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Servant Leadership

Brookstone School strives to instill the values of Servant Leadership in every student by living out the attitude, “Serving Others, while Developing as Leaders”.  The academic curriculum allows for integrated character education and service opportunities in the classroom, while students are involved in service and leadership development through activities with clubs, organizations, athletics, and community service projects.  Through partnerships including our sister school, Ricks Institute of Liberia, West Africa, and local partner, Fox Elementary School, students have the opportunity to develop relationships and serve locally and globally.

WHY do we have Servant Leadership at Brookstone?

  • We focus on Servant Leadership at Brookstone because we desire to help others, make a positive difference and we want our students to develop and grow.

We understand that education involves more than equipping students academically and we want to prepare our students to be engaged and active citizens through service and leadership opportunities.

  • We focus on Servant Leadership at Brookstone because want our students to understand more about our community.

We want to teach students about our local and global community and allow our students to be a part of something greater than themselves.

  • We focus on Servant Leadership at Brookstone because serving others helps both those who are served and those who serve.

Research supports that being involved with service increases beliefs that one can make a difference, improves the ability to express ideas, and  increases empathy and awareness of community issues.

WHAT is Servant Leadership at Brookstone?

Servant Leadership is part of the culture and fabric of Brookstone and service is a core value of Brookstone School.  It is just as visible on the sidewalks and playgrounds when students are helping peers, as it is when students are packing meals for those who are hungry or repairing a house for someone without home. Focusing on others is the heart of Servant Leadership.  

Here are a few highlights of Servant Leadership in the Brookstone Lower School

 

  • Lower School Week of Service:  Each Lower School class is partnered with a local organization that they will either learn about through a field trip visit or have a guest speaker on campus.  All grades will engage in a service activity that will benefit that organization and help those in need.
  • Character Counts sessions:  Monthly sessions designed to promote discussions and share lessons about positive character traits, based on the Brookstone Builds core values
  • Seniors in the Classroom:  Seniors serve as mentors to lower or interme­diate school classrooms by taking part in class projects, reading aloud, or simply spending time together on the playground.
  • After school service opportunities:  Monthly after school opportunities for students to take part in a project that will serve the community
  • Thanks-for-Giving Week- held annually in November; food and clothing drive as well as additional service opportunities
  • Ricks Institute in Liberia, West Africa is our sister school.  We have hosted exchange students, sent faculty and students to Ricks and we invite families to prepare shoeboxes filled with school supplies and basic necessities for families at Ricks each year.
  • Fall and Spring Family Days of Service
  • Brookstone Builds Service emails are sent monthly and help keep families informed of service opportunities