About Brookstone Admissions
Brookstone Schools seeks rising K-8 students from all ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds who can benefit from a challenging academic program and make positive contributions to the school community. Students are admitted on the basis of school records, academic testing, interviews, and teacher recommendations.
Brookstone does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Step 1: Tour our Uptown campus
Get to know us. Experience our classrooms in action. Meet with our faculty and administrators and see if the Brookstone community could be a fit for your family.
Step 2: Apply
Submit an application and we’ll schedule an interview. Our team will meet with you while your student completes a readiness assessment. Once your student is accepted, we’ll let you know what your school fees will be. We adjust your fees based on your income. Cost should not have to keep you away.
Step 3: Become a part of our community
Brookstone is more than a school. It’s a village of families and educators working together. Brookstone children thrive because every teacher, parent, and student gives their very best.
1. Schedule Your Tour. Complete the inquiry form and let us know how we can best serve you. We will reply with information about setting up your tour.
2. Complete our Application Packet linked here.
3. After having received the completed application and the $25 application fee, the Admissions Office establishes a file on the applicant and arranges for admissions testing with our Reading Specialist.
4. Transcripts, previous school records, and teacher recommendations, and admissions testing results are sent to the Admissions Office.
5. Applicants to kindergarten through second grade are administered the Gesell Developmental. Students applying for Grades 3-8 are asked to complete the ERB. These assessments and parent interviews with the Principal are scheduled simultaneously.
6. The Admissions Committee reviews all required pieces of the application, and the Admissions Office then informs the applicant of the School’s decision.
7. Once the signed Enrollment Contract and the enrollment deposit are returned, the Business Office establishes an account for the applicant. Appropriate records are then sent to the Principal’s office.
8. The School then moves forward with scheduling, placement, and communication.
Visit our campus to see if the Brookstone community is right for you.
Brookstone is committed to admitting qualified students regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of education. All financial aid awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need and are made available to students at every grade level. The School makes the awards based upon the evaluation by FACTS and upon its own analysis of the data submitted.
Frequently Asked Questions
What grade levels does Brookstone have?
We currently offer Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Junior Kindergarten (4 year olds) will be offered in the 2024-25 school year
Do Brookstone students take the North Carolina End of Grade (EOG) tests?
Brookstone students do not take the North Carolina EOG tests as these tests are written for public school students. Our students take the ERB, which is a nationally norm-referenced achievement test. Our students’ achievement tests are compared to students across the nation, not just the state of North Carolina.
How does Brookstone track a student's progress?
We use various tests to track student progress throughout the year. Testing helps us observe what gains each child makes from August to May.
How do Brookstone students perform on nationally norm-referenced achievement test?
Academic averages of graduating classes place in the top 30% of the country.
Where do Brookstone students go after they graduate?
How do Brookstone graduates perform after they leave Brookstone?
We are pleased with alumni success following their graduation from Brookstone. Since 2014, 98% of our alumni have graduated from high school.
What are your class sizes?
The maximum class size in K-2nd is 13 students, 3rd-5th is 16 students, and 6th-8th grade is 18 students.
When do you accept applications for the next school year?
We begin accepting new student applications in October for the next school year.
How do you accept students?
Students’ applications are reviewed on a first-come basis. Factors included in acceptance are age, previous grades, siblings enrolled in school, and testing levels.
How much does Brookstone cost?
In 2023-24, the full cost to educate a child is $22,300 per year. However, Brookstone Schools offers financial aid to ensure families who wish for their students to attend are not deterred by financial limitations.
Is Brookstone accredited?
Brookstone is registered and licensed by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction. The state monitors our records annually and examines the immunization forms, academic progress, and health and fire inspections. We are members of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS). We are officially accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and we are in the process of seeking dual accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Do you provide transportation?
Parents must provide their own transportation to and from the school.
Do students wear uniforms?
In the Lower School (grades K-5), we have a dress code that requires white/light blue collared shirts and navy blue pants/shorts for boys and and white/light blue collared shirts/blouses and navy blue skirts/pants/shorts for girls. In the Middle School (grades 6-8), the colors are navy/light blue for shirts/blouses and khaki for shorts/pants/skirts. In the winter, students may wear a Brookstone hoodie or a navy fleece provided by the school. White or dark athletic shoes or dark colored casual shoes are permitted (No sandals or rollers).
Do you provide lunch?
Students are required to bring their own lunch each day as we do not have access to a kitchen to provide lunch for students.
Do you provide early drop-off?
The school does not provide a before school program. Please ask the office for a list of local providers.
Do you provide after school programs?
Yes, we are pleased to offer a variety of after-school programs. These include tutoring, enrichment programs, and sports programs. Please visit our After School Enrichment Program webpage to learn more.
Do you offer special education services?
Brookstone attempts to address academic issues for students who are struggling, but we have limited resources. Parents of students who need speech therapy can arrange to have a private speech/language pathologist work with their child during school hours. We may or may not be able to provide limited accommodations for students who have previously been given an Individualized Education Plan in the public school setting.
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