Kindergarten Registration Information

  • Barnstable Public Schools’ Kindergarten Registration is open for 2024-2024! If you live in the town of Barnstable (Hyannis, Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills, Cotuit, Barnstable, or West Barnstable) it is time to sign up for school for 2024-2025. 

    Requirements for Enrollment

    • Students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2024.

    • You must be a full-time resident of Barnstable. If you are applying for School Choice, please follow this link which will be open in April 2024 for the Fall of 2024. Kindergarten school choice occurs at the end of August according to space at each school.

    • Complete the pre-registration process online and schedule a registration appointment on the second to last page of the application. Appointments are at the Family and Community Engagement Center, 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601. 

    • Bring all required documents with you to the appointment. If you do not have all the documents, our staff will help you find a way to obtain them so that you can finish your registration. The student does not need to be present at the appointment.

    • Registrations completed before May 1st will be entered into a drawing for a book gift basket.

    • If applying to the Barnstable Community Innovation School, the last day to complete registration is May 10th at 2 pm and the lottery will take place for registered students on May 13th. All paperwork must be completed, and the registration sealed by May 10th.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students who currently attend Enoch Cobb Early Learning Center are already registered for Kindergarten at their home school.

    If they would like to attend BCIS, fill out this transfer form.

    Steps to Register:

    1. Create an account for your student on the BPS Registration webpage. 

    2. Using a computer, fill in the online application and upload the documents if you can. If not, bring them to the registration appointment. Directions for creating an account are located on the main registration page.

    3. Pick an appointment time at the FCEC (141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601) and submit your application.

    4. Go to the appointment at the FCEC with your documents. If you need help obtaining the documents, we will work with you to find a solution.

    5. For 2024-2025 registrations, schools will reach out for a Kindergarten screening and orientation in May or June of 2024.