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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 2020/21

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 and schedule an appointment. You will meet with a Welcome Service Registration Specialist and they will complete the process with you. 
Remember this is a pre-registration only. You must meet via phone with a  Registration Specialist and provide the 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 2021). 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 2021/2022 school year runs from January 5, 2021, through January 29, 2021

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!

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.