The John D. Runkle School has a long and illustrious history in Brookline, dating back to its founding in 1897. Runkle School is named for John Daniel Runkle, who was a Chairman of the Brookline School Committee and an early advocate of Mathematics and technical education. He was also a founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as its second president.
Runkle is proud of its vibrant community, our rigorous academic program, support for the arts, and a belief in teaching the "whole" child. Runkle embraces its diverse community, and we are deeply committed to the work of Brookline’s Equity Project. Located in the Fisher Hill neighborhood between Route 9 and Beacon Street, Runkle School has a population of 515 students in grades Pre-K through 8. Runkle is host to many of the Spanish English Language Learner students in Brookline and to programs for children on the PDD/Autism Spectrum.
Jim Stoddard, Principal
Donna Finnegan, Vice Principal
Beatrice Moyer, Secretary
Linda Delvecchio, Building Aide
Janet Campbell, Nurse