Pierce School Quick Facts

  • The John Pierce School serves the Brookline Village neighborhood. An emphasis on community, equity, and achievement are the guiding principles that give us our unique, close-knit and cooperative spirit. Our diverse population is made up of approximately 725 students, one fourth of whom speak English as a second language. 

    A wide socioeconomic range is represented among the 400 families (725 students) at Pierce.

Contact Information

  • Main Office (617) 730 - 2580
    Main Office Fax (617) 264-6468
    Sick Line to report absences (617) 730 - 2572

  • Moving and New Building Updates

    April 12, 2024

    Pierce at Old Lincoln School (OLS) (K-5) update
    Pierce at Fisher Hill (Grades 6-8) update

     

    Design of new Pierce and the process

    FAQ's about the project 
        Submit your own questions here

    Bus Sign up for students entering grades 6 - 8 (deadline is May 6th)

    Parent Volunteer Form

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  • Family Access to Students' Work at Home

     

    K - 2 students -  Some teachers use Seesaw, a portfolio management tool and student engagement system that is designed for younger students. Seesaw creates a powerful learning loop that brings together students, teachers, and families to deepen student learning. Your child's teacher will notify you if they use Seesaw in their classroom.
    Overview of Seesaw

    Grades 3 - 5 - Some teachers use Google Classroom, a tool used to streamline assignments, boost collaboration, and foster communication. Students login to Google Classroom using their PSB Google account; they receive instruction how to do this in school. Families can receive weekly email summaries from their child's Classroom. Your child's teacher will let you know if guardian summaries is something they have active in their Google Classroom.
    Support for using Google Classroom can be found here.

     

    Grades 6 - 8 - Middle school teachers use Canvas,  the recommended LMS (learning management system) for all Brookline students and teachers in grades 6 through 12. Students are taught in sixth grade how to login, navigate, and use Canvas. Parents can choose to become an observer to view class assignments, students' submission history, and teacher comments.
    Support for students using Canvas is here.
    Information about the parent app with instructions 

     

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Jamie Yadoff, Principal

Brookline Thrives Weekend Food Program

  • Brookline Thrives is back, starting Friday, September 16! Thrives is a FREE weekend food program for any and all school families who may benefit from additional food options for their children over the weekend. No qualification is necessary, but students must be registered to receive Thrives bags at schoolRegister Here.
     
    To learn more about Brookline Thrives, please visit www.brooklinefoodpantry.org/brookline-thrives.html or email thrives@brooklinefoodpantry.org.

Technology Support at Home

  • PSB Tech Support site - contains information about accessing your child's virtual classroom (Seesaw, Classroom, or Canvas), Zoom tips, and ChromeBooks

    PSB Student Tech Support - Helpful tips on tools used in online learning and for ChromeBook issues 

    Slow Internet? Try these tips

  • 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.

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