Flags from over 70 countries adorn the school representing the home land of many Pierce students. A wide socioeconomic range is represented among the 450 families (669 students) at Pierce. Residential housing has exploded in the school community over the last five years contributing to a swell in enrollment.
The Pierce School
Collaboration among staff is highly valued and is facilitated on a daily basis by the school’s physical layout. Pierce School is situated in a campus-like setting, with classrooms in two separate buildings. The historical building, a more traditional school structure, houses all of our kindergarten classes, a first and second grade class, and most of our 7th and 8th grade classes. The main building, completed in 1974, is an open structure that reflects the open classroom philosophy. Our three-story school library serves as a hub for teaching and learning, as it is surrounded by most of our open classroom spaces.
Our active parent community allows students and families to experience a variety of extra-curricular programming at Pierce School. The Performing Arts program presents two musicals each year, one for grades 3-6 and another for grades 7 and 8. The PTO also sponsors a range of school-wide activities, such as performances arranged through the Brookline Arts Council, the quarterly Principal’s Forums, the annual Book Fair, Skate Night at Larz Anderson and the annual Pierce Picnic, to name a few.
Pierce graduates experience a smooth transition to our large high school campus of three buildings, having become accustomed to a multiple building setting at Pierce. Over the years, students have frequently returned to Pierce as interns and staff as a result of our close-knit and caring community of teachers, students and parents.
In 2005, the Pierce School celebrated its 150th anniversary year (1855-2005), making it one of the oldest schools in Brookline.