Brookstone Virtual Tour
As part of our effort to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 situation, we are limiting travel and visitors to campus. As such, we have decided to put together a virtual tour of sorts for people who would like to visit campus. It was quickly put together, so forgive us for the brevity of some of the clips, but it gives you just a little taste of campus life!
To start with, you can familiarize yourself with our campus map.
If you were to come here to campus for a tour, you would begin your visit in the Kirven Center. This serves as the home of our Upper and Middle School Library, our Upper School Robotics Classroom, and all of our administrative offices, including the Head of School, the Business Office, and the Admissions Department.
You would also be given a packet of information, but in lieu of a physical packet, you can click here to read a virtual copy.
This is the heart of our campus. Events such as Country Fair, Fall Festival, and Graduation are held hear annually. It’s crossed daily by students and faculty walking to and from classes in all divisions.
Our Lower School is home to students in grades 3K-3rd grade. Led by Lower School Principal Leigh Anne Floyd, the Lower School is always sure to put a smile on your face. There are two sections of 3K and Pre-K and there are three sections of grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Each classroom has a lead teacher and an assistant, the third-grade team sharing an assistant. The typical class size is 16-18 students.
Our focus in the Lower School is reading, writing, and math, utilizing the workshop approached based on the work of Lucy Calkins of Columbia University and Singapore Math. The design of everything we do, from our classrooms to our daily schedule is designed to offer an intensely personal and robust educational experience.
For more details about the Lower School, click here.
The Intermediate School is a special place unique to Brookstone that houses grades 4-5. With the classrooms surrounding a center “square,” the Intermediate School is designed to give special attention to these specific grades that can so easily get lost among the older and younger kids. Starting each morning with a “Morning Meeting,” the Intermediate School students dance, sing, and applaud the accomplishments of their peers. There is no better way to start the day. Led by Mrs. Javonne Stewart, our Intermediate School students are nothing short of impressive.
Click here for more information about the Intermediate School.
Our Middle School is home to students in grades 6-8th grade. Led by Mr. Garry Sullivan, Principal, and Dr. Kris Maquire, Asst. Principal, the Middle School is bustling with energy and activity. Closely aligned with the curriculum and schedule of the Upper School, these Middle Schoolers are given the perfect amount of new freedoms coupled with the growing responsibilities of the young men and women they are becoming.
For more details on the Middle School curriculum and structure, you can click here.
The Upper School, also led by Mr. Garry Sullivan, Principal of Middle and Upper School, serves students in grades 9-12 and is focused on helping students find their passions as they prepare for life in college and beyond. With multiple layers of support, from their Advisors to the Grade Chairs to the Upper School Counselor and more, students know that their teachers are their biggest advocates and cheerleaders, while also holding them accountable and growing them into responsible, mature adults who are prepared to be the leaders of the next generation.
For more details on the Upper School curriculum and structure, you can click here.
Serving all students every day, the cafeteria at Brookstone is one of the most popular spots on campus because the food is so good! There are so many options for kids to choose from, they will always find something they like to eat. Working with our nurse to ensure all of our food is safe for children with food allergies, our cafeteria staff is diligent in making healthy, safe, and delicious options available.
The Illges Gym is the home of our Brookstone basketball teams, our All-School Pep Rallies, and our weight training facilities. It is also used daily for P.E. classes.
The Jordan Gym is the home of our Brookstone volleyball teams, wrestling meets, and other special events. It is also used daily for P.E. classes.
Woodruff Arts Building
This is home to our visual arts, serving students in all divisions. It’s also where our Lower and Intermediate School students have their music classes and is home to our Nurse’s office.
Roaring Branch Campus
Here at Brookstone, we are blessed with more than 100 acres that make up this beautiful school. Click here to read more and see pictures of our lovely wooded Roaring Branch Campus.
The Turner Center is home to our drama and music programs. It’s where the school auditorium is located, site of countless Spring Musicals, school productions, 8th-grade speeches, and Deliberate Life presentations. Our Turner Center Gallery is also home to a multitude of campus events from speakers, to special events, to receptions and more. It also serves as a rotating gallery of student art and boasts a literal picture window into campus activity, as you can watch students walk to and from various points on campus from inside the Gallery.
Baseball/Cheves Athletic Center
But wait! There’s more!
We have videos and blog posts galore, so we encourage you to read them and watch them in order to get a better glimpse into life here on campus. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more insight and information about campus happenings! There are so many amazing things happening across this school every single day and we want you to be a part of it.
Thank you for joining us for our virtual tour! Until life is back to normal and school is in full swing again, we thank you for your patience with us and look forward to welcoming you in person to Brookstone School soon.