Close Trigger (container)

Utility Container

348 Pond Street Braintree MA 02184 781.380.0130

Utility Nav SVG Icons

Search Trigger (container)

Branding

Braintree Public Schools Logo

Mobile Menu Trigger (container)

Student Registration

Welcome to the Braintree Public Schools!

The Braintree Public School (BPS) system services over 5,800 students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade in one preschool center based at Braintree High School, a Kindergarten center, six neighborhood elementary schools (all serving grades 1-5 with five housing one section of full day Kindergarten), two grade 6-8 middle schools and one grade 9-12 high school. Beyond the academic day and year, students are able to access multiple opportunities in academic and social clubs and activities, visual and performing arts, athletics, and extended year support services and programs.

The BPS has an exceptional history of student performance: by almost any measure, Braintree students achieve at very high levels. With a complete and total focus on providing high quality instruction that is personalized for every child, Braintree students are the direct beneficiaries of a school-community dedicated to providing outstanding teachers, extremely favorable class sizes (14:1), and academic support services that are second to none. All of our schools are designated Level I status by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), with the exception of Braintree High School (BHS), which is identified as a Level II school. BHS was recently named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in the country, reaching number 15 out of over 200 high schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The BPS is currently engaged in reimagining and reconstructing its five year strategic plan. In an effort to achieve even greater focus and become more effective in addressing the needs of our students and our changing school-community, we have identified four (4) strategic goal areas: (1) Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; (2) Culture of Learning and Innovation; (3) Family and Community Engagement, and (4) Wellness. Through these goals we endeavor to prepare our students for a complex and changing world, think critically and creatively, analyze and evaluate information, solve complex problems, and collaborate and communicate effectively. Beyond those skill sets, we believe our children need to develop the necessary habits of body and mind to stay physically, socially and emotionally well throughout their lives.


We are happy to welcome all permanent residents of the Town of Braintree to the Braintree Schools.

Except for kindergarten, or those students in need of specialized services, all students are assigned to a school based on grade level and street address. If you are new to town and want to see which school your child will be assigned to please click here.* (*For Liberty Grade 1 families who are new to town, please note that assignment is subject to approval by the Superintendent's Office.)


Kindergarten Registration
For Students Entering in the Fall of 2017

Registration for ALL eligible 2017-2018 Braintree resident Kindergarten students, regardless of where they live in town, will be held in the cafeteria at the MONATIQUOT SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN CENTER, located at 25 Brow Avenue, Braintree (Please note, the parking lot is on the side of the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center. We request that all parents park in the lot and not on the street. Parents should enter the school from the front entrance on Brow Avenue).

Registration packets will be mailed the first week in December to those families we know of having an age eligible kindergarten child for the 2017-2018 school year.

Registration Week @ Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 -- 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 -- 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Once registration week is complete, we will evaluate the number of families requesting half day and full day programming. We will notify all families of their child’s placement in either a full or half day program during the week of January 30, 2017. At that time, should a lottery be needed for full day Kindergarten placement requests, those families will be notified and information about the lottery process will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: For the 2017-2018 school year, most full day Kindergarten classes will be located at the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center.


Kindergarten Payment Schedule

The full-day kindergarten program in the Braintree Public Schools has a tuition fee associated with it. The fee is $3,000.00/year per child. Should a family be eligible for reduced tuition based on the economically disadvantaged guidelines, the cost would be $1,500.00/year per child.

You will receive acceptance to the full-day program on or before January 30. After acceptance, all families are expected to pay tuition based on the following schedule.

Deposit Payment Due
2/15/17

Payment 2

Due
3/15/17

Payment 3

Due
4/15/17

Payment 4

Due
5/17/17

Payment 5

Due
6/15/17

Payment 6

Due
8/11/17

Full Tuition

$500

$500

$500

$500

$500

$500

Reduced Tuition

$250

$250

$250

$250

$250

$250

Full payment is due prior to the start of the school year.

Payments can be sent to Braintree Public Schools, Business Office c/o Carolyn Loud, 348 Pond Street, Braintree, MA 02184 or may be made online at Unipay.


Registration Materials for the
Current 2016-2017 School Year

Kindergarten registration information and materials for the
current 2016-2017 school year can be found here.
**Please note that the kindergarten starting age is 5 by August 31.**


Below you will find links to the registration materials that you should download and complete prior to visiting your home school to register your child for for grades 1-12.

Please see the specific information below based on grade level.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Student Data Form
2. Nursing Services Handout
3. Medical History Form
4. MA School Health Record
5. Certificate of Immunization/Physician Report Form

A Physician’s Report of Health Examination is to be completed by your child’s physician. Please pay close attention to the following list of required immunizations:

    1. 5 DTaP/DPT
    2. 4 Polio
    3. 2 MMR Vaccines
    4. 3 Hepatitis Vaccines
    5. 2 Varicella Vaccines or Documented Case of Chicken Pox by physician
    6. 1 Tdap for entry to grade 7 through 11
    7. Recent assessment of risk for TB - Low risk students are cleared for school entry.If the student is coming from outside of the US, consult with the school nurse.The MA Department of Public Health TB testing guidelines will be followed: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/tb/tb-pediatric-risk-assessment-form.pdf
    8. Kindergarten entry only (in addition to the above) – Lead Screening test results, Vision screening including stereopsis, and Hearing screening – within the past 12 months

As per State Law, your child must have all required immunizations, a physical examination, and documentation of a low risk TB assessment before he/she may enter school. Children entering kindergarten must also have Lead screening test results and a vision screening with stereopsis.

6. Home Language Survey
7. Transfer Student Record Request
8. Residency Verification Notice/Residency Guidelines

The Administration Department requires residency verification. Please see the verification of residency sheet for requirements. Please include this with your child’s birth certificate and the above stated forms.

9. Emergency Medical Card is available from your school’s administrative assistant and must be completed when the above mentioned paperwork is returned.

10. A Massachusetts Transfer card from the child’s previous school with the Child’s Mass ID number listed OR an original Birth Certificate is required. The administrative assistant will make a copy of it and return the original to you.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school’s office, or the Superintendent’s Office, directly.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Elementary Students, Grades 1-5

**Please note that the starting age is 6 by August 31 for first grade . **

All new incoming elementary school students register directly at their assigned elementary school beginning two weeks before the start of the school year.

Middle School Students, Grades 6-8

All new incoming middle school students register directly at their assigned middle school the entire year. Should you not know which middle school your address is assigned to, please contact the administration offices at 781-380-0130 x8476.

High School Students, Grades 9-12

All new incoming high school students register directly at Braintree High School in the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office number is 781-848-4000 x2253. The following is the schedule for the high school registrar:

  • During the School Year -Registrar’s Office is open Monday–Thursday 8:45am – 2:30pm.
  • 1 week after the last day of school – Registrar’s Office is open from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm.
  • 3 weeks prior to the first day of school – Registrar Office is open from 8am-2pm.