• Back-to-school information
    • The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Thursday, September 4. Kindergarten begins Monday, September 8
    • If you have a question about your child's school bus stop or route or the location of your child's bus, call the BPS Transportation Hotline on weekdays at (617) 635-9520 or use the "Where's My School Bus" app at schoolbus.bostonpublicschools.org
    • The Back-To-School Hotline is up and running! We can answer your questions about school assignments, schedules, waiting lists and school bus schedules. Call (617) 635-9046 weekdays from 8:30am-5pm
    • You can visit a BPS Welcome Center to have your questions answered in-person. Our new Mattapan Welcome Center is open on Thursdays and Fridays.
    • Log in to your Student Information System account to see school registration and enrollment information
    • Learn more about yellow bus service and the MBTA pass program expansion, including how to request a free seven-day MBTA pass
    • Send us an email with your transportation questions: transportation@bostonpublicschools.org
    • If you left high school before earning a diploma, you can contact the Re-Engagement Center at 617-635-2273 about options for finishing your education.
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Headlines & Features

  • Student meals to be healthier, more locally-sourced under new food service contract

    School meals in Boston will be healthier and more locally-sourced this fall and students will have a regular role in planning menus, as part of a new three-year food service contract awarded in August. After a competitive review involving three main vendors, the Boston Public Schools has selected Whitsons Culinary Group for a $12.2 million annual contract to provide meals to BPS students for three years.

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  • Mayor, Superintendent push for higher-quality meals in Boston Schools

    Students will have higher-quality, healthier and more locally-sourced meal options this fall thanks to a decision by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and interim Superintendent John McDonough to re-post the bid for a new three-year food services contract. The new contract will include provisions for quarterly taste-tests by students and will ensure regular student and parent involvement in school menu cycles.

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  • Education report examines impact of school autonomy

    Autonomous schools within BPS are finding popular and academic success, but substantial hurdles must be overcome for the district to establish a fully developed system of successful schools, according to a new report commissioned by the Boston Public Schools.

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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.