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Why Join the Public Schools of Brookline?

The School System

The Public Schools of Brookline, with a staff of approximately 1200, is supported by a $72.1M budget. Eight Pre K-8 schools feed into one comprehensive high school. Brookline’s Pre K-8 system provides distinct advantages for children. Information about the students, particularly important as they are rapidly changing, is more easily communicated within one school than from one school to another. In a Pre K-8 system everyone knows the child better, and difficult transitions are eliminated.

Classroom Picture

Top Ten Reasons to Join:

The Brookline Pre-K - 12 System
1. Well defined and clearly articulated Strategic Plan focusing on Excellence in Education for all Students
2. Diverse Student Population
3. Engaged and Supportive Parent Community

Support for Professional Development and Growth
4. Extensive Professional Development with many "In-System" opportunities
5. Comprehensive New Teacher support including a three-year induction and mentoring program
6. Brookline Education Foundation Support for Educational Initiatives
7. Opportunities for grants, vouchers, and tuition reimbursement to support Professional Growth

Salary and Benefits
8. Competitive Salary Schedules
9. Exceptional Health Benefits Package
10. Non-Resident Tuition Program for Employees


As of October 2009, there were 6,472 students enrolled in the Public Schools of Brookline in grades Preschool through twelve. Our student population is 7 % Black, 9% Hispanic/Latino, 18% Asian, and 59% White. Approximately 27% of Brookline students come from homes where English is not the first language.  More than 496 students are enrolled in the English Language Learner Program (ELL). The students in the ELL Program represent 39 language groups, with Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish accounting for 77 % of these students.

Non-Resident Tuition Program

The Brookline Public Schools has a non-resident tuition program available to any Town of Brookline employee who works at least 20 hours per week, lives outside of Brookline and would like to send their children to the Brookline Public Schools. For further information and to request an application, please contact the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at 617–730-2447.

Reduced/ Free Opportunities

Brookline Adult and Community Education reduces the cost of their courses to Brookline staff members.

The Brookline Recreation Department allows reduced/free fees for use of Brookline Recreation Facilities:

Larz Anderson Park
Eliot Recreation Center
Putterham Golf Course
• Main Gym Facility
Skating Rink
Soule Recreation & Gym
• Swimming Pool
• Tennis Courts