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A Heart for Hope and Art

This post is three weeks behind, so consider it a belated Christmas gift! And it is indeed a gift to share the vision and heart behind two very talented alumni and one precious 5th grade girl. Helen Brooks, Class of 1992, and her family, daughters Mary Helen, 7th grade, Virginia 5th grade and Katie, 2nd grade, have been volunteering at Home is Where the Art Is, an outreach ministry to the homeless community of Columbus. The program is the brainchild of Bo Bartlett, Class of 1974, who has partnered with […]

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Alumni Spotlight-Frank Schley and Jason Burr

I love highlighting our alumni who are finding and following their passions. What I love even more about this story is how two Brookstone alums – almost a generation apart – came together. Click here to read the article in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer about how Frank Schley, class of 2008, and Jason Burr, class of 1988, both music aficionados and all around talented guys, have come together to build custom made guitars from wood salvaged from the Chattahoochee river. Talk about preserving history while at the same time giving it new […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth White

Here’s a shout out to up and coming designer and entrepreneur, Elizabeth White, Class of 2007! What a great article in today’s Ledger-Enquirer! Be sure to stop by and see her tomorrow at the Columbus Makers Event in downtown Columbus. She’ll be there along with several other Brookstone alumni showcasing their creative talents and entrepreneurial skills, including  Courtney Akers, Mary Frances Flowers,  Evelyn Henson, Mollie Jenkins, and Kate Waddell. Proud to see our alums following their passions and leaving their marks. The world is more beautiful because of you. Congratulations, Elizabeth, and all the other […]

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So much more than great students.

Vector Calculus is a class I never took in high school. I wasn’t a huge math fan when I was growing up, but maybe that’s because I never had Jason Quinley as my teacher. I cannot speak highly enough of our faculty. They truly set the standard for excellence in teaching. Not only do they care passionately about their subject areas, but they care passionately about their students and they go to great lengths to celebrate them both in and out of the classroom. That’s why I simply had to share […]

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Sports and Entertainment Marketing for the Win

It’s a Three-Peat! For the THIRD year in a row, our Sports and Entertainment marketing class won top honors in the Atlanta Hawks Sports Marketing Competition! Way to go, guys! Any victory of this caliber is impressive, but three years in a row is something to CELEBRATE!! One hundred schools from Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina submitted presentations. The Hawks organization chose the top 5 schools to present their marketing plans at Philips Arena. Our students delivered a fantastic pitch in front of 2000 students, faculty, and members of the Atlanta Hawks enterprise. Wesley Tillman, Rachel […]

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Thankful…

It’s Thanksgiving season and this year, there are so many reasons to be thankful. We had an amazing Open House where dozens and dozens of people turned out in the pouring rain to learn more about Brookstone. We had an incredible Bring a Friend to School Day with over 100 FRIENDS visiting!  It was awesome! We’ve had a wonderful interim Headmaster, Dr. Frank Brown, who has even stepped in as a substitute teacher on occasion! We celebrated a softball team who made it to the Elite 8 and whose coach, […]

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Why Choose Brookstone? Come See for Yourself!

One of the questions I am most often asked as an admissions director is, “WHY Brookstone?” Why choose Brookstone over any other school in the area?  And truthfully, there are so many reasons, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. But since it is the height of admissions season, this question weighs heavily on the minds of prospective families – “Why Brookstone?” So allow me to share with you the story of how one of our current families made their decision – why they chose Brookstone for their children. Why Brookstone? My family moved to Columbus nine years ago from Atlanta. Our children were in Montessori school, and we loved both the educational method and the level of academics present in our school, and were looking for a similar fit in Columbus. Before we moved here, we did months and months of research on schools; at one point, our dining room table was covered with printed curricula from public, private, and IB educational options. Each time we thought of something that was important to us, we wrote it on a Post-it note and placed the note on the school that best answered our need. Within two weeks, one school rose clearly above the others. My husband toured four very different schools in Columbus. During the campus tour at Brookstone, he separated himself from the group, called me from his cell, and said “I don’t care if we have to live in a trailer, our kids must […]

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