Welcome Centers

  • BPS Welcome Center staff are available to answer all of your questions about school registration over the phone or in person. We also assist with work permits.

    Roxbury Welcome Center is the only site open for in-person services during July.  Appointments are encouraged for both in-person and remote services.  Roxbury Welcome Center is open Mon, Tue, Thurs 9-5 pm; Wednesday 12-5 pm; and Friday by remote appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by using this link. All Centers will re-open on August 1. 

    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 schedule an in-person appointment. 

    3. 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 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

    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
    Help is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cabo Verdean Creole, and Vietnamese.


    East Boston

    312 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128
    Help is 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
    Help is available in Cabo Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.



    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
    9 am - 5 pm (in person or remote): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
    9 am - 5 pm (remote only):  Friday
    Noon - 5 pm (in person or remote): Wednesday
    Help is available in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, and Spanish.