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phone: 617 - 993 - 5400

Admission to the Belmont Public Schools

Registration for School Year 2020-2021 Opens Online January 24, 2020

  • Registration is for incoming kindergartners and families new to Belmont Public Schools; existing families should not register
  • Due to Town Clerk's election activities and requirements, no residency verifications will be performed from February 20 through March 10, 2020. Please read important information regarding this and the census mailed to homes in January 2020.

Elementary Registration (Grades K-4)

Per Massachusetts General Law, only students residing with a parent or legal guardian in the Town of Belmont are eligible to attend the Belmont Public Schools when they are age appropriate. Please note possessing guardianship in and of itself does not allow a child to enroll in Belmont Public Schools and requires review and Superintendent approval.

For students who are Homeless and may have challenges providing the required residency documentation, please contact the Superintendent’s office for further guidance and assistance.

Elementary School Requirements

  • To enter Kindergarten, the child must be five years old on or before September 1st of the year they will attend school.
  • To enter Grade 1, the child must be six years old on or before September 1st of the year they will attend school.
  • The child must live in the town of Belmont with a parent or legal guardian. Residency will be verified before enrollment. Please see the residency requirements in the Residency Verification Form and required documents as outlined.
  • The child must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.

Kindergarten Information Night and Intake Days for School Year 2020-2021

Kindergarten Information Night for adults only is on Thursday, January 23, 2020  (snow date January 30) for students entering kindergarten in 2020-2021 at Chenery Middle School auditorium, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. An overview of kindergarten and central registration at Belmont will be presented by school administration and elementary principals.

Kindergarten Intake Days for School Year 2020 - 2021 are on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, 2020. Kindergarten students who are fully registered and placed in April will be sent a link in their school placement email to make an appointment for Kindergarten Intake Day. During this appointment, incoming kindergarten students will participate in some basic assessments while parent/guardian meets with school personnel.

Kindergarten Tuition & Payment Information

Full day Kindergarten tuition information may be viewed here. Please see the Fee Waiver Information page for details regarding full and partial tuition waivers based on household size and income. 

School Bus Information

Information on School Bus Transportation and the Registration Process is available here.

Elementary School Required Documents

After submitting the online registration, a parent or legal guardian (identification of parents or legal guardians is required), must complete the registration at their district school. Please see Elementary School Street Districts. The following original documents must be submitted to your school’s office between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m:

  • Residency Verification Form
  • Student Health History Form
  • proof of residency (Residency Verification Form and required documents as outlined),
  • health records from physician (including physical exam taken place within 12 months, vision screening, proof of immunization; proof of lead test with date of test and results (for kindergarten registrations). Please see Health Care Guidelines below,
  • birth certificate/passport,
  • official transcripts,
  • MCAS scores (if transferring from a public school in Massachusetts)
  • government-issued photo identification of parents or legal guardians  

All documents not in English must be translated into English by a certified translator.

School Assignment and Placement

Due to recent increases in enrollment, a student may be assigned to a school other than his/her own district to maintain the lowest possible class sizes in all four elementary schools.  Every effort is made to keep families in their district school. Please read the Superintendent's letter regarding Elementary District Placement Guidelines

General Steps for Registration

Submit your online registration by clicking on your district school below. Elementary registration is completed at your district school. Verify this in the Elementary School Street Districts document. Note to Kindergarten Registrations: Belmont offers a full-time, fee-based kindergarten program. Parents/guardians may opt for a cost-free, part-time morning program of three hours and fifteen minutes. Please select KP for Kindergarten Part-Time or KF for Kindergarten Full-Time (see Tuition Payment section above).

  1. Within 5 business days of submitting the online registration, parents/guardians will receive a link to additional required documents to be completed online. 
  2. Parents/guardians will then receive a link to the Residency Verification Form and the Student Health History Form. These forms cannot be completed online. Please print and complete both forms and bring to your school’s office along with the documents listed in the Elementary School Required Documents. School offices are available for registrations 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Please begin your K-4 online registration here for NEW students to Belmont Public Schools:

Note: students currently attending BPS schools do not need to re-register.

  • Registering your child who PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED the Belmont Public Schools, and is now returning: START HERE
  • Registering your child for 2019-2020 School Year, select your district school:

Please contact your school if you have questions regarding registration.

Town of Belmont Contact Information 

  • Town of Belmont Census: This can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office located at Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Avenue 
  • Belmont Municipal Light Bill: The document should include resident’s name and “turn on date”. If you have recently moved to Belmont, and have not received a bill please contact the Belmont Municipal Light Department and request a letter or “Light Order” stating you have signed up for an electric account and are a current resident at the Belmont address. Belmont Light can be reached at 617-993-2800.

Health Care Guidelines

All students entering Belmont High School must meet the immunization requirements set up by Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. Proof of immunization must be presented to the school nurse when registering for school. Failure to comply with this ruling will result in exclusion from school. For more information visit the Belmont Public Schools Health and Nursing Department website.

Each School has a Health Clinic operated by a registered nurse whose time may be shared with other schools should the need arise.  When a student becomes ill at school, a parent or guardian will be notified and expected to pick up the student as soon as possible.  Each parent or guardian is asked to provide the school with the names of two (2) alternate persons who may be contacted in the event that a parent/guardian cannot be reached. Persons listed must be local and have access to transportation.  Please advise the school office when any name or number changes.

Complete information with regard to required immunizations and physical examinations, medication administration during the school day and when a child should be kept home due to illness, etc. can be found on the Belmont Public Schools Health and Nursing Department website.

Moving Within the Town of Belmont 

A new proof of residency must be brought to the school office, for the new address, if a student moves within Belmont. If the new address is in a different elementary district, it will be determined if the student will be moved to the new district school, based on class size/enrollment numbers.

Town of Belmont Contact Information 

  • Town of Belmont Census: This can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office located at Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Avenue 
  • Belmont Municipal Light Bill: The document should include resident’s name and “turn on date”. If you have recently moved to Belmont, and have not received a bill please contact the Belmont Municipal Light Department and request a letter or “Light Order” stating you have signed up for an electric account and are a current resident at the Belmont address. Belmont Light can be reached at 617-993-2800.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • Belmont High School: 617-993-5900 
  • Chenery Middle School: 617-993-5800 
  • Butler School: 617-993-5550 
  • Burbank School: 617-993-5500 
  • Wellington School: 617-993-5600 
  • Winn Brook School: 617-993-5700
  • BPS Webmaster: send email

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