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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Register for School

Staff in Enrollment, Choice and Transfers are available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to assist students and families with registration. Call 410-396-8600.

Baltimore City Public Schools offers a range of schools to meet students' and families' needs and interests. For pre-k and the elementary grades, families can choose neighborhood or charter schools; middle and high school students can choose schools they want to attend.

New students who live in Baltimore City

The registration process differs depending on student age and grade. You must provide documentation, including proof of residence, as part of the registration process for any grade.

Pre-kindergarten

Kindergarten – Grade 5

Grades 6 – 8

Grades 9 – 12

Pre-k registration for neighborhood schools opens in the spring and takes place at each school.

Families can also consider charter schools, which have their own application process and timeline (applications are usually due in February for the following school year).

Kindergarten registration for neighborhood schools opens in the spring and takes place at each school.

Families can also consider charter schools, which have their own application process and timeline (applications are usually due in February for the following school year).

To register for any other grade, visit your neighborhood school or contact the charter school you are interested in.

If your neighborhood elementary school also serves middle grades, visit the school to find out about registering.

You can also choose a middle school in another part of the city or consider a charter school.

Read about high school choice.

Find out about early admission to pre-k, kindergarten or grade 1.

Current students who wish to transfer

  • When students in kindergarten to grade 5 move to a new neighborhood in Baltimore City, they may transfer to the new neighborhood school. Parents/guardians should speak with the office staff at the old school prior to the move, or visit the new school's office. Documentation of new address will be required to complete the transfer.

  • If the neighborhood elementary school also serves middle grades, students in grades 6 to 8 can also transfer to that school. Documentation of address is required to complete the transfer.

  • Students at any grade level who are experiencing homelessness are entitled to special services and may be eligible to transfer schools.

  • Current students can also transfer to a new school at the beginning of their 6th- or 9th-grade year by participating in the middle and high school choice process.

  • Transfers for other reasons or grade levels may also be possible, depending on circumstances.

Nonresidents of Baltimore City

Registration of nonresidents adheres to established Board of School Commissioners policy.