Welcome Centers

  • BPS Welcome Center staff is available for all your questions concerning school registration and the enrollment process. We also conduct language testing for English learners and assist with work permits.

    BPS Welcome Centers are temporarily closed to the public,
    but you can still register your child for Boston Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.  

    There are two ways to register:

    1. By computer: Pre-register online here and schedule an appointment here to complete the process over the phone.
    2. By phone: Call 617-635-9010 and register with one of our registration specialists.

    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 (NACC) will contact you and 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.

    For families that registered prior to May 29, assignment notifications will go out by mid-July. Families that register after that date will receive their assignments by early August.

    If your child is eligible for bus transportation for next year and you register by August 7, their bus assignment and stop information will be emailed and/or mailed to you before the start of school.

    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

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    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.

     

    Even though BPS Welcome Center buildings are closed, the staff is available by phone to help with any Registration, Enrollment, Assignment, or Transfer question.

    Welcome Center phone hours are 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 

      

    DorchesterBPSWC

    Dorchester

    1216 Dorchester Avenue
    617-635-8015
     
    Open:
    Monday: 8:30am-5pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm
    Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
    Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
    Friday: 8:30am-5pm 
     
    Help available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, and Vietnamese.

    RoxburyBPSWC

    Roxbury Welcome Center

    2300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
    617-635-9010
     
    Open:
    Monday: 8:30am-5pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm
    Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
    Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
    Friday: 8:30am-5pm 
     
    Help available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
     RoslindaleBPSWC

    Roslindale

    515 Hyde Park Avenue
    617-635-8040
     
    Open: 
    Monday: 8:30am-5pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm
    Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
    Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
    Friday: 8:30am-5pm 
     
    Help available in Cape Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    EBBPSWC

     

    East Boston

    312 Border St, Boston, MA 02128
    617-635-9597
     
    Open: 
    Monday: 8:30am-5pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm

    Additional hours in January, late August, and early September: Wednesdays Noon-7 pm
      
    Help available in English and Spanish.