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Learn About the District
The Public Schools of Brookline serves approximately 8,000 students and employs about 1,800 teachers and staff. The District has 8 elementary schools and 1 high school, for a total of 9 schools. We serve students living in the Town of Brookline. Brookline is recognized for excellent teachers, active parents, and high student achievement. The public schools of Brookline today serve students from pre-K through 12th grade, with two Title 1 schools and an expansive English Learner Education (ELE) population representing more than 50 native languages. Learn more about us here...
Our Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child’s unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children’s education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child’s circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education.
Ensure that every student develops the skills and knowledge to pursue a productive and fulfilling life, to participate thoughtfully in a democracy, and succeed in a diverse and evolving global society.
Our Core Values:
- High Achievement for All
Our schools are dedicated to teaching students to be involved, active learners who work hard, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. We emphasize high expectations for all students, and support them to reach their full potential in all aspects of achievement, especially in academics, arts, sports, social skills and civic participation, all of which prepare students for success in their lives after high school.
- Excellence in Teaching
Passionate, knowledgeable, skillful teachers are the core strength of our school system. We expect our faculty and staff to provide a dynamic and rewarding learning experience for students. Excellent teaching begins with strong relationships between faculty and students and is nurtured by collaboration among colleagues. We are committed to supporting a professional community that creates and sustains an atmosphere of intellectual excitement, innovative instruction and personal growth.
Through collaboration we find new sources of learning and strength. The Public Schools of Brookline actively promote collaborative relationships. We seek out partnerships with community organizations that add value to our school system. We urge and support collaboration and exchange within and across our school community.
- Respect for Human Difference
We are committed to acknowledging and celebrating the diversity within our community while affirming the importance of our common humanity. By promoting a safe environment for questioning and challenge, we foster the growth and value that comes from different perspectives, cultures and experiences. Our commitment is to create an atmosphere of safety in which to acknowledge and express difference while advancing true acceptance and respect for all.
- Educational Equity
The Public Schools of Brookline are committed to identifying and eliminating barriers to educational achievement in our schools. To this end, we create policies and practices that are fair and just and provide educational opportunities to ensure that every student, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, or economic status, meets our standards for achievement, participation, and growth.
- High Achievement for All
The Public Schools of Brookline School Committee is made up of nine community members. Committee members are elected to three year terms. To contact Committee members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617)-730-2430.
School Committee meetings are open to the public and normally held every other Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, School Committee meetings are held at the Brookline Town Hall (333 Washington Street, Brookline), in the School Committee Room. Interpreters are available upon request. Please contact the School Committee's office at least three days in advance and an interpreter will be made available if possible.