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

Admission to the Belmont Public Schools

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

Below are the steps for 2017-2018 Grades K-4 Online Registration New to Belmont Public Schools:

Please be sure to select the correct year attending; an incorrect entry will not accurately record your registration. 

  • Grades K-4 please refer to the School District Listing to verify your school district
  • Please read the Kindergarten and the Elementary School Requirements below before registering

Kindergarten Tuition & Payment Information

The Kindergarten tuition for the 2017-2018 school year will be $3,500.

Belmont Public Schools offers partial or full tuition waivers.

Any parent/guardian interested in requesting a tuition waiver must do so by using Contact Us form

 or by clicking here. Full or partial waivers will be granted based on household size and income.

Please see Fee Waiver page for more information.

School Bus Information

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

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.
  • The child must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.

Steps for Registration:

  1. Submit your online registration by clicking on your district school below. Elementary registration is completed at your district school. Verify this in the School District Location link located above.
  2. Within 5 business days of submitting the online registration, parents will receive a link to additional required documents to be completed online. 
  3. Parents 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 below. 

Elementary School Required Documents

After submitting the online registration, new students, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (identification of parents or legal guardians is required), must complete registration at their district school (Elementary School Street Districts). The following original documents must be submitted to your district 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 (as noted in Residency Verification Form),
  • original health records (including physical exam taken place within one year and proof of immunization),
  • birth certificate or 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.

If you have a child who previously attended the Belmont Public Schools, and is now returning, please contact Christine Trischitta at ctrischitta@belmont.k12.ma.us before registering.

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 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.

School Assignment

Due to recent increases in enrollment, a student may be assigned to a district other than his/her own, as needed, to maintain the lowest possible class sizes in all four elementary schools. 

Superintendent's letter regarding Elementary District Placement Guidelines 

  • Students whose registration has been completed and received by May 24 will be placed by June 1.
  • Students whose registrations are completed after May 24 will be placed by August 25

Start Online Registration Here:

When Online, Please Be Sure To Register For The Correct School Year

Please verify your school district in the School District Listing.

Note to Kindergarten Parents/Legal Guardians Only: Belmont offers a full-time, fee-based kindergarten program. Parents 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).

Please contact your school if you have questions regarding registration in the Belmont Public Schools. 

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.

Kindergarten Registration FAQ

Q:What are the Residency and Age Requirements?

  • The child must live in the town of Belmont. Residency will be verified before enrollment. 
  • The child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the year they will attend school. 
  • Parents must complete the Residency Verification Form

Q:What Kindergarten Programs Are Offered?

Belmont offers a full-day, fee-based kindergarten program; parents may opt for a cost-free morning program of three hours and fifteen minutes. The Belmont Public Schools early childhood programs encompass a broad range of developmentally-appropriate learning activities.

Q:Which School Do I Apply To?

Q:What is Kindergarten Intake Screening?

Kindergarten screening is a brief check of all kindergarten children in the areas of: personal and social development, speech and language skills, eye/hand coordination small and large muscle control, and hearing and vision.

Q:Where Can I Find Bus Information?

Bus information will be sent in June to parents who have completed the registration process and have received their school assignments. If you do not receive this information by June 15th, please contact the Belmont Public Schools Business Office at busing@belmont.k12.ma.us or visit the Business Office page of the website for additional busing information and Frequently Asked Questions for the 2017-2018 school year.

Q:How Much is Tuition And What Are My Payment Options?

The full day kindergarten tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $3,500. Parents who have completed the registration process may use their child’s Unique ID to make online tuition payments through MCC via credit card or online bank check as of June 15th. 

You may pay your child’s tuition in full or make quarterly payments according to the following schedule:

  • July 1st
  • October 1st 
  • January 1st
  • April 1st

If you have twin children attending full day kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, the tuition for the first twin is $3,500. The tuition for the second twin is $1,750. Additionally, financial waivers are available and granted based on household size and income. To request a waiver, fill out the Fee Waiver Form found here. Forward the completed form and a copy of last year’s federal tax return (Form 1040) to:

Belmont Public Schools
C/O Business Office
644 Pleasant Street
 Belmont, MA 02478

You may also fax your paperwork to 617-993-5439. For security reasons, please do not email your tax information to the Business Office. Waivers will be reviewed confidentially.

* The Belmont Public Schools is not in the position to provide legal or tax advice. However, please be advised that we have been notified by School Counsel that full day kindergarten tuition is not eligible for child care/dependent care expenses and it is not eligible for any beneficial tax treatment.

Q:How Can I Get Additional Program Information?

Each school will hold a Parent Information Night. 

  • Butler School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM 
  • Burbank School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 PM 
  • Wellington School: Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 PM 
  • Winn Brook School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • 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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