• Have you registered your child for Boston Public Schools? If not, there’s still time! Welcome Centers are open, so stop by and register your child today.

    BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions about school registration. We also assist with work permits. Read below to learn more about language testing and bus transportation.

    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 through Friday from 9am to 5pm.  The Welcome Center in East Boston is only open on Monday and Tuesday.

    You can register by:

    1. 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.
    2. Phone - Call your closest Welcome Center to register with one of our registration specialists.  Phone numbers for each Welcome Center can be found here. 

    3. In-person - Stop by one of our 4 Welcome Centers and work directly with a registration specialist.

    You can get a headstart on your appointment by pre-registering your student online here: sis.mybps.org.

    See our BPS Registration Checklist below to ensure you have all the necessary documents to register for Boston Public Schools. 

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    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.

    If your child is eligible for bus transportation for next year and is assigned by August 13th, 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.org/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

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    BPS Registration Document Checklist

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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.


    Visit our BuildBPS page to learn more about recent updates regarding schools expanding to serve 6th grade.

    Learn more about how to register. View one of our Virtual Info Sessions.

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Recorded Session: English

    Monday, January 4, 2021

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    BPS Registration Info Session Presentation

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Before You Visit a Welcome Center


Contact Us

  • Registration Hotline
    (617) 635-9046