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644 Pleasant Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5400

Admission to the Belmont Public Schools

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

  • Registration is for 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.

Chenery Middle School (Grades 5-8) and Belmont High School (Grades 9-12) Registration

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 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.

School Bus Information

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

Below are the steps for Grades 5-12 Online Registration for families new to Belmont Public Schools:
  1. Submit your online registration by clicking on your district school below.
  2. Within 5 business days of submitting the online registration, parents/guardians will receive a link to additional required documents to be completed online. 
  3. 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 below in the Chenery Middle School and Belmont High School Required Documents.

Chenery Middle School and Belmont High School Required Documents

After submitting the online registration, a parent or legal guardian (identification of parents or legal guardians is required), must submit their registration documents to the school.

Chenery Middle School Hours: The office is available to receive registration documents on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call the school’s main office with any questions regarding registration at 617-993-5800.

Belmont High School Hours: The Guidance Office is open during the week between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to receive registration documents. If you need further information, please call the Guidance Office at 617-993-5910. All students who enter/withdraw from Belmont High School may be required to meet with and receive approval by the principal.

The following original documents must be submitted at the time of registration:

  • 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, and proof of immunization); 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.

Start Grades 5-12 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. 

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 Health Department web site.

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.

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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