The Process

Teachers at Brookline High School

How does the Innovation Fund work?

Through an annual grant application process, teachers and faculty submit proposals to research and develop new innovative courses and programs that advance education and enhance school culture at Brookline High School. Proposals are vetted by a committee comprised of members of the BHS Innovation Fund’s Board of Directors and key BHS and PSB administrators.

Approved courses and programs are evaluated at established milestones (typically annually for three years). Successful programs are then integrated into the high school curriculum, while ongoing costs are taken over by the Town of Brookline.

Since 1998, the BHS Innovation Fund has launched 30+ programs, including:

New/Interdisciplinary Courses

Brookline Lens*

Drawing for Understanding in Field Science

Engineering by Design

Engineering Innovation & Design

EPIC (Experiential Project-based Innovative Capstone)

Film as History/History as Film

Global Leadership

Perspectives of a Mathematical Mind

Racial Awareness Seminar

Social Justice Leadership Program

Foundations for Achievement

African-American and Latino Scholars Program

Arts Infusion Lab (ACE, Winthrop House, CBC)

BHS Tutorial

BHS Writes/The Writing Center

Experiential Physics*

Medical Interpretation and Translation

School-Wide Reach

Finding Yourself in the Curriculum*

HUB*

Ithaka Advisory Program

Mindfulness Initiative Political Literacy

Faculty Inspiration

BHS Innovation Fund Fellowship*

Headmaster Action Plan/BHS Working Groups

Innovation Summits

Teachers Mentoring Teachers

“What School Could Be” with Ted Dintersmith*

KEY

* — Denotes a 2019-2020 school year new program, a one-time event, or a fellowship

Click here to see program descriptions.

Click here to view or download the Brookline High School Course Catalog where Innovation Fund courses are noted throughout by our logo.

Brookline High School Innovation Fund logo