Each year, Cambridge welcomes many families into our community who are relocating to Cambridge for work or graduate school, or who are immigrating to the U.S. We recognize the special challenges involved in relocating your family from a long distance away and will work with you to make the experience as easy and understandable as possible.
The requirements for registering your child are the same as for any other student. You must provide documentation of your Cambridge address, and you must complete the registration process in person at the Family Resource Center before your child can start school.
To reduce the barriers for families who in the process of relocating, we will work with you to ensure a smooth transition for your family. Please keep in mind:
The following contact information may be helpful to you:
If you are registering your child to enter during the current school year, we can make a school assignment soon after you arrive in Cambridge. If you are registering your child for Kindergarten starting in the fall, their school assignment will be able to proceed as soon as we receive your completed registration materials. Students entering grades 1-8 will receive their school assignments at the end of the summer, to allow us to accurately assess the number of openings at each school.
While there may be advantages in submitting your child’s registration in advance, particularly if you will be moving several months before the school year begins, many families wait to register until they arrive in the United States. Whenever you are ready, we are glad to answer any questions and assist you in completing the registration process.
For further guidance contact the Family Resource Center
Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Tel: 617.349.6551 | Fax: 617.349.6552
Email the FRC
Staff are available to assist you during business hours all year long, except holidays.