Located adjacent to Town Hall and the Main Library, the Pierce School serves nearly 640 students in kindergarten through eighth grade, primarily from the Brookline Village community. The schools is home to a diverse student body, with nearly a third of students speaking English as a second language.
The school is housed in a sprawling 1970's building designed around the "open classroom" philosophy of education. The building features a three-story library space, an outdoor amphitheater and a sky bridge that takes students safely over School Street to the Pierce Playground. Several classrooms are also housed in the school's historic building, built just after the turn of the century.
The Brookline Early Education Program also offers pre-kindergarten classes at the Pierce School. Dr. Pipier Smith-Mumford is the school's principal.
- Fax: (617) 264-6468
- Hours: The school day goes from 8 am to 2 pm. Students may not enter the building before 7:30 am and must go to the cafeteria if they arrive before 8 am.
- Number of students: 637
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 13 to 1
- Parking: On-street: metered, Paid lot
- Number of faculty: 47
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Cafeteria, Library
- Extracurricular activities available: Students in kindergarten through sixth grade may participate in a variety of activities through the parent-run Pierce Extended Day program. Math league, Chinese classes and drama productions are also available after school.
- Sports teams: Intramural sports available before and after school.