Admission to the Belmont Public Schools

Belmont Public Schools Online Registration

  • Please do not bring any registration documents to the schools; all school buildings are closed to the public until further notice
  • Registration is for incoming kindergartners and families new to Belmont Public Schools; existing families should not register

If you want to view this information in another language, please see the Google translate available at the bottom of this page.

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 and required documents below.
  • The child must be registered by a parent or a legal guardian.

Kindergarten and Elementary Information for School Year 2021-2022

Welcome to Belmont Public Schools. Please see useful information below for your incoming kindergartner and/or your new to Belmont elementary student in school year 2021-2022.

Kindergarten Tuition & Payment Information

The Belmont Public Schools is pleased to announce that the School Committee voted unanimously on September 2, 2020 to dissolve the full-day kindergarten fee, effective with the 2020-2021 school year.

School Bus Information

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

Elementary School Required Documents

After you have completed the online registration forms, please submit the residency and health documents noted below. The process for submitting documents will be emailed to you once you complete the online forms.

1: Proof of Residency

If you own a home:

  • Deed or mortgage payment
  • Light Bill from Belmont Light within past 60 days (if just moved, can get light order but must provide first bill to school)

If you rent your home:

  • Light Bill from Belmont Light within past 60 days (if just moved, can get light order but must provide first bill to school)
  • Residency Verification Form  signed and notarized Residency Verification Form from legal owner/landlord of home; please print out for landlord to get notarized);
  • Lease - must show current year and full lease signed by landlord and tenant 

2: Proof of Identification

  • birth certificate (passport if none)
  • government-issued photo identification of one parent or legal guardian

3: Health Records

  • Student Health History Form (included as part of online registration)
  • health records from physician including:
    -physical exam taken place within 12 months
    -proof of immunization
    -vision screening (for kindergarten registrations only)
    -proof of lead test performed when child is greater than 12 months or one year old with date of test and results (for kindergarten registrations only)

Please see Health Care Guidelines below,

Other Documents

Please submit official transcript and MCAS scores (if transferring from a public school in Massachusetts) to your school

All documents not in English, including health records and immunizations, 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 who have completed elementary school registrations.

Below is a timeline for determining elementary district placements for school year 2021-2022:

  • Students whose registration has been completed and received by April 9 will be placed April 13, and families will be notified within five business days after the placement date
  • Students whose registrations are completed and received by June 3 will be placed by June 7, and families will be notified by or within five business days after the placement date
  • Students whose registrations are completed after June 3 will be placed by August 9, and families will be notified within five business days after the placement date

General Steps for Registration

Submit your online registration by clicking on the correct school year below. Elementary registration is completed at your district school. Please see the Elementary School Street Districts document to verify your district school.

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

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

Please review which school you will register your student for: Elementary School Street Districts (by street listing)

Our online registration forms are translated into many languages. Choose the language you want in a pulldown menu at the top right corner of the page. If you need additional assistance with interpretation/translation, please contact Lindsey Rinder at lrinder@belmont.k12.ma.us.

 

  • To register your child for 2021-2022 School Year (September 2021 start):

START HERE
 

Please contact your school if you have questions regarding registration.

Health Care Guidelines

All students entering Belmont Public Schools 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.

Moving Within the Town of Belmont 

If moving within the Town of Belmont, please submit a new proof of residency to your school to assure enrollment and the correct processing of your new Belmont address. 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.

 

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.