We know the past few weeks have been extraordinary in every way – from what is happening in the world around us to the adaptations we are all having to make. Our teachers have truly gone above and beyond in taking what they do in their classrooms every day and moving it online. They have not been satisfied with simply providing work to be completed, but they have been dedicated to providing our students with experiences that make them feel like they are right back in their classrooms! But of […]
Want a glimpse into our Lower School? Keep reading! Erin Trotter, our Lower School Librarian, and Joe Mills, who oversees Lower and Intermediate School curriculum and instruction, share some insights into what our youngest Brookstone Cougars have been up to lately. Impacting the Lives of Others by Erin Trotter This month, we are celebrating people who have made great sacrifices to improve the lives of others. Students and teachers are delving into various biographies to learn valuable information about men, women, and children who are great motivators for people who […]
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. […]
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, […]
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.
One of the MANY reasons I love Brookstone School is because of the true commitment the school has to our kids’ well-being. The same can be said for us as parents. That’s why I am so grateful for our Brookstone Parents Association and our faculty who work together to bring speakers to campus whose knowledge and expertise will benefit us all. They are called Parent Universities. And this school year alone (as in since August!!), we’ve had Dr. Scott Hamilton, an expert in the field of learning differences and executive […]
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 […]