Brick Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 15, 1850, from portions of both Toms River Township and Howell Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Lakewood, Mantoloking and Point Pleasant.
The Brick Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are Brick Primary Learning Center for prekindergarten and kindergarten, seven elementary schools servicing grades 1 - 5 — Drum Point, Emma Havens Young, Herbertsville, Lanes Mill, Midstreams, Osborneville, Veterans — Lake Riviera Middle School and Veterans Memorial Middle School for grades 6-8, Brick Memorial High School and Brick Township High School for grades 9-12. There is also a vocational school, Brick Center, for grades 9 to 12.