It’s the First Day of School for the 2020-2021 school year! We have never started a school year smack dab in the middle of a pandemic, but we have our masks on, our plexiglass in place, and we are ready to go! (In all seriousness, we have spent countless hours preparing for this day and we invite you to read more about it by clicking here.) School looks different this year to say the least, but let us all rejoice that we are BACK IN SCHOOL! Whether in person or […]
The Brookstone Administration has been working diligently all summer preparing for school to start, and we are thrilled that next week we will be BACK at Brookstone! For all the latest details on our plans for fall and the safety protocols in place, you can click here to read FAQ on the COVID-19 Update Page. You can also click here to read the latest communication with our families! We look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Go Cougars!
It’s so much fun to see these “New Brookstone Cougar” signs popping up around Columbus and the surrounding area! We can’t wait to see all of these smiling faces (wearing masks!) back on campus soon! Go Cougars!
One of the many reasons the Brookstone community is so special is because of our amazing families. And those families stand ready to welcome all the NEW families to Brookstone each year! So if you are one of those new families, allow me to introduce our Virtual Host Families for the 2020-2021 school year! Unique times call for unique ways to connect and this is a new way for us to do so this year! Look over the names and info below and feel free to reach out to any […]
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
One of the things that makes Brookstone so special is our alumni community. With more than 3000 alumni worldwide, being part of the Brookstone family is a tie that binds us all together. Some of those alumni wanted to share some wisdom and encouragement to this Class of 2020, who are indeed graduating in historic times. Enjoy their words of wisdom in the video below!