Assignment Notifications

  • The first round of assignment notifications for the next year were sent out via email on Thursday, March 31*. These notifications are for any students who registered between January 5 and February 7, 2022, who are entering grades K0, K1, 6, and 9 in September. Exam school notifications for grades 7 and 9 were sent April 29th.

    If you do not receive an assignment notification by email or through the mail, please call the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9010 to find out your school assignment.

    You can confirm your seat for next year by calling the BPS Welcome Center at 617-635-9010 or by visiting You will need your student ID number and your RSVP code, both of which can be found on your assignment notification letter. 

    The priority registration period for the 2022-2023 school year for students entering grades K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, and 12 closed on April 1.  Families will be notified of their assignments by the end of May.  

    *Assignments for grades K0, K1, 6, or 9 only.  Exam school assignments for Grade 7 and 9 are at the end of April/early May. All other grade 7 assignment notices will be sent by May 31, 2022.

    In an effort to keep all of our families safe and to limit exposure to COVID-19, school registration is by appointment only.  Follow all three of these steps to complete your students’ registration:

    1. Visit to complete your pre-registration for your student and upload the required documents. You can find a list of the required documents here.  Be sure to click the “SUBMIT” button once you have filled out the form.

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

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    2. Once your pre-registration is complete, schedule your appointment by clicking here.  Be sure to select either “in person” or “remote.” This step is required to complete the process.
    3. On the day of your appointment:
      - If you select an in-person appointment, visit the Welcome Center you selected (see locations) at your scheduled time and meet your Registration Specialist to complete your registration.
      - If you select a remote appointment, a Registration Specialist will call you to complete your registration over the phone.

    Questions? Contact Welcome Services at or call 617-635-9010

    BPS Registration Process One-Pager:

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  • BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions about school registration. We also assist with work permits. 

    Pre-registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now available at For the school year starting in September of 2022, the priority registration period for students entering grades K0, K1, 6, and 9 ran from January 5 until February 4.  Students assigned in that round received assignment notifications on March 31.  The priority registration period for students entering K2 and all other grades runs from February 7 - April 1. Families will be notified of their assignment by the end of May. Registration is also still available for the current school year (SY 2021-2022).  Please see below for more information.

    Earlier in the year, all schools held virtual information sessions for prospective families to learn more about each school, meet the school leader, and ask questions. These info sessions have now concluded, but you can still visit to see the contact info for each school and reach out to the school directly with any questions. 

    ALL BPS Welcome Centers are open but you must schedule an appointment for in-person services.  You can schedule an appointment using this link.  Welcome Centers are located in Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, and Roslindale.   The Welcome Centers will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm for scheduled appointments only.  The Welcome Center in East Boston is only open on Monday and Tuesday.

    View the beginning of this page for registration steps.

    Please continue to check our website for updates.

    School Registration Information Session Recordings

    Please view a recorded information session if you are registering your child for the upcoming school year and would like to learn about the process.

    Wednesday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - Meeting Recording

    Wednesday, December 1 @ 5:30 pm - Meeting Recording

    Thursday, February 3 @ 10:00 am - Meeting Recording


      Important Dates for School Year 2022-2023 School Year Registration

    *Assignments for grades K0, K1, 6, or 9 only.  Exam School assignments for Grade 7 and 9 are at the end of April/early May. All other grade 7 assignment notices will be sent by May 31, 2022.

    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

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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.


Before You Visit a Welcome Center

  • Required Documents

    • Child’s original birth certificate, I-94 form, or passport
    • Child’s up-to-date immunization record
    • Parent/Guardian’s photo identification
    • TWO of the following documents to verify City of Boston residency (items cannot be from the same category below):
      • A Utility Bill (not water or cell phone) dated within the past 60 days
      • A Deed, Mortgage Payment dated within the past 60 days, or Property Tax Bill dated within the last year
      • A current Lease, Section 8 Agreement, or BPS Landlord Affidavit, dated within a year
      • A W2 form dated within the year or a Payroll Stub dated within the past 60 days 
      • A Bank or Credit Card Statement dated within the past 60 days
      • A Letter from an Approved Government Agency* dated within the past 60 days

    Please Note: Families who register in February through June for an assignment for both the current and the following school year are NOT guaranteed to keep their current school year school placement for the next school year.

    International Exchange Students: Please click here for additional information about Boston Public Schools' policy on international students temporarily looking to study in Boston.  International Exchange Students


Contact Us

  • Registration Hotline
    (617) 635-9046