Roaring Branch Campus

Our Roaring Branch Campus is one of the most beautiful areas of our campus, yet most people never even get to see it! So I was quite grateful when Sara Varner, with Servant Leadership, sent me these beautiful images! Perhaps even you are seeing this place for the first time. Nestled in the wooded area behind our football and baseball fields, is a hidden gem known as our Roaring Branch Campus. It’s made up of a gently flowing creek, a mile-long cross country trail, an outdoor amphitheater, a Chapel, and […]

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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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