• Welcome, New Brookline Families!

    Welcome, new students and families, to the Public Schools of Brookline!

    Brookline has nine neighborhood schools: eight K-8 schools and one high school for grades 9-12. To visit each school’s website, please use the links to the right.

    Registration begins with an online enrollment application. To prepare for registration there are a few tasks you must complete:

    1. Print out our Registration Checklist and use it to guide you through the process.

    2. Ensure that you and your child are current Brookline residents. You must have the proper documentation to verify your residence.  If you are planning to move to Brookline, you must occupy your Brookline home before you begin to register your child. You cannot enroll your child until you and your child are both living in Brookline. You may begin to fill out the application approximately one month in advance of your arrival to secure an appointment after you take occupancy of your Brookline home.

    3. Gather the required documentation. These materials will assist you in answering questions in the online enrollment application and are required to bring to your in-person appointment with the Office of Registration and Enrollment. The full list of required documents can be accessed here. Please note that all documents that are not in English must be accompanied by authorized translations into English.

    4. Review the health requirements. Massachusetts Department of Public Health immunization requirements must be met before your child is able to begin school. The full list of health requirements can be found and downloaded here.

    5. Obtain Prior School Records and Complete a Records Release Form. The records required depend on the grade that your student is entering. Each grade level and the corresponding required records are found below. Please also present any records or documents relating to a student's Special Education services, Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan, or English Learner Education (ELE) records, if applicable.

      • Grades 1-8: Most recent report card and/or progress report
      • Grade 9: 7th and 8th grade transcripts
      • Grade 10: 8th and 9th grade transcripts
      • Grade 11: 9th and 10th grade transcripts
      • Grade 12: 9th, 10th, and 11th grade transcripts

    6. Determine which School or Buffer Zone you live in (Grades 1-8 only). In Brookline, students are assigned to one of Brookline’s K-8 schools based primarily on the location of their home. Each residence is either in a single School Zone or in a “Buffer Zone” which includes two or more schools. To find out the School Zone for your address, use our online Where Am I search tool.

      When using this tool, first search for your address. When the results are displayed, scroll to the right until you see School District and School Buffer Zone section. If there is no School Buffer Zone listed then you live in the School District that is listed. If a Buffer Zone is listed, the “Buffer Zone” is that address’ district, regardless of what the “School Zone” may indicate. For more on School Zones and Buffer Zones, Visit our
      Buffer FAQs page.

      All students entering grades 9-12 will attend Brookline High School, the only high school in our district, regardless of the School Zone they reside in.

    Once you have completed steps 1-6 above, you are ready to access our online application, called Registration Gateway. 

    • Registrations for the 2019-2020 School Year is now open for ALL grade levels and will be accepted until May 2020 on a rolling basis to ensure that students attend school as soon as possible. 

      • Due to summer school, appointments made on or prior to August 8th are counted as "Next School Year" registrations while appointments made after the 8th are considered "Current School Year" registrations.
    • Registrations for the 2020-2021 School Year opens on March 2020 and continues through May 2021. More information will be released in the Fall.

    Please click on the icon below to get started and begin the registration process.

    Click to Register Online

    If for any reason you are unable to complete the items listed above, please review our FAQs. If you have additional questions and/or concerns, please contact the Office of Registration and Enrollment directly at enroll@psbma.org or (617) 264-6492.

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