Countdown to Kindergarten makes registering your child for kindergarten in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) clear and simple! The easy to follow Countdown 5-4-3-2-1 Steps will guide you through the year-long process of visting and selecting schools, registering for school, meeting your assigned school, getting ready for school over the summer, and starting school in the fall. We also connect you to many fun social and learning activities and resources that you can share with your child to help him or her get ready to thrive in school. Remember, you are your child’s first teacher!
Countdown to Kindergarten offers you a range of informative materials to help you make your child’s kindergarten experience a successful one!
You can access our materials a number of convenient ways including:
- Downloading from the ‘Your Materials Library’
- Downloading from ‘PDF Materials’ in 'Quick Links'
- Have them mailed to you by clicking on ‘Request Info’ and completing the form
This is a great time for families to learn more about our schools before
school registration begins. All our schools will have special opportunities to
visit classrooms, tour the school, and meet the principal and teachers.
Showcase In Our Schools for grades K-8
Visit more than one school on this day
Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Every early education center, elementary, K-8 and middle school will
welcome visitors on this special Saturday. It’s your chance to check out
several schools on your list, meet the principal, teachers and parents, tour
the building, and see student work.
School Preview Time
Additional Preview Dates
All schools will be open to visitors at these times:
Tuesday, December 3 5:30-7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11 10:00-11:30 AM
Thursday, December 19 7:00-8:30 AM
Tuesday, January 7 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Please contact schools directly to learn about any additional opportunities.