Test-Optional or Test-Blind College Admissions? A Word From Our College Counselor

You may have heard about some colleges and universities going test-optional or test-blind. What does that mean? Here’s a word from Brookstone’s Director of College Counseling, Bob MacLellan. There have been many changes to the traditional college admissions process because of Covid-19 – from virtual college tours to zoom interviews just to name a few.  However, the biggest change that will affect the Class of 2021 and potentially beyond is the use of standardized testing. In the wake of closed testing sites and limited access to testing sites this fall, […]

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Reflections on Kindergarten

We are all longing for a bit of normalcy these days! Remember way back when – when we were in classrooms and on campuses? Oh – the good old days – days we certainly hope to return to soon! With that in mind, we wanted to highlight one of our sweetest Lower School classes – our Kindergarten – and reflect on all of the ways it is so special here at Brookstone! So what makes Kindergarten at Brookstone so special? Our Head of Lower School, Leigh Anne Floyd writes, Kindergarten […]

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Mrs. Floyd’s Top Ten Challenge 2020

Mrs. Floyd is always the first to encourage our kids to try new things and take on new adventures! Her Top Ten Challenge from last summer was a hit, we are taking on new challenges again this year! Enjoy these pictures from students who are already working their way through the list! And if you haven’t seen the NEW Virtual Summer Camp options, including some archery, new recipes to try, and more, click here to see them!

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Brookstone Summer Goes Virtual

  Brookstone Summer may look a little different this year, but there are still some pretty cool things you can learn to do! Make a pizza cake, learn how to play a Ukelele, work on your putt-putt skills, and more! Click here to see all the offerings thus far from Brookstone Summer, or as we affectionately like to call it – Camp B!! More offerings available in the coming weeks so check back then!  

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Brookstone Graduation Drive-Through Celebration

It wasn’t the beautiful graduation we had planned for May 16th, but it was such a fun celebration nonetheless! We love these graduates and are so incredibly proud of this group of students. They truly will be the ones to make history! They already have! We are tentatively planning an in-person graduation for later this summer, which we hope will allow for this class to gather together one last time and commemorate more officially. So stay tuned for more graduation celerbations to come! In the meantime, click here for a […]

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Finishing Strong!

A message from Leigh Anne Floyd, our Lower School Principal. We began this unusual distance learning journey together over six weeks ago. None of us knew what to expect during this unprecedented event, and all of us – the teachers, parents, and students – were apprehensive. Even with these unsettled feelings, we started strong! We all started strong and determined to make this new set of circumstances work – and we did. You did. Your children did. And we did it well. Even though every single one of us has […]

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Senior Mentor “Virtual” Breakfast

Like everything else associated with graduation and the traditions involved, the Senior Mentor Breakfast, sponsored by our Brookstone Parents Association, looked different this year. However, even though we were unable to gather and celebrate with our seniors and their mentors, our scheduled speaker, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, still wanted to share some thoughts with the seniors, one of whom is his nephew. You can click the video below to view his remarks. Dear Class of 2020, We are so proud of you and the things you’ve accomplished during your time […]

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Brookstone DLP Week Six

Week Six is in the books for Brookstone DLP and it’s hard to believe how quickly this year is coming to a close. And there are too many positive things to even list about our students, our teachers, our parents, our community. It has been remarkable in every way to see everyone rise to the occasion and tackle distance learning with such energy and enthusiasm, even they are exhausted! Some Week Six highlights are below! Brookstone Heroes Once again, it is an honor to thank the many Brookstone family members […]

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