About Us

From day one, Brooke leaders have been dedicated to great teaching.

Brooke Charter School founders understood that teacher quality — not socioeconomic status or race — is the #1 predictor of student achievement. They named the school for a man who exemplified the Brooke Core ValuesSenator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate and the first African American Senator from Massachusetts. We opened our doors in 2002 to 88 5th grade scholars. In August 2006, we opened our elementary school with our first class of kindergarteners and 1st graders. In the last several years, Brooke scholars have become some of the highest performing in the city and state. After the transformative Brooke experience, our alumni are excelling in high school and college, attending and succeeding in schools like Milton Academy, Boston Latin Academy, and University of Massachusetts – Amherst. We focus unrelentingly on getting our scholars to and through college.

Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous public education to students from the cities of Boston and Chelsea that will ensure that they are prepared to enter into and succeed in college.

Brooke Charter Schools Board of Directors & Committee Meeting Schedule 2016-2017

Board Meeting, Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 8:45 am 
Location: Brooke High School, 7 Elkins Street, Boston, MA 02127 
Board Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 pm
Location: Brooke East Boston, 94 Horace Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Board Meeting, Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:00 pm
Location: Brooke Roslindale, 190 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131
Board meeting (annual retreat), Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Board meeting, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:45 am
Location: Brooke Mattapan, 150 American Legion Highway, Boston, MA 02124

2015-2016 Meeting History and Notes

July 21, 2015 – BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
Location: Dinosaur Capital Partners LLC, 800 Boylston Street, 26th Floor, Boston, MA  02199
Finance Committee Meeting, October 28, 2015, 9:30 AM – Agenda
Location: Brooke Roslindale, 190 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131
Board Meeting, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – Notes
Location: Brooke East Boston, 94 Horace Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Governance Committee Meeting, Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:45 PM
Location: Brooke Mattapan, 150 American Legion Highway, Mattapan, MA 02124
Board Meeting, Wednesday, November 19, 2015 – Notes 
Location: Brooke Mattapan, 150 American Legion Highway, Mattapan, MA 02124
Finance Committee Meeting, Friday, January 29, 2016, 8:30 AM
Location: 125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Board Meeting, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Notes
Location: Brooke Roslindale, 190 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131
Facilities Committee Meeting, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:00 PM
Location: Brooke Roslindale, 190 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131
Board Meeting, Wednesday, March 31 2016 – Notes
Location: Stephi’s on Tremont, 571 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118 
Finance Committee Meeting, Friday, April 1, 2016, 8:30 AM
Location:  125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Finance Committee Meeting, Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:30 AM
Location:  125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Governance Committee Meeting, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:30 AM
Location: Brooke East Boston, 94 Horace Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Board Meeting, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:45 AM – Agenda
Location: Brooke East Boston, 94 Horace Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Facilities Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 3:30 PM
Location: 800 Boylston Street, 26th Floor, Boston, MA  02199

 

2014-2015 Board Meeting & Committee Notes

2013-2014 Board Meeting & Committee Notes

Vendors and Contractors: Requests for Quotes & Bids

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