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The First Day of BPS Kindergarten is September 10, 2015

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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

 

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Countdown to Kindergarten’s 16th Annual Citywide Kindergarten Celebration

FREE for all NEW kindergartners and their families.
Boston Children’s Museum
August 31st, 2015 4:30-7:30 PM.  It is the most important event in the city for our Kindergartners! 
Please join us.

Free parking at the Stilling Street Garage. Please bring your parking pass with you to stamp and get parking coupon.

Buses from these locations only!

Free Transportation is available from:

Ruggles by the Columbus garage (next to station),

Forest Hills (lower side Washington/ Hyde Park Ave side)

Ashmont (by the DD side), and

Maverick Station. 

Buses start boarding at 3:45pm.

Please call 617-635-9288(English) 617-635-6816 (Spanish) if you have any questions

DON'T MISS!

Kindergarten Days Parties

Boston Public Schools’ invites new kindergartners, along with their parents or providers, to attend a Kindergarten Days Party being held in a neighborhood near you. See our flyer or Special Events Calendar for list of locations and times.

First Day of Kindergarten for most BPS schools is September 10, 2015. Some Pilot or Innovation Schools may have an earlier date.  You will receive notice from these schools directly.

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