General Requirements

Thank you for choosing Cambridge Public Schools! We look forward to welcoming your child into our school system.

The following information will assist you in preparing to register your child for school. If you have any questions, we will be glad to help you during the registration process. You can start the process by downloading the registration application and other required forms from our forms page.

You must be a resident of Cambridge to register for the Cambridge Public Schools. If you are in the process of moving to Cambridge, you may submit a signed lease, purchase & sales agreement, or letter from your University housing provider documenting a Cambridge address, even if you have not yet moved into your new home. We can communicate with you via email and phone during the interim; however we must send mail to your documented Cambridge address. For more information, please click here.

Age Requirements

If your child’s age will be... on or before.. then they are eligible to enroll in...
4 March 31 Junior Kindergarten
5 August 31 Kindergarten
6 August 31 1st

Applying to Programs Enrolling Students as Young as 3

Applications for limited available seats in Tobin Montessori, Fletcher Maynard Scholar College, and Special Start Integrated Classrooms are accepted during the month of October for children who will be:

  • 3 years old on or before August 31, or
  • 4 years old with a birthday between April 1 - August 31 (children whose birth month makes them too young for Junior Kindergarten)
Documents You Must Submit When You Register Your Child 
  • Student’s Birth Certificate or Passport.
  • Immunization Record. Click here to view CPS health requirements.
  • Completed Health History Form. This is to be completed by the family.
  • Proof of Cambridge Address - provide one of the following:
    • Lease, Section 8 Agreement, Purchase & Sales Agreement, Mortgage Statement, Deed, Letter from Homeless/Transition Service Provider, or Real Estate/Property Tax Bill.
  • Proof of Occupancy - provide one document dated within 30 days:
    • Gas Bill, Oil Bill, Electric bill, Cable Bill, or Homeless/Transition Service Provider Letter
  • Proof of Identity - provide one of the following:
    • Massachusetts Driver’s License, Massachusetts Photo ID, Vehicle Registration, W-2 Form, Passport, Payroll Stub or Bank Statement Dated within 60 Days, or Excise or Property Tax Bill

Additional Documentation: If Applicable

  • If person registering student is other than parent: Guardianship Papers or notarized Caregiver Authorization Affidavit
  • Copy of student’s IEP or 504 Plan
  • Previous school records
  • ELL records and ACCESS Scores from previous US school

For further guidance contact the Student Registration Center
Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Tel: 617.349.6551 | Fax: 617.349.6552 
Email the SRC

Staff are available to assist you during business hours all year long, except holidays.

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