So What Now? A Letter to My Students

A Letter from Mr. Garry Sullivan, Head of Upper and Middle Schools Good evening students, I know the message you received from Mr. Lester yesterday was not what you, or any of us, would have wanted to hear. Online learning will continue for the rest of the school year. As difficult as it was to read, know that it was incredibly difficult for him to write. To my Senior Class of 2020 – We can’t begin to understand the emotions you are experiencing about your senior year being stripped away from you […]

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Distance Learning for the Remainder of Spring 2020

Prospective Brookstone Families, Please see the letter below from Marty Lester, our Head of School, sent last week to our Brookstone families. As a school, we are not alone in making these hard decisions. It is an unprecedented time for all of us everywhere. I am grateful for the leadership of our administrative team at Brookstone and for the incredible amount of hard work they have put forth to ensure the remainder of the school year, though it will look different, will be productive, effective, and memorable to say the […]

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Lower and Intermediate School Vocabulary Parades

Distance Learning couldn’t stop our 2nd Annual Vocabulary Parade! This year, we just held the parade digitally. We have the most precious families and wonderful parents in the world! Or maybe I should choose some more descriptive words for such an occasion – remarkable, awe-inspiring, stupendous, and flat-out fabulous come to mind! Enjoy! Lower School Vocabulary Parade Intermediate School Vocabulary Parade

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Brookstone DLP Week Two

We’ve just finished week two of our Distance Learning Plan! Congrats Cougars! That’s quite an accomplishment! You continue to amaze us in the ways you are creating, connecting, collaborating and caring! We are blessed with the most wonderful community. Some highlights you may have already seen here, here or here. But there were many more – too many to even highlight! So enjoy a few of the other brights spots from the week as we continue to connect to one another as a Brookstone family and yet stay home to […]

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A Zoom Homeroom!

Among the many things we are grateful for, we are grateful for the folks at Zoom, who have allowed us all to remain close even when we are apart! So what’s a first-grade class to do when they can’t be together? They have a Zoom Homeroom, of course! What a wonderful way to allow these little ones to see and talk to their friends! Thank you, Zoom!

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Brookstone DLP Week One!

Every year around the New Year, I pray and ponder over choosing one word to focus on for the rest of the year – kind of like a theme for the year. My word for 2020 was “new.” There was going to be a lot of “new” for me in 2020 – a wedding for my oldest son, and along with that a new daughter-in-law, a new phase of life for them and for our family.  So at the time, I thought that word was appropriate. I would focus on […]

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Brookstone Distance Learning Plans

Since January, the Brookstone Admin team has been meeting continuously with regard to COVID-19. At first, our main area of concern was the health and safety of our international students and their families. However, our concerns quickly grew as the news began to change. We began planning and preparing and putting things into place just in case we had to shift to online learning. So when we indeed had to make the decision to move to an all-online platform, it did not catch us off guard. We were ready.  We’ve […]

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Brookstone Virtual Packet

When you visit Brookstone School for a campus tour, you are given an information packet with all kinds of information about Brookstone School – from the curriculum to tuition, to Brookstone Extended and more. However, since we are not currently offering in-person campus tours, please click the links below to access your very own personal virtual packet! Click here to read Why Brookstone? Click here to read Why We Do What We Do – Lower and Intermediate Schools. Click here to read Why We Do What We Do – Upper […]

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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.  Kirven Center If you were to come here to campus for […]

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Justin Hopf – Brookstone’s STAR Student

The STAR Student program honors Georgia’s highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program has honored nearly 27,000 students, who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school students must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year […]

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