Runkle School

Students in morning meetingSince 1981, the Brookline Education Foundation has partnered with Runkle School teachers to continuously improve the quality of education that Runkle students receive and to foster a greater sense of community among teachers, students, and administrators.

In 2007, Runkle School was the recipient of one of the largest grants ever awarded by the BEF ­- $50,000 over a period of two years. The grant launched "Responsive Classroom," a nationally recognized, social-emotional curriculum designed to improve social interactions, behavior, and learning within classrooms from kindergarten to grade 5. 

In 2012, a follow-up grant for a program in grades 6 to 8 entitled "Developmental Designs," was launched.  This program, featuring a new Student Advisory period, is designed to build upon the Responsive Classroom approach and to help foster stronger connections among students and staff during the difficult middle school years. 

 Grant Highlights for 2016-17

Shira Schwartzberg (7/8 social studies) and the Lincoln School social studies teacher will travel to Greece and Turkey to enhance their knowledge of the archaeology, geography, and historic narrative of ancient Greece and Turkey, gathering information, artifacts, and materials to be used by the entire district to support the 7th grade social studies curriculum.

For a complete list of 2016-2017 Runkle School grants, click here.

Awards Held By Runkle Educators

 Ernest R. Caverly Award Alyssa Rubenstein Schneider   2015
 Charlie Baker Legacy Award Shira Schwartzberg  2015
 Ernest R. Caverly Award  Jay Sugarman  2004

BEF Parent Contacts at Runkle

Catherine Burke email Catherine
Emily Dolbear email Emily
Kate Leness email Kate
Devon Powell email Devon