• 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.

    In July, the Dorchester and Roslindale Welcome Centers are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm by appointment only.  

    There are two ways to register your student for Boston Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year:

    1. 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:

    2. 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:

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

    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.

    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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  • Registration Hotline
    (617) 635-9046