• 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. Registration is a multi-step process. Please review each step below before proceeding to the online enrollment application.

    1. Verify Residency and Gather Documentation. You will complete this step prior to registration. If you currently live in Brookline, gather the required documentation that is needed for the registration process. The list of all the documents you need to complete registration is here. You will need these documents when you apply online. 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. Please note that all documents that are not in English must be accompanied by authorized translations into English.

      1. 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.

      2. 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 PK-K: not required
        • 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

    2. Submit Enrollment Application Online. As part of the online application, you will select a time for your in-person meeting at our Office of Registration and Enrollment. 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. Meet with an Enrollment Team Member at the Office of Registration and Enrollment. Following your online application, you will complete this step. Our enrollment team will verify your documentation and help facilitate the next steps for your student’s enrollment. 

      1. English Learner Education Screening (if applicable).  The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regulations require that all Massachusetts schools determine the language(s) used with or by the student, in order to identify their specific language needs. If a language other than or in addition to English is used with or by the student, the District is required to do further screening on behalf of your student. If this is required, the Office of Registration and Enrollment staff will schedule an appointment for your student with our English Learner Education (ELE) Department at the time of registration. The Home Language Survey also allows families to identify the need for translation and/or an interpreter.

    4. School Assignment. The Office of Registration and Enrollment will communicate all school assignments to families.

      1. (Grades 1-8 only) If you live in a Buffer Zone, you will receive your school assignment on a rolling basis. To find out the School Zone for your address, use our online Where Am I search tool.

      2. (Grades 1-8 only) The ELE department communicates with the Office of Registration and Enrollment to facilitate school assignments for students who take advantage of a Native Language Support Program (Korean, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, or Russian). 

      3. (Grades 9-12 only) All students grades 9-12 will be assiged to Brookline High School, regardless of their neighborhood school.

    5. Meet with your School Counselor and School Nurse. These two meetings occur at your child’s school. At these meetings, your child will have the chance to meet their school counselor and school nurse. The school nurse must verify that immunization records meet Massachusetts Department of Public Health requirements before a student can start school.

    6. Start School. Enrollment in the Public Schools of Brookline is complete when your child attends their first day of school!

    Now 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. 
    • Registrations for the 2020-2021 School Year opens on March 2020 for students entering grades 1-12 and continues through May 2021. More information will be released in the Spring. Kindergarten registration begins in January 2020.

    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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