In an effort to keep all of our families safe and to limit exposure to COVID-19, school registration will be completed by appointment only.
BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions, overt the phone or in person, about school registration. We also assist with work permits.
ALL BPS Welcome Centers are open but you must schedule an appointment for in-person services. You may also schedule remote appointments, which are highly encouraged. 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.
Please call your nearest Welcome Center or visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/register to make an appointment at a Welcome Center.
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.
Phone - Call your closest Welcome Center to schedule an in-person appointment.
In-person - On the day of your appointment, visit one of the 4 Welcome Centers during your scheduled time and work directly with a registration specialist.
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.
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
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.
Dorchester1216 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
617-635-8015Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - FridayHelp available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cabo Verdean Creole, and Vietnamese.
East Boston312 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128617-635-9597Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - TuesdayHelp 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.
Roslindale515 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02131
617-635-8040Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - FridayHelp available in Cabo Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Roxbury2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119617-635-9010Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - FridayHelp available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, and Spanish.