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Coping with COVID-19

We are so grateful for our counseling department and the many ways they serve our Brookstone family throughout the school year. We are especially grateful for the way they continue to engage our students and parents during this unique time. Please see the email below sent to families this week. Brookstone Parents, Balancing life has become a bit trickier than usual these days. Parents are especially feeling the strain of work, child care, and self-care. It can be incredibly difficult to know what to say to our children about dealing […]

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Virtual College Counseling

Our Distance Learning Plan even includes college counseling. If you are a current Upper School parent seeking wisdom in how to navigate these unchartered waters, our college counselors are here for you! Open to any current Brookstone Upper School parent! This virtual coffee is an opportunity for any Upper School parent to ask questions about the college search process during these unprecedented times. Please bring your questions on anything from testing to how to research colleges in the middle of a nationwide shutdown. There are two opportunities to gather virtually. […]

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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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Happy “Spring Break!”

It’s “Spring Break” this week. That’s in quotes because who would have ever thought Spring Break 2020 would look the way it does. Normally this week is filled with school trips, family vacations, and time with friends. Brookstone had one school trip scheduled to travel to South Africa, to go on Safari and explore the homeland of our Upper and Middle School Principal, Garry Sullivan. We had another one scheduled to travel to Oxford, England, our annual trip to visit Spencer House. (You can read about that trip in 2019 […]

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