Welcome Centers

  • BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions about school registration. We also assist with work permits.

    ALL BPS Welcome Centers are open for in-person appointments.  Welcome Centers are located in Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, and Roslindale.  The Welcome Centers will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.  The East Boston Welcome Center is only open on Monday and Tuesday.

    Please call your nearest Welcome Center or visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/register to make an appointment at a Welcome Center.   

    You can register by:

    1. Computer - Pre-register online at https://sis.mybps.org and schedule an appointment at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com to complete the process over the phone or in-person.
    2. Phone - Call your closest Welcome Center to register with one of our registration specialists.  Phone numbers for each Welcome Center can be found here

    3. In-person - Stop by one of our 4 Welcome Centers and work directly with a registration specialist.

    You can get a head start on your appointment by pre-registering your student online here: https://sis.mybps.org.

    Please continue to check our website for updates.


    If your student needs language testing, a registration specialist will help you schedule an appointment at the Newcomers Assessment Counseling Center (NACC).  Language testing is conducted in person at the Bolling Building (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury). Once your student has completed their language assessment, you can 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

    English | Españolالعربية | Cabo-Verdiano | 中文 | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Português | Soomaali | Tiếng Việt

    Work Permits

    For Work Permits, please complete this form.  Once completed a Registration Specialist will contact you within two business days regarding the next steps for your work permit.


     

    DorchesterBPSWC

    Dorchester

    1216 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
    617-635-8015
     
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
     
    Help available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cabo Verdean Creole, and Vietnamese.

    EBBPSWC

    East Boston

    312 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128
    617-635-9597
     
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Tuesday
     
    Help available in English and Spanish. 
     
    Please note that the East Boston Welcome Center, located at the Umana Academy, is closed on all BPS school holidays.
    RoslindaleBPSWC

    Roslindale

    515 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02131
    617-635-8040
     
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
     
    Help available in Cabo Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    RoxburyBPSWC

    Roxbury

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
    617-635-9010
     
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
     
    Help available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, and Spanish.