Register for Philadelphia Public Schools

New students and transfers, among others, should sign up before Sept. 7.

Starting this week, the School District of Philadelphia has begun accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year.

Signups for public schools began Monday at neighborhood schools and continues through Sept. 7, which is also the first day for first through eighth graders.

The district said the following groups need to sign up:

  • Philadelphia public school students who have moved to another city neighborhood over the summer
  • Children new to Philadelphia
  • Children transferring in from private, parochial and charter schools
  • Kindergarten students who were not pre-registered in the spring

Registration is generally open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., but could vary by school. In addition, new high school students should be present in order to choose classes for the fall.

Though there are exceptions, the newly registered need to provide: parent/legal guardian must provide photo identification; proof of residency; proof of child’s age; child's health appraisal forms and immunization records; and most recent report card and any other useful information from the child’s former school or school district. 

Complete registration information (including acceptable forms of ID) is available on the school district's website.

Use the district's school finder here.


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