Transferring Schools

  • In BPS, a transfer is a student moving from one Boston Public School to another Boston Public School. If your child currently attends a school outside of Boston, or attends a private, parochial, or charter school, please follow the instructions for registration here.

     

    For this school year (September 2017 - June 2018) 

     

    Before You Come

    • Explore your family's choice list by entering your new address at discoverbps.org
    • Please note that transfer requests will not be accepted after:
      • November 30th for 1st - 12th Grade
      • January 31st for K0-K2

     

    Visit A Welcome Center

    • Visit your nearest Welcome Center. Bring parent/guardian photo identification

     

    Next Steps

    If there is available space in one of your ranked schools, your child will be assigned to the school. If there is no space, your child will be added to the wait list of the top-ranked school. Please note that transfers are not guaranteed. Additionally, if the transfer is granted, your child will lose their current school year assignment.

     

    For next school year (September 2018 - June 2019)

     
    Students Entering Grades K0, K1, 6, 7, or 9
    • Visit a Welcome Center with valid parent/guardian photo identification between January 3, 2018 and February 2, 2018. Assignments will be released in late March.
    • Please note that transfers are not guaranteed. Additionally, if the transfer is granted, your child will lose their seat at their current school for next school year.

    Students In All Other Grades

    • Visit a Welcome Center with valid parent/guardian photo identification between February 12, 2018 and March 23, 2018. Assignments will be released in late May.
    • Please note that transfers are not guaranteed. Additionally, if the transfer is granted, your child will lose their seat at their current school for next school year.