•  No school Wednesday, January 28, 2015 

    All schools are closed Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28th.  School buses will not be running.  Administrative offices, including BPS Welcome Centers and the Newcomers Assessment Center will also be closed Wednesday, January 28. For any updates, please continue to check this page or call the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.   
    The Boston Center for Youth and Families will open a limited number of community centers for children ages 7 and older from 7:30am-6pm. Parents/guardians will need to fill out a short intake form at drop-off. For information and locations, please call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at (617) 635-4500.
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  • BPS Graduation Rate Hits All Time High, Drop Out Rate at All Time Low

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Superintendent John McDonough in announcing that the Boston Public Schools (BPS) graduation rate has hit a historic milestone with newly released data showing the district’s graduation rate at the highest-level in recorded history.

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  • Early College Pathway at Charlestown High School

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced the creation of C-Town Tech, an information technology (IT) program at Charlestown High School. The program, which helps students earn college credit in high school, is aimed at ensuring more youth complete high school, earn a college degree, and are well prepared for career success. C-Town Tech is currently recruiting for the program that will launch at the school in September 2015.

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  • Parents: First Registration Period for fall BPS enrollment extended through February 3, 2015

    Parents of children who will begin Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, grades 6 or 9 in the fall of 2015 are encouraged to register for Boston Public Schools (BPS) during the first registration period, which runs Monday, January 5 through Tuesday, February 3. Families may visit any BPS Welcome Center to register for school.

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John McDonough
John McDonough
Interim Superintendent

As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.