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Frequently Asked Questions - School Day and Registration

 

WHAT TIME DOES SCHOOL BEGIN? 

The elementary instructional day (Kindergarten through Grade 8) begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and at 1:40 p.m on Friday. The High School day begins at 8:20 a.m., although certain electives may begin at 7:30 a.m.  High School students are dismissed at 2:55 p.m. on Monday/Wednesday; 2:50 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday and 2:15 p.m. on Friday.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SCHOOL  MY CHILD(REN) WILL ATTEND?

We have eight (8) elementary schools and one High School in our district.  Assignment to school is based on your street address.  To determine your school district, try our School Locator. The School Locator will show your school district and indicate whether or not your new address is in a buffer zone.

WHAT IS A BUFFER ZONE?

All of the elementary schools in Brookline have buffer zone streets in their district. Buffer zones were designed to help keep class sizes small.  The Superintendent assigns students to one of the partner schools served by their buffer district. Assignment is based on the enrollment at the grade level the child is entering.  Families are assigned to the same school.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR REGISTRATION?

Registration is through our on-line system, Registration Gateway.  After you have pre-registered, you will be directed to our calendar to make an appointment with the Office of Student Affairs to present your original documents.  Please see our Home Page to access the link for Registration Gateway.