Welcome Centers

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

    ALL BPS Welcome Centers are open for in-person appointments.  Welcome Centers are located in Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, and Roslindale.  The Welcome Centers will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm with extended hours on Wednesday 5-7 pm for remote appointments only. 

    Please call your nearest Welcome Center or visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/register to make an appointment at a Welcome Center.   

    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 head start on your appointment by pre-registering your student online here: https://sis.mybps.org.

    Please continue to check our website for updates.

    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.

    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

    English | Españolالعربية | Cabo-Verdiano | 中文 | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Português | Soomaali | Tiếng Việt

    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.




    1216 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
    (Wednesdays 5 pm - 7 pm by phone appointment only)
    Help available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cabo Verdean Creole, and Vietnamese.


    East Boston

    312 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Tuesday
    Help available in English and Spanish. 
    Please note that the East Boston Welcome Center, located at the Umana Academy, is closed on all BPS school holidays.


    515 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02131
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
    (Wednesdays 5 pm - 7 pm by phone appointment only)
    Help available in Cabo Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.


    Roxbury Welcome Center

     2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
    Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
    (Wednesdays 5 pm - 7 pm by phone appointment only)
    Help available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, and Spanish.