The Brookstone Lower School division serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through the third grade with three sections per grade. All classes are self-contained through second grade. In preparation for the Intermediate School, third grade students change classes for math, reading and grammar. All teachers are certified in their teaching field with the majority having advanced degrees. Qualified teacher assistants are provided at each grade level.
The Lower School offers a comprehensive, sequenced, and balanced curriculum through challenging and motivational programs and activities that inspire students to strive for excellence. Students are challenged to be curious and creative as they explore new concepts and develop skills for life. Enrichment classes in art, music, drama, computer, foreign language and physical education offer other avenues for learning in support of the school philosophy of development of the whole child.
The educational success for each student is our major emphasis, never losing sight of the importance of teaching values and developing students with admirable character and a sense of serving others. Servant Leadership is an important emphasis at Brookstone. Each grade in the Lower School adopts a community service project and actively supports that charity throughout the year. Third grade will reach across the globe this year and experience opportunities to communicate with students in a school in India and learn how different and similar they are as global neighbors.
The first five school years of a child's development set the foundation for success as they discover who they are and what makes them special. Experiencing success in classrooms, on the playing field, on the stage, in serving others, and on the playground are avenues for which this happens. These foundation years not only prepare a child for grades yet to come, but for life-long learning.
We welcome the opportunity to work with your child. The opportunities for success are numerous as evidenced in the metamorphosis of the independent student with a love for learning, a willingness to accept a challenge, and a desire to be successful. As a faculty our rewards are many during this foundation process of educating young children.
Marcia D. Mathis
Lower School Principal