Why Join the Public Schools of Brookline?

  • Brookline has a distinguished history of educational excellence and an enduring commitment to its public schools. It has earned the reputation for educational excellence from a superb staff, and an innovative, challenging curriculum. The curriculum is additionally bolstered by our success in bringing the creative power of technology into our teaching and learning, and the extraordinary supportive relationship we enjoy with parents and citizens.

    Acknowledged as one of the leading districts in the nation, it offers an environment that encourages each child to grow and excel. The Public Schools of Brookline employs more than 900 full and part-time teachers, counselors, and administrators and approximately 250 support staff. The Office Human Resources office directs the recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of all staff, and the placement of substitute teachers. Staff in the Office of Human Resources a Director of Human Resources, a Human Resources Manager, and three Human Resources Generalists. 

    Top Ten Reasons to Join the Public Schools of Brookline

    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

    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 professional growth

    7. Opportunities for grants, vouchers, and tuition reimbursement to support professional growth

    8. Competitive salary schedules

    9. Exceptional health benefits package

    10. Non-Resident Tuition Program for Employees
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  • The School System

    The Public Schools of Brookline, with a staff of over 1,600, is supported by a $136M budget and features eight PreK-8 schools, one comprehensive high school, and a robust early education program. Brookline’s PreK-8 system provides distinct advantages for children, including the ability to develop deep and lasting connections between faculty and students.


    As of March 2024, there are over 7,000 students enrolled in the Public Schools of Brookline in grades preschool through twelve. Our student population is 6% Black/African-American, 12% Hispanic/Latino, 22% Asian, 48% White, 7% Native American/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 11% Multi-Racial/Non-Hispanic. Approximately 39% of Brookline students come from a background where English is not their first language. Nearly 21% of Brookline students were born in a country outside of the United States. There are currently 747 students enrolled in the English Learner Education Program (ELE). The students in the ELE Program represent 38 language groups, with Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Arabic accounting for 51% of these students.
    Additionally, the Public Schools of Brookline has over 1,300 students with disabilities, and four Title I schools.

    Non-Resident Tuition Program

    The Public Schools of Brookline offers the opportunity for staff to apply for enrollment of their children in the school district. This tuition-based program is operated on a space available basis, and no guarantees can be made for the placement of children in the program. Applications are due each March for consideration for enrollment in the following September. Employees must be employed in a benefits-eligible position to be eligible. Questions about this program can be directed to the Superintendent's Office at 617-730-2401.

    Beginning Teacher Support 

    The Public Schools of Brookline offer a comprehensive induction program to its incoming faculty. After being hired, new teachers are assigned a mentor. Sometimes, the mentor and incoming teacher meet and work together during the summer. There is an Orientation Program in late August providing an opportunity for new educators to learn about district procedures and priorities, as well as time to prepare for the beginning of school. Over the course of the school year, mentors meet with mentees weekly to offer support and answer questions.

  • The Public Schools of Brookline do not discriminate in its programs, facilities, employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, disability, pregnancy, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.