Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
The 2016-2017 school year is in high gear. My wife Kris and I are very excited about our move to Brookstone and Columbus.The warmth of our reception by the greater community has been wonderful, and we look forward to meeting and working with more of you in the coming months. The privilege of being selected to serve as the sixth head of school is in so many ways humbling. Brookstone’s reputation is outstanding, in every way. In academics, in the arts, in athletics, and learning through service–it is a unique school. The combination of a talented, innovative faculty, bright, inquisitive students, a committed group of parents, and a passionate alumni base makes for a great school. It also pays attention to the important things in life, not as an afterthought, but as a part of the daily routine of the school. It knows that without connecting knowledge with understanding, application and passion, little is to be gained. To this end, Brookstone is prepared to do the little things for our students that produce the greater result. To say that I am excited to be a part of this dynamic group is an understatement. Brookstone has many attributes that make it the envy of other schools. A beautiful campus and facilities that few can match, a commitment to providing the best possible resources that the faculty need to make the experience of every student an optimal one, a constant desire to evolve as a school in every way–all are just part of what makes this school, our school, great. Ultimately, the most important strength of Brookstone is the people and the sense of community that they engender. I recognized that the first time I walked on campus. These people, who teach, who learn, and who make sure their children receive every advantage possible by making sacrifices to send them to Brookstone, have helped to make this community, this family, one of which to be proud.
F. Martin Lester, Jr., Head of School