BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions about school registration over the phone or in person. We also assist with work permits.
ALL BPS Welcome Centers are open for in-person services. You can schedule an appointment or just stop by. Welcome Centers are located in Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, and Roslindale. The Welcome Centers will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am to 5pm and Wednesday noon to 5pm. The Welcome Center in East Boston is only open on Monday and Tuesday, 9am to 5pm.
Please call your nearest Welcome Center or visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/register to make an appointment at a Welcome Center.
You can register by:
- 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.
Phone - Call your closest Welcome Center to schedule an in-person appointment.
In-person - On the day of your appointment, visit one of the 4 Welcome Centers during your scheduled time and work directly with a registration specialist.
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 at the Bolling Building (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury). Once your student has completed their language assessment, you can make your school selections.
If your child is eligible for bus transportation for next year and is registered by August 12th, their bus assignment and stop information will be emailed and mailed before the start of school. For additional information about transportation, visit the "Fall 2021 Transportation FAQ" page on our website at bostonpublicschools/transportation-FAQ.
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
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.
Dorchester1216 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
617-635-8015Hours of Operation:9 am - 5 pm (in person or remote): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and FridayNoon - 5 pm (in person or remote): WednesdayHelp is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cabo Verdean Creole, and Vietnamese.
East Boston312 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128617-635-9597Hours of Operation: 9am - 5pm, Monday - TuesdayHelp is 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.
Roslindale515 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02131
617-635-8040Hours of Operation:9 am - 5 pm (in person or remote): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and FridayNoon - 5 pm (in person or remote): WednesdayHelp is available in Cabo Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Roxbury2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119617-635-90109 am - 5 pm (in person or remote): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and FridayNoon - 5 pm (in person or remote): WednesdayHelp is available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, and Spanish.