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Teaching at Belmont: Information For Staff

Belmont Schools Mission

With a commitment to teaching and learning, the Belmont Public Schools strive to nurture the knowledge, skills, and emotional development of each student in order to create a community of engaged learners who contribute to the common good and are of service to others.

About Belmont Public Schools

BPS serves students and families in Belmont and a small number of students who come to BPS from Boston through the METCO program. BPS comprises 6 schools, including 4 Elementary Schools, 1 Middle School, and 1 High School. BPS enrolls 4,378 students and employs 538 staff. The FY23 budget is $67,000,000.

About Belmont Community

The 4.7 square mile suburban Town of Belmont is an increasingly diverse small community in the heart of the Greater Boston Area, sharing a border with Cambridge and situated only eight miles from downtown Boston. Belmont is a predominantly residential town and home to approximately 28,000 residents.

District Make Up

  • BPS currently comprises 6 schools (increasing to 7 in 2023-2024).
  • Student enrollment is 4,378.
  • The district employs 538 staff.
  • The BPS FY23 Operating Budget is $67,000,000.
  • BPS has one school committee with 6 elected members who work collaboratively with the superintendent.
  • Current BPS composition: High School (1,364 students); Middle School (1,371 students); Elementary Schools (4 with 1,643 total students, average 411 students per school).
  • A new Upper Elementary School (grades 4-6) will open in 2025-2026.

Belmont District Highlights

  • High student achievement.
  • Belmont High School consistently ranks among the top 15 high schools in Massachusetts.
  • 99.7% high school graduation rate (Cohort 2021 Graduation Rate Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).
  • Butler Elementary School named National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performance in 2016.
  • Great School Committee relations.
  • The Belmont Middle High School campus is nearing the end of a multimillion-dollar, 445,100 square foot, state-of-the-art new construction project.
  • The current population of the town of Belmont is approximately 28,000 and it is situated 8 miles from Downtown Boston.
  • Median household income $151, 502 (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 (US Census).

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Belmont Public Schools to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender, except where age or sex is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Both traditional education candidates and non-traditional candidates, i.e., proven professionals from the business, government (city, state, federal), and non-profit sectors, will be considered.

Office of Human Capital (OHC) Employment Mission Statement

We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment where all members of our learning community can feel safe, supported, and successful in their work.