School Choice & Registration

Promotes School Choice Season to perspective families throughout Boston neighborhoods, child care centers, community agencies, fairs and events.

Programs & Initiatives

 
 

Citywide School Preview


Offers families an opportunity to meet principals, teachers and parents, tour and ask questions to learn about prospective k-8 school offerings before registering in January. Contact: Welcome Services, Robert Havdala, 617-635-9085, rhavdala@bostonpublicschools.org

Countdown to Kindergarten Transition Activities


Provides Boston families with information, activities and events (registration guides, K-days, Countdown Celebration) that support the transition into kindergarten. Contact: Countdown, Sonia Gómez-Banrey, 617-635-6816, sgomezbanrey@bostonpublicschools.org

High School Showcase


Provides families of prospective students an opportunity to learn about high school choices and meet and speak with school staff. Contact: Welcome Services, Robert Havdala, 617-635-9085, rhavdala@bostonpublicschools.org

Information Sessions


Informs families about the BPS registration process and how to choose schools and enroll. Contact: Welcome Services, Robert Havdala, 617-635-9085, rhavdala@bostonpublicschools.org, or Countdown, Sonia Gomez- Banrey, 617-635-6816, sgomezbanrey@bostonpublicschools.org

Welcome Sessions


OOE assist schools in creating a strong start to a home-school partnership with an engaging Welcome Session. Schools greet new families, engage parents and put children at ease about their upcoming transition. Contact: Countdown, Sonia Gomez-Banrey, 617-635-6816, sgomezbanrey@bostonpublicschools.org or Welcome Services, Robert Havdala, 617-635-9085, rhavdala@bostonpublicschools.org

Contact Us

Welcome Services

 
Robert Havdala, Sr. Director
617-635-9085
 
Sonia Gómez-Banrey, Director
Countdown to Kindergarten
sgomezbanrey@bostonpublicschools.org
617-635-6816 
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