Important Dates for School Year 2021-2022 School Year Registration
Second Priority Registration Period Update: The second round of assignment notifications for the 2021-2022 school year were sent out via email on Friday, May 21. These notifications are for any students who registered during the priority registration period between February 8 and April 5, 2021.
In addition, students that are entering grade 7 in September and have not been invited to an exam school will receive their assignment notifications at this time. These assignments would normally have gone out as part of the first round in March, but were delayed until exam school invitations were finalized.
If you did not receive an email with your assignment, please call the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9046 to find out your school assignment and waitlist information.
You can confirm your seat for next year by visiting bostonpublicschools.org/rsvp or calling the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9046.
For information on BPS Transportation Eligibility, please visit bostonpublicschools.org/transportation or call the Transportation Hotline at 617-635-9520. Additional details will be provided in June, including transportation eligibility, the timeline for families receiving bus assignments (for bus-eligible students), and how to opt-out of bus transportation if you don't need it.
It’s not too late to register your student for next year! Learn more about how to register below or call the BPS Welcome Center.
Update on Exam School Invitation Timelines: On Wednesday, April 28, exam school admissions decisions were sent to families and students by email and regular mail. Please visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/exam for more information on exam school admissions.
For students entering grades K0, K1, 6, or 9 in September 2021: Assignment notifications for the 2021-2022 school year were sent out via email on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. If you did not receive an email with your assignment, please call the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9046 to find out your school assignment.
For students entering all other grades in September 2021: Assignment notifications will be sent out in mid to late May.
You can confirm your seat for next year by visiting www.bostonpublicschools.org/rsvp or calling the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9046.
For information on BPS Transportation Eligibility, please visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/transportation or call the Transportation Hotline at 617-635-9520. Additional details will be provided in June, including transportation eligibility, the timeline for families receiving bus assignments (for bus-eligible students), and how to opt-out of bus transportation if you don't need it.
Learn more about how to register. View one of our Virtual Info Sessions.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Recorded Session: English
Monday, January 4, 2021
BPS Registration Info Session Presentation
BPS Welcome Centers in Dorchester, East Boston, and Roslindale are open for in-person appointments.
There are two ways to register your student for Boston Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year:
In-Person - schedule an appointment at the Dorchester, East Boston, or Roslindale Welcome Center. To make an appointment, call (617) 635-9046 or use our online appointment system: https://booknow.appointment-
Remotely - schedule an appointment to register your student over the phone with the help of a BPS registration specialist. To make an appointment, call (617) 635-9046 or use our online appointment system: https://booknow.appointment-
You can get a headstart on your appointment by pre-registering your student online here: https://sis.mybps.org.
See our BPS Registration Checklist below to ensure you have all the necessary documents to register for Boston Public Schools.
Please continue to check our website for updates.
If you have registered for BPS and your student needs language testing, the Newcomers Assessment Counseling Center will contact you to schedule a virtual appointment for your student’s assessment. Appointments are conducted online or by phone. Once your student has completed their language assessment, you will be able to make your school selections.
We are here to serve you and are happy to offer registration assistance in other languages. For interpretation assistance, please call the Welcome Center at 617-635-9010.
BPS Student Registration Form
BPS Registration Document Checklist
Visit our BuildBPS page to learn more about recent updates regarding schools expanding to serve 6th grade.
Before You Visit a Welcome Center
- Read DiscoverBPS, a resource for incoming and current BPS families seeking a new school, program, or placement:
- See our age requirements for enrollment: 2021-2022 School Year
- Explore your family's choices by visiting DiscoverBPS.org or Partnerbps.org
- Pre-register online here - your appointment will go faster.
- Schedule an appointment online here for a shorter wait time
Please Note: Families who register in February through June for both current and next year seats are not guaranteed to keep the current school year school placement for the next school year.
Registration Hotline(617) 635-9046