Brookline confronts surging school enrollment

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A consultant has identified three to four kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools that Brookline could expand to address its surging student enrollment, along with renovations at the Devotion and Brookline High schools.

The report by Cambridge-based HMFH Architects presented to the town Monday night said there is room for expansion at Brookline’s Baker , Driscoll , Lawrence, and the recently-expanded Heath School.

But HMFH architect Philip Lewis said that if the town wants to add space where the new students are living in North Brookline, the Baker School, which is in South Brookline, would not be ideal.

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