• UPK at BPS Registration 

    Register For UPK at Boston Public Schools (BPS) known as K0 (for 3-year-olds) and K1 (for 4-year-olds)

    There is a geographic restriction for UPK at BPS that is tied to a family’s home address, which must be in the City of Boston. Families can view their school options at www.DiscoverBPS.org. Note that many seats fill by the start of the school year. Be sure to ask a Welcome Services team member about availability of seats.

    Apply for UPK seats in Boston Public Schools (BPS) known as K0/K1 For School Year 2024-25

    The priority registration period for UPK in Boston Public Schools classrooms (known as K0/K1) for the 2024-25 school year for children who will be three and four years old as of September 1, 2024 was January 4-February 9, 2024. Notifications will be sent by March 31st, 2024. 

    For details on BPS school registration, visit the BPS Welcome Services registration webpage. 

    Priority Enrollment

    Boston Public Schools uses various priority groups for enrollment in BPS schools. These include: present school priority, sibling priority, EEC/ELC priority, East Boston/non-East Boston priority. Learn more about the assignment policy for BPS schools on the Welcome Services webpage or find details in the DiscoverBPS Guide (2022-23 edition here).  


    Are you looking for registration information on Kindergarten (K2) - for five year olds - in Boston Public Schools? See our Resources page.