Choosing a school for your child is no small decision. That’s why we want you to come visit us! Our next Open House is this Thursday, December 5th and here are five reasons you will want to come! You get to see the campus in person. The best website, the best promo items, the best videos, the best billboard – they can only convey so much! SEEING things with your own eyes makes all the difference in the world. You get to talk to people. Have questions? Get them answered. […]
Starting a new school can be an anxious time on the part of both parents and kids! And truthfully, on the part of a school, too, as we so desperately want to make sure all of our students are having a great experience. So when we hear feedback from new families that is so very encouraging, we just have to share! We LOVE our school and we love that others are loving it just as much! “I can’t tell you enough how much we are all enjoying the Brookstone experience. […]
Over Homecoming this year, we had the privilege of inducting our 7th Class of Distinguished Alumni. These well-deserving honorees are nominated by their peers and voted on by a committee made up of fellow Brookstone Alumni. Each and every year, we stand in amazement at what they have accomplished. This year’s recipients were Catherine Biggers Trotter, Class of 1973, Deana Bass Williams, Class of 1991, and Timothy Collins Wilson, Class of 1979 (awarded posthumously). Their bios and accomplishments are below, but truly, words alone do not do justice to the […]
The middle school years often get a bad rap, but I am here to tell you our Middle School is amazing. I am so grateful for teachers who consistently raise the bar and make it an AWESOME place to be! Our teachers are engaged, enthusiastic, and committed to creating an environment that makes learning fun. My own child, a current 6th grader, said last week, “I can’t wait to go to math today!” Well, that is just not a statement often heard out of the mouths of middle school kiddos. […]
There’s a lot of pressure in schools these days – grades, test scores, academic performance, college acceptances, etc., etc. All of these things are important, of course, but all these things can lead to stress and anxiety in our kids, too. So we need to find a balance. That’s why Friday Fundays in the Upper School are meant to bring some lighthearted levity to life! Let the kids laugh! Let the kids sing! Let them be kids! So here’s to karaoke in the rotunda! #WhyBrookstone? Friday Fundays, that’s why!
Of all the things that are on the mind of Upper School parents these days, and there is a LOT, the college admission process seems to be at the top of the list! (And if you haven’t turned on the news lately, it’s on a lot of people’s minds.) That’s why our commitment to parents is that our College Counseling office will be with you every step of the way. And that’s not just lip service. Having three children graduate from Brookstone, I can attest to that personally! Deadlines, applications, […]
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are being accepted now! Get yours in today! Click here for more information on how to start the process! Any questions, email Avery Wolff, Director of Admissions!
Do you live in the Auburn area or do you know people who do? Then come join us or help us spread the word! We are hosting an informational meeting in Auburn next week to share all the wonderful things going on at Brookstone School. If you have friends or family in the Auburn area that you would like to invite, we would love to have them join us. For more information, see details below or email Avery Wolff.
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 […]
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 […]