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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!