Important Dates for School Year 2021-2022 School Year Registration
Assignment notifications for the 2021-2022 school year were sent out via email on Wednesday, March 31. Please note that exam school invitations have not been sent out for students entering grade 7 or grade 9 in September. Due to an ongoing lawsuit regarding our temporary exam school admissions policy, we are currently unable to send exam school assignments until the case is complete. Based on information from the presiding judge, we expect that a decision will be made by the court by April 15, 2021.
The notifications sent on March 31 are for any students who registered during the first priority registration period, between January 5 and January 29, 2021, and will be entering grades K0, K1, 6, or 9 in September.
Grade 7 applicants for non-exam schools will not receive an assignment until we are able to determine exam school invitations. This is due to the high number of students transitioning into a new school at grade 7, including exam schools, special application and open enrollment 7-12 schools. We want to ensure that families have the opportunity to secure a seat in one of their preferred schools. Grade 7 school assignments for the 2021-2022 school year will be released once the exam school invitations have been finalized.
Grade 9 assignments to non-exam schools were sent out to families on March 31, 2021. These assignments have no impact on exam school admissions or invitations. If your student is in the exam school eligibility pool, they will still be considered for an invitation even if they have received or accepted an assignment for another BPS school. The projected timeline for exam school invitations is mid to late April.
For K0, K1, 6, and 9 (non-exam schools only), assignment notification letters were sent by email. If you did not receive an email with your assignment, please call the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9046 to find out your school assignment.
You can confirm your seat for next year by visiting www.bostonpublicschools.org/rsvp or calling the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9046. As a reminder, if your student is in the exam school eligibility pool, they will still be considered for an invitation even if they have received or accepted an assignment for another BPS school.
For information on BPS Transportation Eligibility, please visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/transportation or call the Transportation Hotline at 617-635-9520. Additional details will be provided in June, including transportation eligibility, the timeline for families receiving bus assignments (for bus-eligible students), and how to opt-out of bus transportation if you don't need it.
Learn more about how to register. View one of our Virtual Info Sessions.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Recorded Session: English
Monday, January 4, 2021
BPS Registration Info Session Presentation
BPS Welcome Centers in Dorchester, East Boston, and Roslindale are open for in-person appointments.
There are two ways to register your student for Boston Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year:
In-Person - schedule an appointment at the Dorchester, East Boston, or Roslindale Welcome Center. To make an appointment, call (617) 635-9046 or use our online appointment system: https://booknow.appointment-
Remotely - schedule an appointment to register your student over the phone with the help of a BPS registration specialist. To make an appointment, call (617) 635-9046 or use our online appointment system: https://booknow.appointment-
You can get a headstart on your appointment by pre-registering your student online here: https://sis.mybps.org.
See our BPS Registration Checklist below to ensure you have all the necessary documents to register for Boston Public Schools.
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 will contact you to 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.
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
BPS Registration Document Checklist
Visit our BuildBPS page to learn more about recent updates regarding schools expanding to serve 6th grade.
Before You Visit a Welcome Center
- Read DiscoverBPS, a resource for incoming and current BPS families seeking a new school, program, or placement:
- See our age requirements for enrollment: 2021-2022 School Year
- Explore your family's choices by visiting DiscoverBPS.org or Partnerbps.org
- Pre-register online here - your appointment will go faster.
- Schedule an appointment online here for a shorter wait time
Please Note: Families who register in February through June for both current and next year seats are not guaranteed to keep the current school year school placement for the next school year.
Registration Hotline(617) 635-9046