• Welcome to the Public Schools of Brookline

    The Public Schools of Brookline is excited to welcome our newest students to our schools!

    Entering Brookline

    The Office of Student Affairs has designed this website with information to assist families with the process of registration.  Please read all of the detailed information and follow each step in order to complete the registration process.  Here, you will find each of the steps required to enroll your students.

    Reg. Process

    Step 1: Can I pre-register for the Public Schools of Brookline?

    Enrollment in the Public Schools of Brookline is contingent upon residency. This means that you must be a resident of Brookline in order to attend the Public Schools of Brookline. Before a student is registered and able to begin school, her/his parent or legal guardian must provide proofs of primary residence to the Office of Student Affairs, which is located at 24 Webster Place in Brookline. Please note that temporary residence in Brookline for the sole purpose of attending the Public Schools of Brookline will not be considered as residency, and thus does not meet the residency requirement. Please also note that you must be a resident at the time of pre-registration. If you are planning to move to Brookline, you are welcome to pre-register your student once you have taken occupancy of your Brookline residence.   
    Step 2: Complete the online pre-registration application and make appointment with the Office of Student Affairs

    Pre-registration begins with an online application that should be completed only by those families who meet the appropriate residency requirements. When filling out the application, please be mindful to select the answer to the question "Appointment Type" that best reflects the reason for which you are enrolling your student. Depending upon the time of year, there may be more than one option available, i.e. Current School Year, Next School Year Kindergarten, Next School Year Preschool, etc.). If the option is not yet available, it may be too early in the year to complete the online pre-registration for your student. Please check our News and FAQs page for more information about current registration periods and timelines. The final part of the online application is to schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Affairs. Make sure you complete this step, and save the appointment date and time prior to exiting the application! Appointments are available one month ahead of the current date (i.e., if you would like an appointment for August 25th, it will not become available until approximately July 25th).
    If you have previously used Registration Gateway, which is the online application interface, please use your existing username and password. You will have to enter information for your incoming student, but some information will be saved upon login. Begin with the online application by clicking the Pre-Registration button below
    Pre-Registration link  
    For Apple users, please note: Registration Gateway is only supported on OSX 10.7 and higher.
    If you are unable to read and answer the pre-registration questions in English, please call Colleen McGowan in our English Language Learning (ELL) Department at (617) 264-6412 to learn about resources that may be able to assist you. 
    Translation assistance  

    Step 3: Gather all required documents and complete paper forms to bring to your appointment  

    As a parent/guardian, you must be all required documents for each new student to enroll in the Public Schools of Brookline. If you have registered older siblings, you must still bring all of the required documents listed below. Any items from the Occupancy List and the Landlord Living Agreement document must be dated within 45 days of your scheduled pre-registration appointment. The Office of Student Affairs will verify residency for all students at the time of your appointment. 
    Please download and print the required forms, and bring the completed forms with you to your pre-registration appointment. Download checklist and forms here. The checklist is also available in the following languages: ArabicChineseHebrewJapaneseKoreanPortugueseRussian, and Spanish. We ask that all documents be completed translated into English. All translations should be completed by a professional translator, or a translation service, prior to your appointment. 
    What about a student's prior school records? Required school records are based on the grade that you are enrolling the student for: 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. Please also present any records or documents relating to a student's Special Education services, Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan, or English Language Learning (ELL) records, if applicable.
    Click to Download Pre-Registration Checklist  

    Step 4: The Pre-registration Appointment 

    Pre-registration appointments do not take place in the school, but rather at the Office of Student Affairs, located at: 24 Webster Place, Brookline, MA 02446. During this appointment, staff will review your application, verify the required documentation, and discuss the next steps for your student's school enrollment. Please be sure to have ALL of the required documents at the time of your appointment in order to move to forward in the enrollment process. If you are missing any documents, you will need to return to the Office of Student Affairs to submit those documents. 

    Staff will also help you to complete a Home Language Survey. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regulations require that all Massachusetts schools determine the language(s) spoken in each student's home, in order to identify their specific language needs. If a language other than English is spoken at home, the District is required to do further screening on behalf of your student. If this is required, the Office of Student Affairs staff will schedule an appointment for your student with our English Language Learning (ELL) Department at the time of pre-registration. 
    In addition, immunizations must be determined compliant by a school nurse (this will occur after submission at pre-registration, and prior to beginning school). A full list of required health documentation can be found here: Student Health Services. Please be aware that although you register your child for school, they are excluded from starting school until immunization requirements are met. Please review the regulations to ensure that your child is up-to-date and compliant. It is important to note that different countries have different requirements: students enrolling from outside of the United States may be missing one or more of our required immunizations. These include the Tdap vaccine, 2 MMR, and the 4 Polio vaccines. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health required that an additional vaccine be given if Measles, Mumps, Rubella, or Varicella is given prior to the first birthday. Nursing staff are available to assist families to determine if a student does or does not meet the requirements (seasonal). 

    Step 5: School Assignment Notification

    The Office of Student Affairs communicates all school assignments to families. All students in grades 9-12 attend Brookline High School. 

    Step 6: School Counselor Intake Appointments & School Nurse Check-ins

    Each new student will meet with a school counselor at their assigned school. The Office of Student Affairs will notify the school and the family of the school assignment. Upon notification of school assignment, the Office of Student Affairs staff will facilitate making an appointment for your student to go to their new school and complete an intake appointment with the school's counselor. During peak registration times (i.e. Summer), the Office of Student Affairs will assist in scheduling this appointment directly. For those students entering grades 9-12, some additional screenings may be required prior to meeting with a school counselor in order to develop a class schedule. Staff from Brookline High School will contact families if this is necessary.
    At the time of your appointment with the School Counselor at your child's school, please check in with the school nurse to discuss clearance for school. Please arrange to meet with your school nurse to plan for any particular healthcare needs, or for the administration of any essential medications and/or procedures that are prescribed during the school day. If your student is missing any immunizations at the time of pre-registration, there will be an opportunity to update it with the nurse at this appointment. 

    Step 7: Teacher/class schedule assignments

    The student will receive their class schedule directly from the school counselor, once the nurse has approved clearance for attendance. All students who have pre-registered in the Spring for the following school year will receive their class assignments from Brookline High School prior to the first day of school.

    Step 8: Welcome to the Public Schools of Brookline! 

  • 2017/18 Pre-Registration


    The application to pre-register for the 2017/18 school year for students entering grades 9-12 is now available.  


    Pre-registration is available only to students who maintain current Brookline residency. 


    When completing the application, please make sure to select the Appointment Type "Next School Year".  


    Once the application is complete, you must schedule a pre-registration appointment with the Office of Student Affairs.  Appointments will be available starting the week of April 3.

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