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From the first year of kindergarten through the last year of high school, we have high expectations for every student, in every subject. Our Students & Families Directory can help you connect with the resources you are looking for.

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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

BPS School listing 2017/2018

Each year, BPS publishes a school year calendar with start and end dates, holidays, and snow days. 

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.


online pre registration
Families who have children not currently enrolled in the Boston Public Schools can pre-register online. Completing these steps in advance will save you time when you come into a Welcome Center with your proofs of residency, immunization, and other important documents.
Remember this is a pre-registration only. You must visit a Welcome Center and provide required documents in order to complete the Registration process.
Registration is ongoing; however, for your best chance at a school assignment of your choice, it is important to register during Round 1 (January 2015). All students who register within the same round are assigned to schools at the same time when the round closes. First Round Registration for the 2017/2018 school year runs from January 3, 2018, through February 2, 2018.
For best service, register according to the parent/guardian’s last name:
                                A-I: January 8-12, 2018
                               J-Q: January 16-19, 2018
                               R-Z: January 22-26, 2018
                               Open to all: January 29-February 2
Discover BPS The first step in the discovery process is to identify the student's eligible schools. By filling out your child's information on Discover BPS, you can see which schools your child is eligible to attend, and which ones might be a good fit for your family.