Overbrook Academy opens day school
For the first time since opening in 2015, the Catholic Overbrook Academy international boarding school for girls in Smithfield on Austin Avenue is opening its doors for day school.
Overbrook Academy is accredited by AdvancED and teaches girls grades 6-8 Common Core curriculum, as well as the importance of volunteering and spirituality. The academy is a part of Oak International, a Catholic service organization that also directs educational programs in Ireland and Switzerland.
With a new director and principal at the helm, Overbrook Academy is embracing change.
Director Cristina Villasenor said the academy is a valuable experience that young women in the community deserve the opportunity to experience.
“My hope is to have more girls so they can experience the richness of the program,” Villasenor said. “We cannot keep it for just a few.”