Students Seeking Special Education Evaluations
Brookline Residents whose children have been referred for or
suspect their children require a special education evaluation are eligible to do so through the Public Schools of
Brookline, regardless of enrollment status.
If your child attends a private school, you may seek an evaluation and
potentially receive services through the Public Schools of Brookline if found
- Contact the Educational Team Facilitator for your zoned school
- Your first step is to contact the school assigned to your
address and speak to the Educational Team Facilitator.
- If you are not sure what your school zone is,
or live in a “Buffer Zone”, contact the Office of Student Affairs
- For students in grades 9-12, please contact the Special Education Office at Brookline High School (617-713-5076).
- For Early Education (ages 3-5), contact Elizabeth Preston (617-713-5473).
- After you liaise with the Educational Team Facilitator, they
will inform you and the staff of the Office of Student Affairs as to next steps.
You will pre-register as a Brookline Resident with the Office
of Student Affairs. Pre-Registration begins with an online application and should be completed only by those families who meet the Residency Requirements. If you are a visitor, please review "Visitors and Public School Enrollment". Pre-registration begins with the Registration Gateway. Begin with the online application by clicking the
"Pre-Registration" button below:
*For Apple users, please note: Registration Gateway is only supported on
OSX 10.7 and higher (10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11).
- Enter in all requested demographic data as requested by our application questionnaire. Please allow yourself ample time to complete the application questionnaire. We recommend using a non-mobile device to complete this task if possible, as it is easier with access to a keyboard.
- Make an appointment for your pre-registration Meeting
Pre-Registration meetings will take place with staff from the Office of Student Affairs
- Please bring the child for whom you are registering, the original documents, and required forms filled out.
- Each family will produce health and immunizations to a school nurse
- Children who may require English Language services will receive a pre-screening to determine need at the time of their Pre-Registration meeting
Documents to bring to your pre-registration meeting:
- Original birth certificate (notarized translation into English)
- Proofs of Residency
| Evidence of Residency
|| Evidence of Occupancy
||Evidence of Identification
Column A (1 option)
- A record of the most recent mortgage payment and/or property tax bill
- Copy of settlement statement & a record of the most recent payment
- Copy of current lease & a signed notarized Landlord Living Agreement
- Copy of HUD lease or other public housing lease AND record of most recent payment
Column B (2 proofs)
A utility bill dated within the past 45 days or a statement of service or work order showing the service address and connection date from the following list:
- Cable/Satellite TV bill
- Electric bill
- Gas bill
- Home telephone bill
- (cellular telephone is
- not acceptable)
- insurance bill
Column C (1 proof)
Valid photo identification from the following list:
- Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License
- Valid Massachusetts ID card
- Valid Passport
- Military ID
- Other Government-issued photo ID
- School records (notarized translation into English)
- Active IEP or 504 Plan, if applicable
- Immunization records (notarized translation into English)
- Custody documents (notarized translation into English) if applicable
Forms to bring to your pre-registration meeting:
The Office of Student Affairs enters your student as a
private school student receiving services.
You will be notified, and the Team
Facilitator will contact you to begin the evaluation process.