Students at Bishop Brady are immersed in a community that cultivates individual growth in learning, faith, and service. This growth begins in an environment that nurtures talents and supports struggle. Growth is also shown in each Brady student's pursuit of excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in his or her social life.
As a means of supporting each student's growth, we offer a variety of support options. It is an important part of our mission that each young man and woman seeking an education at Bishop Brady have the services and support they need to achieve their potential. Bishop Brady offers multiple levels of academic assistance to help both the student who is doing well who wants to push themselves to the next level, as well as the student who is struggling achieve their full potential.
Academic Coach - Alice Giarrusso
Working through our School Counseling office, the Academic Coach works in partnership with students, teachers, administration, and parents. Students meet individually to focus on the process of learning and what is required to achieve academic success. Beginning by developing a current profile of academic performance, students and coach work together to develop and implement specific strategies that along with a supportive relationship, and heightened personal focus and accountability, serve to assist the student’s growth and goal attainment.
Coaching sessions focus on areas such as; time and energy management, study skills and test preparation, planning and prioritizing work, managing homework assignments, reading for comprehension, organizational skills, task initiation and completion, improving attention and focus, and the goal setting process. The coaching goal is to assist the student in developing their own personal strategies and skill set, that can be applied to current and future academic settings. Coaching sessions are available to all students, from those who may be struggling in certain areas to those who are just interested in “upping their game”.
Along with individualized coaching, several orientation classes are held for the freshmen class at the start of the school year, as well as a Jump Start summer program for interested incoming freshmen.