BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions about school registration. We also assist with work permits.
Registration is currently available for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please check back in mid-December if you are looking to pre-register your child for the 2022-2023 school year.
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:
- 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.
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.
Please continue to check our website for updates.
Please attend an information session if you are registering your child for the upcoming school year. These will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the school registration process through virtual and in-person information sessions:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 8:00am and 6:00pm. In person at East Boston Welcome Center:
East Boston - 312 Border Street, 02128
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 5:30pm. In person at several Welcome Centers:
Roxbury- 2300 Washington St, 02119
Dorchester- 1216 Dorchester Ave, 02125
Roslindale- 515 Hyde Park Ave, 02131
Saturday, January 22, 2022, 10:00am (Zoom Link)
Important Dates for School Year 2022-2023 School Year Registration
If your student needs language testing, a registration specialist will help you schedule an appointment at the Newcomers Assessment Counseling Center (NACC). Language testing is conducted in person at the Bolling Building (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury). Once your student has completed their language assessment, you can 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
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.
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: 2022-2023 School Year
- Explore your family's choices by visiting DiscoverBPS.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