How much homework is too much?

How much homework is too much? It’s a valid question. It’s also a question I’m glad Brookstone School is not afraid to ask. Last year, our Upper School teachers began doing some research into the amount of homework students had to do each night. Obviously, there are lots of factors that go into the amount of time each student spends on homework, such as after school activities, technology, and routine bedtimes, but regardless, an informal survey of our students from last year indicated over 70% of our students said that […]

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Back to School with our Teachers

As a Brookstone alumna and parent, I’ve always thought one of the most powerful things about being a part of the Brookstone family is the relationships students and teachers share. Those relationships are an integral part of what makes Brookstone the exceptional school it is. For generations, Brookstone teachers have poured into their students in ways that have transformed lives and impacted the world. I am so blessed to have had the teachers I did during my years here as a Brookstone student, and now, to be surrounded by remarkable […]

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The Importance of Play

As a child growing up on a dairy farm in the small town of Madison, Georgia, my friends and I spent our days entertaining ourselves outdoors.  We only came home for a few minutes to grab a bite to eat before racing back outside to find something else to climb, ride, or even burn. No, I was not lighting the neighbor’s storage shed on fire.  However, I had a blast seeing how many small things I could burn using a magnifying glass. Take a minute and think back to your […]

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Upper School Year in Review

Even though summer is thoroughly underway, we wanted to share this Upper School “Year in Review” that was sent to our parents from Mr. Garry Sullivan, Head of Upper School, at the conclusion of the school year. It has a lot of great information and much worth sharing. Enjoy! THE YEAR IN REVIEW My goal is to uphold Brookstone’s reputation as The Independent School of Columbus, and I truly believe we are the best school, public or private, in the Columbus area. To make sure we are always striving for […]

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