It’s your final week to register for Kindergarten with Boston Public Schools. Are you ready?


The deadline to register for Boston Public Schools Kindergarten is just one week away! Families who register by March 22, 2019 are more-likely to be assigned to one of their top-choice schools. We’re here to make sure you’re ready. Here’s how:

Register with Boston Public Schools.

1. Go to DiscoverBPS to see what schools you’re eligible to attend.

2. You must go in person to a BPS Welcome Center to actually register. To help make the process go more-quickly, it’s a good idea to pre-register online and to make a Welcome Center appointment ahead of time. When you go to your Welcome Center appointment, be sure to bring:

  • two proofs of Boston residency
  • your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • your child’s up-to-date immunization record
  • parent’s photo ID


Research and prioritize your school choices.

One of the hardest - but most-important - steps of the school enrollment process is identifying your school priorities. Our How to Choose Your School resource guide offers a helpful starting point for narrowing down your choices. Our English Language Learner and Special Education resource guides offer an overview of your support options for these needs and how to navigate the enrollment process for both.

You can learn more about your school options by 1) using our search bar (on the upper left on our homepage) or 2) selecting “Browse All Schools” on our homepage, and using the filters on the left-hand side of the page to narrow your choices based on your priorities. Click HERE for a listing of all BPS Kindergarten school options! Our How to Apply to Schools guide also walks you through how to enroll your child in Boston Public Schools.


Wait for your school assignment.

Once you’ve registered for school, it’s time to wait to receive your assignment! You should be notified by the end of May.

Have a different kind of question? With topics ranging from the differences between school types to school quality measurements, our FAQ page is your go-to resource for your school-related questions. Our Key Terms & Definitions page also includes simple definitions to help explain the acronyms and jargon you’ll come across in your school search and registration process.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on all school-related updates, news, important dates, and more!

Happy school registration!

Have a Question?

Our experts will provide you with the right information to find the best school