Paul Hampton – Brookstone’s First Director of Fine Arts

We are proud to announce Brookstone’s first-ever Director of Fine Arts: Mr. Paul Hampton. Mr. Hampton, a theatre legend in the Columbus community, will be developing, teaching, and leading a robust schedule of programs for our students and their families. Brookstone’s commitment to the arts as an integral part of every student’s education is evident from grade 3K to 12. Whether it’s studio art classes, classroom productions, film classes, chorus, band, technical theatre classes, or advanced productions, every Brookstone student participates in and experiences the arts. We believe students must […]

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Brookstone Mock Trial Team Wins Region

Congratulations to the members of the Brookstone Mock Trial Team! They recently won the Region title in last Saturday’s competition in Albany, Georgia, defeating Northside High School in the final around. The team will move on to the district tournament on February 23rd as the Region’s top seed. Individual awards were also given to team members. Best Attorney in a Round: Madi McDaniel (Round 2), Lillie Norred (Round 2 and Final Round), Maria Eckstein (Round 1), Ashley Wellborn (Round 1 and Final Round). Best Witness in a Round: Olivia Willett […]

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Campus Christmas Festivities

It’s Christmas time and even though final exams are in full swing, there is a festive feeling around campus! Here are a few snapshots from campus celebrations! The faculty celebrated with breakfast and a rousing game of “Who’s the Boss?” Our division heads and their respective administrative assistants took on one another in a head to head challenge! Upper School technology teacher and guidance counselor, Jacob Crowder, was our emcee and he took his duties very seriously! We also had a special guest show up in carpool later that morning […]

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Field Trip to the Legacy Museum and Equal Justice Initiative

Last week, on Wednesday, November 28th, a number of faculty and 50 students took part on a field trip to Montgomery, AL to visit the Legacy Museum followed by a visit at the Equal Justice Initiative (ELJ). EJI was founded by Bryan Stevenson, author of our 2018 all-school-read Just Mercy. Students were able to take in all the exhibits, visit with members of the EJI, and do some hands-on activities dealing with some very difficult topics.  One of the highlights was being able to visit with Kuntrell Jackson, who was featured […]

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Commitment to Professional Learning

Our teachers here at Brookstone are hands-down, bar-none, undeniably THE BEST. They love our kids, they encourage our kids, and they tirelessly pour out their lives into our kids. I am so grateful for each and every teacher who has been a part of my children’s lives. But our teachers are more than just really awesome people, which goes without saying. Our teachers are also professionals. And Brookstone’s commitment to professional learning and development is unsurpassed. This year alone, over the past six months, we have had teachers attend the […]

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Actual Upper School Insights

Sometimes there are so many great things going on to share them all, so consider this a compilation of a few, but not all, of things going on in the Upper School! Mrs. Lumsden’s AP Environmental class took a field trip to the local marina looking for macro invertebrates and also because of the large amount of solid waste pollution, did a clean up while there. They found mussels and a few fish, but very few macro invertebrates. They then decided to follow up with a water quality test. As […]

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Cross Country City Champions!

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Cross Country Team! They are CITY CHAMPIONS for the first time in school history! Senior Caleb Pattillo placed third, senior Briggs Kalish was 6th, senior Sid Saber was 8th. Rounding out the varsity boys: senior Ryan Drew (11th), senior Noah Stenslie (14th), senior David Liao (24th), and freshman Mason Agnew (28th). Varsity girls placed third in the City with Emma Yancey placing 8th and freshman Stella Yancey placing 9th. The JV team had a strong showing as well! Several career-best times were set on all […]

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