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 2014-2015


Finance Committee Meeting, May 8, 2015, 8:00 AM
Location: Nonprofit Finance Fund, 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111
Board Meeting Agenda, May 20, 2015 7:45 AM-9:45 AM
Location: Strategic Grant Partners, 240 Newbury Street, #2, Boston, MA 02116
Governance Committee Meeting, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:00 AM
Location: Brooke Mattapan, 150 American Legion Highway, Mattapan, MA 02124
Finance Committee Meeting Agenda, June 8, 2015, 8:00 AM
Location: Nonprofit Finance Fund, 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111
Alumni Committee Meeting Agenda, June 9, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: 200 Clarendon Street, 29th floor, Boston, MA 02114


2014-2015 Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Minutes
April 3, 2015 – BCS Finance Committee – Mtg Minutes
April 1, 2015, BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
February 11, 2015, BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
January 27, 2015, BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
January 29, 2015, BCS Governance Committee – Mtg Minutes
January 23, 2015, BCS Finance Committee – Mtg Minutes
November 12, 2014, BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
November 12, 2014, BCS Governance Committee – Mtg Minutes
October 27, 2014 – BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
October 27, 2014, BCS Finance Committee – Mtg Minutes
September 10, 2014, BCS Board of Directors – Mtg Minutes
September 10, 2014, BCS Governance Committee – Mtg Minutes

2013-2014 Board Minutes
May 21, 2014, Approved Board Mtg Minutes
May 21 2014, BCS Finance Committee Mtg Minutes
April 30, 2014, BCS Alumni Committee Mtg Minutes
April 14, 2014, BCS Development Committee Mtg Minutes
March 27, 2014, Approved BCS Board Mtg Minutes
March 14, 2014, BCS Finance Committee – Mtg Minutes
February 12, 2014 Approved BCS Board Mtg Minutes

BCS Board & Committee Minutes – 2013 to February 2014

Brooke Charter Schools Annual Report 2012
Brooke Charter Schools Annual Report 2013