a trip to Nicaragua. Here is a message from Greenbrier therapist Shellie Beeker on their service experience: “These people have to walk 11 miles to get food and we complain about what we are getting for snack after we’ve already had three meals.”… Read more »