Boston Saves is a children’s savings account program that helps families of BPS students save and plan for their children’s college or career training from K2 kindergarten onward.
Through Boston Saves, every K2 kindergartner in BPS gets an account with $50 for their future college or career training. Families can get even more money for their child, called Boston Saves Dollars, and track those savings in the Boston Saves Savings Center. Along the way, students and families can learn more about how to make the most of their money to plan for the future!
Currently, all K2, 1st, and 2nd-grade students in BPS have Boston Saves accounts.
Which students have Boston Saves accounts?
Every child entering K2 kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade at BPS district schools will receive a Boston Saves account. At certain Boston Saves “pilot” schools, students in higher grades will also have accounts because their schools started the program earlier. See the chart below for details.
Eligible Grades SY2021-2022
All SchoolsK2-2ndGardner PilotKing K-8Mattahunt Elem.Winship Elem.
K2-4thConley Elem.Harvard-Kent Elem.McKay K-8Otis Elem.Roosevelt K-8K2-5th
Students who belonged to an eligible pilot school cohort, including at Haynes EEC and West Zone ELC, and have since left that school also keep their Boston Saves account. See this table to determine if your child belonged to an eligible pilot cohort.
What if my child doesn’t have a Boston Saves account?
Your family can still benefit from the program’s free planning resources and events!
You can also sign up for the Boston Saves family newsletter to get the latest tips on saving and planning for your child’s future.
How does Boston Saves work?
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