New Students


Step 1

(Upcoming 2019-2020 School Year)

Fill out the online preregistration form for New PK-12 student(s) (for 2019-2020 School Year):

English   Spanish


Step 2A

Prepare Required Documentation:

  • Student’s original birth certificate
  • Proof of residency (electric, gas, or mortgage bill dated within 30 days or a certified rental agreement dated within the last 12 months) in the guardian's name
  • Immunizations up-to-date (Immunization Chart)
  • Physical Exam (within one year)
  • TB Test/ Low Risk Results
  • Vision screening for PK/K (must include Stereopsis for Kindergarten Only)
  • Lead test results – PK/K Only
  • Legal custody paper, if applicable
  • Last report card or transfer form, if transferring from another school district
  • I.E.P, if student received services under a Special Education Program
  • I.A.P, if the student receives services under Section 504
Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1 to register for Pre-kindergarten*

Step 2B

Additional Documents that May Be Required:

  • Caregiver Authorization Affidavit
    Please complete and submit when authorizing another family member or friend to care for your child during a short or long-term absence (not to exceed two years).

    English | Spanish


  • Student Residency Affidavit
    Complete and submit as alternative proof of address if there is no other documentation available in the guardian's name.


    Note: LPS reserves the right to audit residency verifications. This may include requests for new proof of address or a home visit by an LPS agent.

    English | Spanish


  • Custody Documentation
    If one of the parents/guardians' of the student is not listed on the birth certificate, custody documentation will be required. Otherwise this individual may only be listed as an emergency contact.
  • Health Care
    Additional form that may be required.

    Health Care Forms Bilingual 
* Age exceptions include children 2.9 years and older that are referred by Early Intervention or via an LPS screening or Special Education evaluation, and siblings who will be three years old by September 1. Other three year olds are welcome to apply but will be waitlisted for open seats available after September 1.

Step 3A

For Students in Grades K-8 to Finish Registration Please Call 978-975-5900 to Schedule an Appointment:

Lawrence Public Schools Family Resource Center
237 Essex Street. 4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone 978-975-5900
Fax 978-722-8551
By Appointment Only:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Third Saturday of each month by appointment only:
May, June, August, September
9:00AM to 1:00PM

For Those Returning Missing Documents:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8:00AM to 3:00PM
Walk-ins No Appointment Required on:
12:00PM to 6:30PM

Step 3B

For Students in Grades 9-12 to Finish Registration Please Visit:

Lawrence High School
70-71 North Parish Road
Lawrence, MA 01841
No Appointment Required
June to August
Monday through Thursday
8:30PM to 11:30AM
September to May
Monday through Friday
8:30AM to 11:30AM

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Lawrence Public Schools Family Resource Center
237 Essex Street. 4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone 978-975-5900
Fax 978-722-8551