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Boston families are fortunate to have more choices for their children's education than almost anywhere else in the U.S. - and you will find some of our city's best and most exciting choices in the Boston Public Schools. From pre-kindergarten through middle school and continuing through high school, our schools offer academic, social, and cultural experiences that receive national attention.
For more information here is BPS at a Glance
In order to attend Boston Public Schools, a student must actually reside in the City of Boston. The residence of a minor child is presumed to be the legal, primary residence of the parent(s) or guardian(s) who have physical custody of the child.
“Residence” is the primary place where a person dwells permanently, not temporarily, and is the place that is the center of his or her domestic, social, and civic life. Temporary residence in the City of Boston, solely for the purpose of attending a Boston public school, shall not be considered residency.
In determining residency, Boston Public Schools reserves its right to request a variety of documentation and to conduct an investigation into where a student actually resides. Because residency can, and does, change for students and their families during the course of the academic year, Boston Public Schools may continue to verify residency after the commencement of classes. Also, Boston Public Schools may act upon anonymous tips it receives to conduct a residency verification investigation.
First Round Registration for the 2021-2022 school year for K0 and K1 runs the month of January 5, 2021- January 29, 2021. For best service and reduced wait times, please register according to the parent/guardian’s last name:
A-I: January 5-8, 2021
J-Q: January 11-15, 2021.
R-Z: January 19-22, 2021
Open to all: January 25-January 29
NEW! For K2 First Round begins February 8- April 5, 2021
BPS Age Requirement
Your child must be 5 by September 1, 2021, to register for K2 kindergarten
Your child must be 4 by September 1, 2021, to register for K1 kindergarten
Your child must be or 3 by September 1, 20201, to register for K0 kindergarten
K1 and K0 seats are NOT guaranteed, so register during the First Round for your best chance of getting a seat!