It's time to countdown!


April to June

First Round Assignment coming in April!

Current Step

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:

  1. Downloading from the ‘Your Materials Library’
  2. Downloading from ‘PDF Materials’ in 'Quick Links'
  3. Have them mailed to you by clicking on ‘Request Info’ and completing the form

Special Notices

Round One Assignment Notification Delays 


Given proposed school closures, Round One assignments will be delayed until early April.  We will work hard to expedite the process, but acknowledge that we cannot finalize the assignment round until after March 25, when the School Committee votes on the proposed closures.  We understand that you are anxious to learn about the results and may have deadlines pending with other options, and apologize for the delay. Thank you in advance your patience while we work to ensure that all families participating in Round One have access to all available school options. 


Save the Date    Talk Read, Play Day is April 17th


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